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Letter from Isaac Foster to Robert Simpson, 24 August 1813

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Isaac Foster sends love to his wife and child while serving as a soldier in the War of 1812. He thinks they will go on to St. Mary’s and wait there for further orders. He writes of attacks by Native Americans.

Letter from James Young Love to Eliza Tunstal, 10 May 1813

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Written from the "foot of the Miami [River] Rappids," to Eliza Tunstal in which Love describes a battle at Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in Ohio. He states that while the American soldiers were holding their own against the British and Native…

Isaac Shelby Battle Order, 20 October 1813

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Military order written by Isaac Shelby from the camp at the mouth of portage upon Lake Erie. He states that the troops are to start heading to Franklinton, Ohio, the following morning to be mustered out of service. He gives orders to call roll, once…

Letter from Isaac Baker to Isaac Gwathmey, 6 December 1812.

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Writing from Camp Miami, Isaac Baker tells Isaac Gwathmey of matters of the heart and his service in the army. He writes of going on scouting missions to Fort McArthur and Ft. Wayne, visiting St. Mary's to ascertain the amount of clothing available…

Robert McAfee's Company Memorandum Book, 1813-1814

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Journal of Robert McAfee's mounted company in Colonel Richard Johnson's regiment. Includes orders and such issued on the expedition.

William Henry Harrison Battle orders, ca. 1813 October

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Military order from William Henry Harrison for an attack upon the British and Native Americans. The attack involves control of Lake Erie and is thought to have been written in October. The attack was to involve commanders such as Isaac Shelby, James…

Land Grant for James Black, 26 August 1816

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This certificate grants 200 acres of land on Blue Spring Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, to James Black, probably for his service in the War of 1812. It is signed by Isaac Shelby.

Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia, 3 October 1814

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Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia during the War of 1812, kept by Captain Aaron Gregg.