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The Battle of Tippecanoe September 26, was a warm up for the coming major conflict. Fort Malden was a major source of weapons and supplies for the natives loyal to the crown. The British forces needed the reputation and fighting capacity of native warriors to fend off American attacks. William Caldwell was well respected by the native leaders particularly the Wyandotte's Huron , his son Billy, a Mohawk descendent and a Potawatomi Chief was a confidant of Tecumseh during the efforts to organize the native forces of the Ohio Valley.

William Caldwell's ability to liaison between the Native leaders, British Military and the Indian Department establishment was an attribute that served all groups well. The Native warriors at the best of time were difficult to administer and to control the excesses. His influence perhaps tempered some treatments of Americans at the hands of the warriors.

The recapture of Detroit August 16, was the result of a coordinated native, militia and military effort utilizing the warrior reputation of the Native Warriors. Francis Caldwell son was reported to be the first person to enter Detroit after the surrender. William Caldwell and his sons were there in the thick of the battle.

Billy Caldwell was stabbed by an American officer resulting in his company of warriors taking revenge on a number of hapless American prisoners perhaps as many as The events of Frenchtown were unacceptable to Tecumseh and the British establishment. Tecumseh demanded that a unit similar to the Butler's Rangers of the Revolutionary War be established to coordinate the Native groups with the Militia and British Military.

The men were paid, had a distinctive uniform and were funded by the Indian Department of the British Military. The Rangers roamed the area living off the land looking for American raiding parties from Detroit, there were no official records except as reported by the British Military such as at Longwoods. He was 62 years old.

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He was a "wanted" person by the Americans for his Revolutionary, Fallen Timbers, Frenchtown and other activities. He had young children, Suzanna was not well and died in His was the only Amherstburg property houses, barns, fences, orchards, etc. At 64 years old he had to restart and rebuild. He died in at 72 and was buried beside his wife in the Bathurst Street, Roman Catholic Church cemetery over which homes are built. The U. My maternal grandfather was Bartholomew Carley Johns Jr,.

To my knowledge, the United Empire Loyalist literature does not mention that Bartholomew Carley was married twice, but there is excellent documentation of the first wife. Her name may have been Emma Stevenson, but we have only circumstantial evidence for that, and have been unable to find documentation to support that possibility. The earliest document is the "Return of Refugee Loyalists and their families receiving provisions at Sorel, Quebec, and the Blockhouse on the Yamaska River", dated 25th December, From other information, we know that the daughter's name was Sarah, that she was born on 23rd of August, , and she was five years old at the time of the report.

The first wife must have died afterward, because Bartholomew Carley married Anne Thomson on the 29th of March, Sarah Carley is listed with the second family in the early census of Elizabethtown in The most defining document is the petition of Sarah Johns on the 7th of January, , for her allotment of land as the daughter of a Loyalist.

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That document is attested to by Col. James Breakenridge who states that she is qualified because she is wife to David Johns Sarah was 20 at that time , and daughter to Bartholomew Carley, esq. See copy of that petition PDF. My UE designation is from my great, great, great grandfather Lt. Solomon Johns, but I am also a 3rd great granddaughter of Bartholomew Carley.

By he had moved to Fort Edward, Charlotte County, New York, where he farmed on a lease of acres transferred to him by his grandfather. He was employed by the British Secret Services to carry despatches during the revolution, and made many dangerous trips across upper New York state. Edward, and carried them to a Mr. Shepherd in Albany. In Bartholomew Carley traveled to Canada by way of St. He was captured at Elizabethtown along with others in February , but was later exchanged for American prisoners. He was a Commissioner of the Peace for 27 years.

A member of the Presbyterian Church, he was given special thanks in for his services as a Churchwarden during 15 successive years. He had been named an Associate Judge in the Assize Commission. The Court adjourned to attend his funeral in The Rhode Island Maccoones dropped the "Mac" about Nathan has the only documented son Abraham in the time period.

How ironic that they were tasked with capturing the "disaffected" that Abraham would later become. In August , when Francis Pfister of nearby Hoosick recruited about local men to support the approaching General Burgoyne, it appears that Abraham was among the recruits. Colonel Pfister was killed in action and his recruits were transferred to Samuel Mackay. Abraham was taken prisoner according to the Samuel Mackay October militia roster for Loyal Volunteers, possibly at Bennington, Vermont.

In and , he was in hospital per rosters by Capt Robert Leake and Col. He received the UEL designation on the supplemental list. There is no record of his receiving a land grant. According to one family report, his sons Abraham and Isaac and four daughters were all born in Kingsbury. He sold the property in He reappears in Canada in the Elizabethtown census and the Johnstown District jury duty records in and purchased land from William Allen in for 40 pounds.

Baptism records for children of Abraham Jr and Isaac appear in In , Abraham Jr. Abraham's sons participated in the War of In the book Rideau Reflections, by G. At some later date, Isaac is declared an Alien [apparently returned to the United States] and forfeits acres of land in the 7th Concession, Lot 34 S on January 2, It is an odd parallel.

In , Abraham became a loyalist while his brother Nathan remained in the New York militia. Thirty five years later, two brothers are again split by their loyalties. Abraham Sr was listed on Elizabethtown census as late as Abraham Jr's descendants continue to live in the South Crosby area. I do not know the subsequent whereabouts of Isaac. Abraham Coon, UEL is my fourth great grandfather. James Cotter Sr. Cruikshank and Gavin K. It also identifies his wife as Lucretia Jan and also indicates a wife Magdalena As well as James Cotter Jr.

Richard Cotter died in This couple had several children. His headstone indicates that he was born in , as he died January 18 aged 77 years, 6 months and 10 days. He settled first in Fredericksburgh Township and moved about to Sophiasburgh Township. The Parish Register of Rev. The will of James Cotter Jr. They had at least seven children several of whom applied for land grants as the children of Loyalists.

The Archives of Ontario describes the contents of this book saying, " Children included are:. James B. Richard C.

Samuel P. Elizabeth, bapt. Allen Munro of Sophiasburgh. William H. Eleanor, bapt. Samuel Solmes of Sophiasburgh, 22 May Lucretia, m. Samuel Munro of Sophiasburgh. See ret. Online genealogies include two additional children, Katreen born 21 June in Fredericksburgh and Mary Ann born 01 February Captain James Cotter can be seen with his company beginning here.

Homfray Irving, includes James Cotter. On page 54 he is noted as being on duty at Kingston under Colonel Richard Cartwright from 25 June to 24 December, The petition on behalf of the executors of the will of James Cotter was made by Daniel Robbins Esquire. The file contains several depositions in support of the claim for recognition of service during the "late war". A sampling from the statements reads:. Ruttan, and William Ashley.

Eventually, 16 August the "Committee recommended that Scrip equal to eight hundred acres be granted as prayed for, and that, the like quantities of Scrip be granted on each of the claims of Captain Henry McDonnell and Cornelius Van Alstine of the Prince Edward Militia Both prior to and after the War of , James Cotter was heavily involved in serving and leading his community.

The military leadership of James Cotter began by when he was a lieutenant in the Prince Edward Militia. By he was a major, by a lieutenant colonel, and a colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Prince Edward Militia by James Cotter made a brief foray into the political arena. James Cotter did not sit again as an MHA. As stated above, James Cotter Jr. His gravesite now has a plaque in front of his headstone honouring his contribution to his country during the War of Further details may be found at the website of the War of Graveside Project.

William Cronk b. July in Port Rowan. The Cronk family arrived at Copes Landing now St. Williams, Ontario in Petitions for a land grant were made in , , and or 09 when land lot 24, Concession B Broken Front , Charlotteville Township was finally granted to William. See R. Robert Mutrie, St. Williams: The History , , pp. Ryerson, Being a Loyalist, he received acres along the St. Lawrence River in Williamsburg and in the following Short years John petitioned for himself and his brother Geronimous for land.

John received Acres along the St. Lawrence and Geronimous received acres Lot 32 Conc. He also took on other business ventures and Geronimous led a much slower life style by farming his land for many years. Both were members of the Dundas Militia with John holding the rank of Captain. The battle ended in the late afternoon of November 11th when the American Forces retreated in disarray to their boats. A victory for the British military, native warriors and support from the Dundas Militia.

John donated adjoining land to St. John died 22 January and is buried in that cemetery along with some other members of his family. Thomas Cummings and his son James often worked as a team. They lived in Chippawa on land granted Thomas for his services in Butler's Rangers during the Revolution. Thomas had been working for John Burch, assisting with his thoroughbred horses in Papacunk, New York and his mother was Burch's housekeeper.

Burch had been avoiding taking the oath, but was finally driven out with all his staff. From , he was associated with the Commissariat Department, which seems to be a continuation of his services before fleeing Papacunk. Thomas was prominent in the development of the new community and area. He was elected town clerk and pathmaster in and continued as town clerk for many years. In his son James became town clerk. In , Thomas became a trustee of Public Schools. When the War of began, Thomas was already an issuer of provisions at Fort George, so he continued to He relinquished about 5 acres of his land at the mouth of Chippawa Creek to the government, and barracks were built there.

James is accounted to be the first white child born in Chippawa. He was a Lieutenant the 3rd Lincoln Militia when war was declared in John Clark requested James' recollections of the war. He replied, 11 May "the night of the Stoney Creek battle; I was with a party of dragoons at Secord's Mills to keep a lookout in case the enemy took that road from Stoney Creek to gain the position we held at the cross-roads. When the firing commenced my little party were on the watch, and so soon as light appeared, we went to the scene of action, where many of our gallant and noble red-coats lay sleeping in death.

He mentioned "a few of the scenes I witnessed and was personally engaged in: The Beaver Dam, where Col. Chapin gave me his sword. The Battle of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane. The taking of Fort Schlosser, a daring and bold adventure, with the 24th Militia, and six of the 49th, where we took 14 regulars and two officers, with four civilians, one brass six-pounder and three boat loads of stores.

Afterwards, the taking of Black Rock, where Col. Bishop received his wounds, close by where I was. Thomas and James spent the rest of their lives serving their community in various capacities. Thomas was a trustee for the construction of Trinity church, the first in Chippawa. James continued as a J. He had several business interests: warehouses, tannery and a steam-powered grist mill. Above all, he looked after the interests of the people of Chippawa, no matter what service he could provide.

Henry came to Ernestown Twp. Later with the onset of the conflict with the United States, Henry served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Addington Militia during the War of After the War of Henry retired to farm back at Ernestown Twp. He served in Butler's Rangers during the Revolution.

He had 29 children, 14 by his first wife, Charity Van Ness, and 11 by his unnamed second wife. Disher Family Genealogy, Beverly Timlock, Catharines, Ontario. In the household are 2 malse under 16, 1 female under 16, 2 males over 16 and 1 female over 16, for a total of 6people. Catharines Central Library Robert Dixon, Sr. He came up to Canada and was granted land in Lancaster Twp. He had 4 children: William, Robert, Janet, and Sarah.

Their mother died about and he drowned about a year later in , leaving the 4 young children as orphans. They were taken in by his brother-in-law John Cameron who m. Robert Dixon's sister Jane. All the 4 children petitioned for and were granted land. Robert Dixon Jr. He petitioned for land under the Heir and Devisee commission and received Order in Council 31 Oct Hagetdon Between 29th June and the 31st of December John G.

Clute, Capt. The twins were born 27 Nov in Cornwall, Stormont Co. The twins were mere infants. Death Record: Robert Dixon of the parish of Cornwall, farmer, aged 34 yrs. The twins eventually came up to the North Gower area when they were about 15 yrs.

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The petition goes on to say that Peter remained in America after the war ended and lived in New Jersey. The surname would become Dulyea in later records of early Canada and would eventually become Delyea. Pierre Dollier would become known as Peter Dulyea Sr. Upper Canada. Peter Sr. Peter Jr. In the Petition it also states that he came to the Province of Upper Canada before the year Simon was born in in Skatoque, New York.

In these minutes, dated April and May , he is being released from suspicion of a conspiracy by Major General Schuyler. At that time Simon was living at Saratoga, New York. Matthew Clark and Capt. The family surname changed over the years from Simon's grandparents who were one of the Palatine migrant families to New York in with the surname Earhardt, to later records using both Earhart and Airhart.

He was granted Lot 22, second concession Colchester, New Settlement in The MGS Medal was authorized by General Order June 1, and was issued in , 32 years after the event, to each surviving officer and soldier present in any battle commemorated. Tippecanoe was the homeland of Tecumseh and his brother the Propehet, who was in charge, while Tecumseh was out and about trying to form a Western Indian Confederacy. Tecumseh and about 25 Menominee Indians, 46 Mohawk and the majority were Wyandottes to make a total of Natives at the Battle of Detroit.

These Natives, along with regulars and militia achieved the bloodless surrender of Detroit. Isaac Ferris was in the 1st Essex Militia, under Col. Matthew Elliott who took part in the Battle of Detroit. It is written in the local newspaper, The Amherstburg Echo, in that Isaac was one of two young 17 year old men who volunteered to swim across the Detroit River and spy on actions taking place at Bois Blanc Island in preparation for the Battle of Fort Detroit commanded by General William Hull. In , at the age of 82, Isaac Ferriss received pound s as a Canadian Veteran of the War of Not many would live that long to collect this war pension.

In Peter protected British Soldiers in his house and supplied provisions to them. He suffered severely by the rebels — was tarred and feathered for his loyalty during the war. Pieter came to Upper Canada before the summer of with his family from New Jersey and received a land grant at Kingston August 24, Bernard Forshee was born in New Jersey in and came to Canada with his father.

Bernard served in the War of under Loyalist Cyrenius Parke. I descend from Hannah and Alexander, although I am still looking for some of those elusive early lineage proofs. He stated in that he served as a private soldier in The King's American Regiment commanded by Col. Edmond Fanning and that he joined in New York. He may have also served in the capacity as a translator, since his wife, Mah-Oh-Rah, baptised Hannah , was a Mohawk woman of the Turtle Clan. The King's American Regiment abstract for pay for prisoners for the period ending June 24, included Private William Foster, who was taken prisoner 20 Feb The acres of this lot passed to his son, Jacob, when Alvah's will was probated on Feb.

Gray, Stoddart Press [North York, ], p. John is to receive these on the condition "that he educate Peter and Benjamin," his younger brothers, who were approximately 13 and 14 years old respectively. Benjamin stated before the Commissioners on Loyalists' Claims that he was a native of America, lived near Albany, had been settled ten years on Patroon lands, had cleared ten acres and built a house and barn. Warner Fralick and Jacob Ball were neighbours in their old homes. Benjamin suffered terribly before leaving his home.

The Rebels took his livestock, utensils, furniture and tools and drove his family out. He joined Butler's Rangers in and served six years as a sergeant and corporal. The Court Martial files have disappeared from the records in the British Library, but a sense of the crime can be determined in the General Order. Watson Powell, Commanding the Upper Posts, and Charging Lieutenant Colonel Butler and other Officers of said Corps with Capital Crimes and to stir up a mutiny and sedition among the men of the Corps of Rangers, and for speaking disrespectfully of the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, is found guilty of the 3rd Charge exhibited against him, and sentenced on account of the undoubted testimony of his general and good character in the Corps, and likewise on sundry occasions, only to be reduced to the ranks.

Thus he had the consolation of being settled near his sister, Elizabeth Heins' family who settled in Grantham Township, Lincoln County. More importantly both Benjamin and Adam Hein's homesteads border the Iroquois Trail, which became the major road in south St. Catharines, namely St. In the Upper Canada Legislature passed The Parish and Town Officers Act, which allowed for the choosing of two town wardens, a township clerk, two assessors and collectors, fenced viewers, poundkeepers, overseers of highways, tellingly called pathmasters.

As may be noted from Beebe and Wycoof, it was a frequent occurrence for township officials to serve in more than one capacity. One of the first by-laws the Council enacted read: There is also a law made at this town meeting that cattle and hogs is to run at large. In a local landowners were asked to contribute to a fund for the erection of the first church in the area. It was built the same year as a 30 by 40 feet building on the northwest corner of Yates and St. Paul St. It had a small cemetery which existed until it was closed during the cholera epidemic of It was intended to be a non-denominational church for all Protestant denominations and was used as such for several years.

However, the Church of England ultimately ousted all other denominations for its exclusive use. John the Evangelist's Church, Thorold. Along with his Peter Lampman--his kith by marriage-- and George House, Benjamin was for several years the trustee of the Church. Notably, he could write as he signed his own name to church documents. He died at his farm in December and was buried there in a family plot on 9th Street, Town of Lincoln.

His will lists his occupation as shoemaker. Militia calls were a compulsory service for men in early Upper Canada, and are the earliest form of Census. In , when John Froats was 86, a gathering of veterans of the war of met in Morrisburg, Ontario to commemorate the end of the war, and the Battle of Chysler's Farm. John is listed as one of the participants of the event Ottawa Citizen , There is a photo in the book of John Froats, captioned "a veteran of the battle.

John and Mary Froats had nine children: - George Henry, b. Sources: Carter, Smyth. Lawrence News Publishing House, August 10, Catharines , Lincoln Co. Despite the fact that he was 52 years old at the outbreak of the War of , John Gould, Sr. May 01, January 14, While JOhn Sr. Sources: W. Catharines Central Library. Both he and Judge Pettit were captured in early and imprisoned in Newton Courthouse in its subterranean jail. The jail had two cells and housed 18 to 20 men per cell in filth and with only enough room to sleep head to foot and side by side.

Adam was soon joined by his brother George, who had been arrested after attending a Loyalist meeting at Wall Kill. George died within a month of his arrest. Charles Pettit was also arrested Secretary to the Governor. There he had his last son, William Green. Recently, several attempts to downplay his role in the Battle of Stoney Creek have been made by authors who have mistaken other William Greens of the area for Billy, and corrupted his actual provable history. When war was declared by the United States on 18 June, , Billy was 18 years old.

His older brothers, John, Levi, Samuel, and Freeman, were all in the militia and fought in various battles. John was wounded at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Billy was a civilian combatant during the Battle of Stoney Creek. He only joined the 5th Lincoln Militia after the battle was over. In September of , four of the Green brothers including Billy, are recorded as being in the 2nd Flank Company of the 5th Lincoln located at Burlington Heights.

Moving through the forest in the evening of the 5th of June, , Billy located the positions of the American night sentries. With this valuable intelligence, he took his brother Levi's horse "Tip" and rode along the escarpment to somewhere beyond Albion Falls and tied the horse up to a rock supporting a zig-zag rail fence and then descended the escarpment and made his way to Burlington Heights to the British army. Billy was given a Grenadier corporal's sword for his own defence and led the British army, which consisted of only men of all ranks. The American army is estimated at a low of to a high of Not long after 2 AM on the 6th of June, they attacked across the valley through which Battlefield Creek ran, where fires were burning, and there they found that the American soldiers had been ordered to higher ground behind a rail fence.

The actual fighting lasted about 45 minutes and by the early morning light, American soldiers were seen running away from the battlefield, leaving their dead and wounded behind and much of their equipment and baggage. In , Billy was awarded an annual pension at a ceremony in Hamilton, along with a number of other surviving War of veterans. He had been researched and approved by a military board as a participant in the Battle of Stoney Creek, even though a civilian at the time. Click here for an expanded biography, with images, in PDF format.

On the subject of Billy Green, the scout, the submission above by David B. What I found when I looked it up was just so much better than I was expecting As a private Volunteer he discharged his duty and distinguished himself on secret services as well as a brave soldier and a good loyal subject during the late War, and from that time up to this he has been marked as a good loyal citizen. I must further state that he lived with his family at Stony Creek when the American army encamped not over three hundred yards from his house; he left his wife sick in bed and went to the British army and gave information where the American Generals had pitched their Camp and then joined the 49th Regt in the engagement.

Every record listed by Ancestry suggests that Freeman's wife was Elizabeth Quiggerty Two things imply, however, that she was his second wife. These children were born in , , , and respectively. The second is Samuel Smith's deposition above. This Samuel Smith was, almost certainly, the first cousin of Freeman and Billy. My fellow branch member, Marilyn Hardsand, UE, informs us that this Samuel Smith went on to become a well-known explorer, surveyor, businessman and politician.

In he is listed as being a 35 year old carpenter, with one child. He present at the battles of Fort George and Lundy's Lane. He was paroled "in County" in September Unlike his brothers, Lewis and Peter, he apparently was not literate enough, or comfortable enough, to sign his name on the William Claus' Carpenters List for work done at Fort George. In his household there are no males under 16 years of age; 1 female under 16; 1 male over over 16; 2 females over 16; making a total of 4 in the household, not counting the head of the household.

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This would concur with the records of the Lincoln Militia, which notes he had one child under 16 at the time, and a second child must have been born that same year, shortly after the militia records were compiled, for him to have both 1 son and 1 daughter over 16 in He was in Jacob Ball's Company. The Militia's records give his occupation as that of carpenter. Along with his brother Peter, Lodowick could write, at least well enough to sign his name on the William Claus' Carpenters List for work done at Fort George. Their brother Barnabas, in contrast, signed with his mark. The original page number was , but it was re-numbered during the filming as Paul Street West or Highway 8 St.

Family tradition holds that Peter was the first pioneer child to be born in Grantham Township. Louth United Church, St. Catharines, Ont. Peter served in the Flank Company of the militia in the War of In , six years after Peter's death, his eldest son and heir-at-law, Absalom Haynes petitioned for his father's grant of land for his service in the militia. Along with his brother Lodowick "Lewis", Peter could write, at least well enough to sign his name on the William Claus' Carpenters List -for work done at Fort George.

John served in the Lincoln Militia during the War of He listed as being sick in September and serving in December He received a Prince regent's grant in Nissouri Township for his services. Adam B. Haines, Jr. Buried: Maple Lawn Cemetery also known as 3rd Ave. Adam's future son-in-law James Kelly writes cryptically in his diary on September 28, , that his father-on-law wasn't adequately compensated for his service to the Crown for his unspecified services: "Father Haynes stopped on his way from town [St.

Catharines] where he has been to receive his pension. During one of those nocturnal trips to Niagara, taken in the evening of the 12th of October, , being about to leave Niagara towards morning, having just secured her countersign, she heard the battle of Queenston going on and shortly after saw Gen. Sir Isaac Brock and his aide-de-camp, Col. MacDonnell, ride away to the scene of action, to their fate. It was she who remarked that Gen. Brock had forgotten his sword, a very strange incident, but he refused to return for it and remarked that he had a presentiment that it would be his last battle, which subsequently proved only too true.

She remained at Niagara until victory crowned ore arms, and in the evening of the same day she realized how dearly that victory had been bought when news reached Niagara that the mortal remains of Gen. Sir Isaac Brock and his faithful aide-de-camp were on the way to Fort George, where, in the presence of Gen. Roger Sheaffe, both bodies were laid to rest in one grave with the tears and sorrow of the whole country. John Hatter was the son of Thomas Hatter.

John joined the Royal Canadian Regiment of Foot in when it was formed amid rumors of invasion from the French, Spanish, or Americans. They were a voluntary militia unit. John served in the regiment for 7 years and nine months and was discharged in John served in Capitan Al Donnelly's Company. John enlisted in the Incorporated Militia at the Outbreak of the War of and was in battles near Niagara, one which was the Battle of Lundy's Lane, a very difficult battle.

He was discharged at the end of the Peace in John was granted land in Cornwall and also land later in Markham. The Land Petition is certified by Arch MacLean as stating that john served in the War of in his company and did his duty in defense of the Province. Secretary William Jarvis was born in Stamford Conn. He joined John Grave Simcoe's Queen's Rangers in , was wounded at the battle of Spencer's Tavern in Virginia in and commissioned cornet in On returning home he found the hostilities to loyalists resulted in violence, he left for England where he secured Simcoe as a patron.

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I need someone who I can trust. He looked at his secretary of war. He is to remain in Louisiana indefinitely. His injuries are too great to risk having him moved so much. August is such a pretty month, he thought. Even prettier if there is victory. Last edited: Dec 13, Dec 13, Earlier that day, the British had forced the Yankees to flee when they launched the little congreve rockets, leaving the city undefended.

Richard Smith, a private in the 4th regiment, had helped set fire to the treasury building. Oh what joy to be part of history!

His group went on down the street, cheering. Made routing the yanks much easier. A few rain drops patterned on him. It's a fuukin storm! Run boys! It's going to get rough! Cannon were lifted and thrown like pebbles. The rain drowned out the fires, cooling the charred buildings. Didn't matter. The damage was already done. September 13th Francis Scott Key groaned as the surgeon straightened his left leg.

The doctor continued speaking. Apparently we drove off the English. The local church had been flattened, as had other buildings. The British army assaulted the walls, only to be repulsed by Sam Houston's men. Sam, who was currently at the walls, shoved a ball down the barrel. Houston, though very much tired, refused to go to his headquarters. General Harrison was engaging the enemy outside the wall, and Houston was going to be dammed if he let the redcoat take refuge inside the city from the hero of Tippecanoe.

Powder and soot blackened his face, not that one could tell in the dark. The only light to see by was the flashes of muskets and artillery. The redcoat began to retreat back to their boats, fleeing in desperation. Last edited: May 22, Atamolos , AlexG , Enzo and 12 others like this. Dec 14, I am interested how Houston possibly being the first "Western" president could change things.

Houston, while a staunch supporter of Jacksonian Democracy, was a pretty liberal dude for the time. He was also a member of the Cherokee I think , and consistently defended their rights. I imagine if Houston's star is rising the five civilized tribes will get a fairer shake in this TL.

Sam Houston has my vote for sure! January 1st General Pakenham looked out over the fields. His aide passed him the telescope. Magnifying, Pakenham studied his opponent's earthen walls. We shall strike while the iron is hot! Jackson had, however, suffered a great loss of men himself. He was forced to build an almost entirely new army from scratch with the local Creole and slave population. The green recruits were unable to construct proper defenses in such a short time.