The War of 1812: The Camp, March 2016 Exhibit at Arrow Rock, Missouri
The 28th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium, to be held at historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri. 24 & 25 March, 2018. Saturday 9am to 5:00pm and Sunday 9am to Noon. Free to attend and Open to the Public, NO Registration is required Since 1991, the longest continually held War of 1812 Symposium in the United States.
Saturday 24 March 2018 Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri
9:10 A.M. “Henry Dodge: A New Look at the 1814 Action on Miami Bend” by Hal Youmans, Colonel, USA, Ret., Contributor to Encyclopedia of the War of 1812, ABC-CLIO 2012; Past Editor of the Journal of the War of 1812, author of numerous articles on the War of 1812.
10:00 A.M. “The Osage Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to the Treaty of Portage des Sioux” by Michael Dickey, a 30 year plus veteran with Missouri Natural Resources, Administrator Arrow Rock Missouri State Historic Site & Sappington Cemetery & Boones Lick Historic Site; author People of the Rivers Mouth: In Search of the Missouria Indians, 2011; Arrow Rock: Crossroads of the Missouri Frontier, 2004.
11:00 A.M “Bloody Water on Prairie Forks: The Life and Death of Captain James Callaway by Michael D. Harris, Educator, past editor to The Despatch, Contributor to the Encyclopedia of The War of 1812, 2012; past chairmen of the Missouri State War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee; author The Battle of the Sinkhole, May 24, 1815, Journal of the War of 1812, 1997.
1:30 P.M. “December 1813: The Fall of Fort Niagara and the Burning of Buffalo” by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph.D., Professor, Retired Deputy Director Military History, US Army Command & General Staff College. Author of The Canadian Theater, 1814, US Army Center of Military History, 2014; Long Range Guns, Close Quarter Combat; The Third United States Artillery regiment in the War of 1812, Old Fort Niagara Association, 2010; Niagara 1814 America Invades Canada, University Press Kansas, 2000; and numerous articles.
2:30 P.M. “A Review of United States Officers’ Uniforms, 1810-1815” by David C. Bennett, Independent Scholar; author of “First Regiment of United States Infantry at Lundy’s Lane, 25 July 1814,” Military Collector & Historian Journal, 2014; “A New Perspective on the Last Days of Fort Madison,” Journal of the War of 1812, 2009; “A Miniature Portrait of Surgeon Mate John Frederick Heileman, 1753-1816,” Military Collector & Historian Journal, 2009.
3:30 P.M. “Uncle Sam: The Origins and Evolution of an American Icon” by Donald Hickey, Ph.D., Professor of History, Wayne State College, Nebraska. Author of The War of 1812, A Forgotten Conflict, 1989; Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, 2006; The Rockets’ Red Glare: An Illustrated History of The War Of 1812, 2011, and other books and articles.
6:00 P.M. Attendees and Presenters Dinner at Sandy’s Oak Ridge Manor.
Sunday 25 March 2018 Historic Fort Osage, Missouri
9:00 A.M. Welcome and introductory comments by David C. Bennett.
9:10 A.M. “To Maintain Good Order and Discipline: Crime and Punishment during the War of 1812” by Bill Jordan, Lt. Col. USAF, Ret., Department of the Air Force, US Strategic Command, frequent lecturer U.S. Cavalry and War of 1812 history. 10:00 A.M. “Medical Care at Fort Osage: New Developments in Research.” By Eric Mathews, Ph.D., Associate Professor research, A.T. Still University, resident subject matter expert on Early American Medicine for the U.S. Army Center of Military History and NPS, author of several articles regarding early American Medicine.
11:00 A.M. “War of 1812 Artillery in the Missouri Region, Revisited” by Paul Rosewitz, Colonel, USA, Ret., former NPS Ranger St. Louis Arch, National Archives St. Louis, authority on the US Mountain Howitzer & early American Artillery.
12:00 P.M. The 28th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium concludes. 1:00 P.M. Add On presentation: “Myths of Fort Osage” by David C. Bennett .
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