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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2019 10:24 p.m. PST

"The spring of 1812 found the young American republic on edge. The British Navy was impressing American seamen with impunity at an alarming rate while vicious attacks on frontier settlements by American Indians armed with British weapons had left a trail of fear and outrage. As calls for a military response increased, Kentucky, the first state west of the Appalachians, urged that only by defeating the British could the nation achieve security. The very thought conjured up embellished memories of the American Revolution, and once war was declared, many soldiers believed that the "Spirit of 76" would lead them to victory. But the conflict quickly transformed from a patriotic parade to a desperate attempt to survive against a major military power. While the War of 1812 is known mostly for later events, including the burning of Washington and the siege of Fort McHenry, much of the first two years of the war was fought in the west, with the British Army and their Indian allies nearly overrunning the Old Northwest and threatening the borders of the original colonies…."
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huevans01103 May 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Thanks. Very interesting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2019 11:08 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


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