The 29th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium, to be held at Missouri State Park, Arrow Rock, Missouri. 23 & 24 March, 2019. 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 23 March 2019 Arrow Rock, Missouri
9:10 A.M. “The Company of Captain Nathan Boone's Missouri Rangers." 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.
10:00 A.M. “Equipping the Mounted Rangers” by Paul Rosewitz, Colonel, retired.
11:00 A.M “1813: The Evacuation of Fort Osage and the War of 1812" 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.
1:30 P.M. “New York's War of 1812” 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. “Colonel Richard Mentor Johnson and his Kentucky Mounted Volunteers" by John Steinle. Stockades in the Wilderness: History Education Supervisor and Bear Creek Regional Supervisor, Jefferson County, Colorado, retired; board member Coalition for Women’s History; co-author, Stockades in the Wilderness: The Frontier Defenses and Settlements of Southwestern Ohio, 1788-1795, 1986 and Evergreen: Images of America, 2017.
3:30 P.M. “I am a Sauk. My father was a Sauk. I am a warrior. The Life of Black Hawk” 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
6:00 P.M. Attendees and Presenters Dinner at the 1834 J. Huston Tavern. .
Sunday 25 March 2018 Historic Fort Osage, Missouri
9:00 A.M. Welcome and introductory comments by David C. Bennett.
9:10 A.M. “Major Amos Stoddard, Corps of Artillerists” by Douglass A. Harding, Park Ranger, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - The Old Courthouse.
10:00 A.M. “Roast Beef: Feeding the U. States Army” by Sally E. Bennett, Adjunct Professor of English, Johnson County Community College. Contributor to Encyclopedia of the War of 1812, 1812; Contributor to Treaties with American Indians, ABC-Clio 2008; Seeking Men of Iron Sinew: Creating a Professional Military in the Early American Republic”, ABC-CLIO 2009
11:00 A.M. “The Trail before the Trail. War of 1812 Influence on the Santa Fe Trail, 1815-1820” 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.
12:00 P.M. The 29th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium concludes.
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