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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 4:10 p.m. PST

"…Today, almost no one does. Nor do many Americans hallow the war of which it was part. The "Raisin"—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—recently became the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it's no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of "brownfield" (ground contaminated by industry) south of Detroit. The belching stacks of a coal-fired plant poke above the park's tree line. Nearby stands a shuttered Ford factory where some of the re-enactors used to work.

This neglect saddens Naveaux, who has labored hard to preserve the battlefield. But ignorance of the War of 1812 lightens his role as Lacroix Company leader. "I made up some of the orders today, and they weren't carried out well," he concedes at the end of the wintry drill. "But if we do things wrong out here, how many people are going to know or care?"…"
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RudyNelson16 Oct 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

In Alabama the Creek War battle cry was Remember Fort Mims. Mims was a settlement destroyed in August 1813 by the Upper Creek. Over 400 white setters and Lower Creek allies were all killed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 12:32 p.m. PST



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