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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 9:21 p.m. PST

""During the War of 1813 Blackhoof, the celebrated Shawnee chieftain who was then living at Wapakoneta, paid a visit to the fort [McArthur] which was then under command of General Tupper. It was in January, 1813, and the chief was talking with some of the officers while seated by the fire one cold night, when suddenly someone pressed a gun close to the rough wall of the cabin and fired through a hole between the logs striking Blackhoof in the cheek. In the excitement that followed the would-be assassin escaped and was never captured, though strenuous efforts were made to find him. It was at first thought that Blackhoof was dead, as he fell from his seat, but he finally recovered from the severe wound. If prompt action had not been taken to denounce the deed and try to find the cowardly person who did the act, no doubt a general war between the Indians and soldiers would have been precipitated."
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2019 6:58 a.m. PST

An interesting article and War of 1812 Blog. Thanks T.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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