|THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE WEST SYMPOSIUM
1991 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri
The First U.S. Infantry at Fort Osage by David Bennett
Missouri Forts by Mike Harris
Michael Immel: Soldier and Frontiersman by Tom Verdot
Blacksmithing by David Bailey
Notes on Civilian Life in 1812 by Doran Cart
Militia Clothing by Mike Harris
Interpreting the Military compound at Fort Osage by Grady Manus
1992 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
The Boone’s Lick Forts by Mike Harris
Fort Clemson by David Bennett
Combat in the Arrow Rock vicinity by Mike Dickey
Sibley’s Trading House by Richard Forry, Ph.D.
Agriculture in the Early American republic by Joe Anderson
A Social history of Captain Clemson’s Company of Regulars by Erik Hansen
The Missouri Navy by Mike Harris
The Missouri Militia by Orval Henderson
Selected Personalities: John Colter by Tom Verdot
1993 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
“Ladies and Wretches”: Officer’s and Soldier’s wives in the Missouri Territory by David Bennett
The Battle of the Sink Hole by Mike Harris
Indian Depredations in the Boone’s Lick by Bill lay
The Missouri Militia by Orval Henderson
Military Agriculture in the Louisiana Territory 1808-1816 by Joe Anderson
Osage Traders and Trade Goods by Barry Lynduff
Dueling by Dick Steward
James Callaway’s last day by Rick Petzoldt
Boone’s Lick: “The Lost Eden” by Jim Denny
1994 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
Lewis Bissell: “With Life Itself” by David Bennett
The Battle of Cotes Sans Dessein by Mike Harris
Fort Massac: Illinois Territory by Bill Bullock
Fort Madison: A Social history by Nick Colbert
Fort Bellefontaine by Ron Brunnert
Military Muskets by Tom Verdot
Clemson’s Company of the 1st U. States Infantry by David Bennett
1995 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
Success and Blunder: A comparison of Fort Osage and Fort Madison by David Bennett
Massacre at Fort Dearborn by Sally Colford
The Battle of Prairie Du Chien by Mike Harris
The excavation of Fort Bellefontaine by Joe Harl
Tench Cox: U.S. Purveyor by Tom Verdot
Slavery in the Missouri Territory by Tim Bauman
Soldier to Trader: a look at 1st U.S. Infantry Ex-officers by Erik Hansen
The General Bissell home by Barney Bradshaw
1996 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
The incredible Adventures of Col. George Davenport: The building of Fort Clark by David Bennett
The Fort Defenses of the Upper Mississippi river by Mike Harris
The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 by Bob Dyer
The Iowa Indians: British Allies to the West by Mike dickey
The Role of Women in Military outpost Communities 1800-1815 by Sally Colford
The Rape of the Missouri River Packet: The 1819 Yellowstone Expedition by Wayne Lammers
Uniforms: The 1813 Coatee by Steve Abolt, presented by Thomas Shaw
The Defeat at Campbell’s Island by Mike Harris
Pop and Classic Music: Circa 1812 by Tom Verdot
1997 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
The Whipping Post: Military Justice by David Bennett
Colonel Dodge’s 1814 Indian Campaign by Mike Harris
The Siege of Fort Madison by Nick Colbert
Toasting the Nation by Tom Verdot
“A Huge Sponge Cake”: The Journal of Lydia Bacon by Sally Bennett
Robert Dickson, the British Indian Agent in the West by Richard Williams
The Orphan Companies of the 7th U.S. by Edward Reidell
General Daniel Bissell by Barney Bradshaw
1998 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
“On the Canada Line”: The 1st Infantry at Lundy’s Lane by David Bennett
Nathan Boone: Stepping out of his Father’s Shadow by Mike Harris
Cavalry Sabers Used in the War of 1812 by Richard Bezdek
Political Manipulation of military Strategy during the War of 1812 by Richard Forry, Ph.D
“One Shining Moment”: The 1812 Siege and Relief of Fort Wayne, Indiana Territory by Jeff Patrick
Tippecanoe: In their Words by David Grabitske
The Osage Trading House by Mike Dickey
The Osage Indians by Bob Dyer
Round table discussion on the War of 1812 in the West with Tom Verdot, Sally Bennett, Thomas Shaw and Michael Dickey.
1999 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
Ambush at Loutre Creek: The Death of Captain James Callaway by Mike Harris
The Detroit Campaign by Thomas Shaw
Women Captives of the Fort Dearborn Massacre by Sally Bennett
Artillery of the War of 1812 by Captain Paul Rosewitz
Military River Boats on the Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers by Ron Brunnert
Fort Russell, Illinois Territory by Carl Lossau, Ph.D.
A Stand of Arms by Tom Verdot
Blood Sport: Cock Fighting by Tony Gerrard
The United States Dragoons by Stephen Allie
2000 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
The Sauk and Fox Indians in the War of 1812 by Mike Dickey
Manitou Rocks, Indian Pictographs by Jim Denny
Mackinaw Island during the War of 1812 by James Lundgren
Major Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn: A Biography by Sally Bennett
Supply in the West by Major Paul Rosewitz
Blockhouse at Portage De Sioux by Mike Harris
Field Fortifications in the War of 1812 by Bob Dorian
Sweep the Floor with a Brand New Broom: Music and Dance in the era of 1812 by
Tom Verdot and Sandra Strand
Arrow Rock and the War of 1812 by Richard Forry, Ph.D.
2001 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
John Cleves Symmes: The Eccentric Hero by David Bennett
The Potawatomis Influence in the West by Major Paul Rosewitz
The Battle of the Sinkhole: Revisited by Mike Harris
Types of Blankets available to the Military during the War of 1812 by Rob Stone
Literacy in the U. States Army 1800-1815 by Sally Bennett
Missouri Foodways 1812 by David Hinkley
Social and Political Impact of American Religion during the War of 1812 by Ron Petersen
Siege of Fort Harrison Indiana by Erik Hansen
“Such Articles as are taken from the Military Stores”: Uniforms of the Crops of Discovery by Thomas Shaw
Artist Michael Haynes and original artwork of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
2002 Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
“Attacking in Column”: A court of Inquiry into the actions of General Winfield Scott July 25, 1814 by David Bennett
Henry Leavenworth: The War Years by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
“They were riddled with Cannonballs”: The Battle of Credit Island & The Construction of Fort Johnson by Mike Harris
“Shorten Your Bridle”: Cavalry & Dragoons in the War of 1812 by Steve Allie
The Sergeant and his role in the Early U. States Army by 1st Sgt. Don Kehoe
Osage Society and Culture: The first 125 years of Post European contact by Mike Tathum
The Seventh Infantry in the Midwest 1808-1815 by David Grabitske
The Petersburg Volunteers at Fort Miegs Ohio May 1813 by Major Steve Rauch
Recollections of Colonel John Jackson, Ohio Militia by Jeff Patrick
2003 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
“Shot Down Under this Flag”: Colors and Standards of the U. States Army during the War of 1812 by David Bennett
“Living Large”: Everyday Farm and Household Items of the American Settlements Along the Missouri River by Mike Harris
“Come all you Young Heroes! Your Country Calls!” by Sally Bennett, MFA
“The Battle of Queenston Heights” by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
The Soldiers of Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Material Culture History by Bob Dorian
“Lt. Zebulon Pike’s Exploration: Precursor of the Santa Fe Trail by Richard Forry, Ph.D.
Denis Julian: Friend or Foe by James Knipmeyer.
War in the Boone’s Lick Region: Fact or Fancy by Mike Dickey
The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Lessons Learned on the Lower Missouri River by Jim Denny
Captain Nathaniel Leonard & Fort Erie by Bob Dyer
2004 Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri
The Top Ten Myths of the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
Military Colors of the War of 1812 by Steve Hill
“A Son of Mars”: The Life, Politics & Wars of Colonel Samuel Wells by Sally Bennett, MFA
“An Opportunity of Gathering Laurels: The Campaigns, Engagements & Battles of the First U. States Infantry during the War of 1812 by David Bennett
“The Good, the Bad & the Vanished: Investigated War of 1812 Sites in Missouri & Illinois by Mike Harris
Black Hawk: Biography of a Native Warrior & British General by Mike Dickey
“Huzzah for Capitalism”: General Daniel Bissell, Making One’s Self a Place in the Frontier Social Order by David Hinkley
Archaeological Investigations of Mid-Western Trading Posts During the War of 1812 by Tim Baumann
Evolution of the Militia: 1764-1811 by Orval Henderson
2005 Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, March 19-20
“Fall in!” War of 1812 muster sites in the Missouri Territory by Michael Harris.
“Those Young Men whose Bosoms Burns with ardor for the Glory and Safety of
their Country: Recruiting the Army” by David Bennett
“Women of the Company”: 1790-1815 by Sally Bennett, MFA
The Kickapoo: Vital Force in the West by Michael Dickey.
“To Humble an Insulting Foe”: The expeditions of General Samuel Hopkins by Jeff Patrick
How to write an Academic War of 1812 best Seller by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
The 1813 Campaign on the Niagara River by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
Fishing in the early 19th Century by David Hinkley.
Roundtable Discussion on the War of 1812 200th Anniversary with Lt.Col.Reardon, Glenn Williams, Donald Hickey, Richard Barbuto and Michael Dickey.
2006 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri, March 25-26
“What we know that Ain’t so”: Exposing the Myths of 1812 by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
“My Military Family”: The common Man and Woman attached to the Army by Sally E. Bennett
Indian Trade: Tool of British and American Policy by Michael Dickey
“A Gallant Defense”: The Battles of Fort Madison – 1812 & 1813 by David Bennett
The Nathan Boone Legacy by David Roggensees
“The Ranger Song”: Favorite Battle song on the Missouri Frontier by Bob Dyer
Freemasonry and Interpersonal Relationships in Early St. Louis: The Benefits of Camaraderie by David Hinkley
“The Chamber Pot Rescue”: The Battle of Cote sans Dessein, April 4 1815 by Michael Harris
“Sackett’s Harbor, 1813” by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
Battle for Lake Huron by James Lundgren
2007 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri, March 24-25
“The Real Victory at Tippecanoe: Indians and Causation in the War of 1812” by Tom Kanon
“The Third Regiment of Artillery – a Unit History” by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
“John Norton : Scotsman, Cherokee and Mohawk Chief” by Michael Dickey
The Building of Fort Johnson: “The Lost Cause” by Michael Harris
“Soon Dispersed by a Well Directed Discharge of Musketry”; The Peoria Indian War of 1812 by David Bennett
“A Yielding Spirit May Invite War:” The Official Response to the Burning of Washington by Charlie Edel
The Military as an Alternate Occupation for the Common Man and Woman in the Early Republic: 1790 – 1825 by Sally Bennett, MFA
An Overview of Archaeological Investigation of the War of 1812 era Fort Osage, Missouri By Steve Wilson
“Covering the Dead”: The Indian War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory by Brad Lookingbill, Ph.D.
Fort Bellefontaine & Jefferson Barracks by Marc Kollbaum
Tour of the General Daniel Bissell Home and Fort Belle Fontaine by Michael Kladky
2008 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri, March 29-30
“The Siege of Fort Erie, 1814” by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
“In their quarter we are Miserably Weak: The Osage Nation in the War of 1812 era” by
“Defending the New Nation, 1784-1811: The US Army on the Eve of the War of 1812,” by Glenn Williams.
“The Banks of the Missouri to the Slaughter Pen: Garrison Soldiers go to War, 1808-1814,” by David Bennett.
“Fire on the Frontier: Skirmishes in the Missouri Territory during the War of 1812,” by Michael Harris.
“The Building of Fort Osage: Political Perspectives,” by Steve Wilson.
“The Five Lives of William Wells,” by Sally Bennett, MFA.
“Tents during the War of 1812 era,” by Stephen Allie
Sunday Tour of Historic Fort Osage by Phil Shultz, military interpreter.
2009 Arrow Rock State Historic Site March 28-29
“The Battle of Campbell’s Island: Revisited,” by Michael D. Harris
“Memories of Missouri,” by Marryellen H. McVickers, Ph.D.
“Cousin Jonathan: the Common Soldier’s Military Experience in the Northwestern Army,” by Eugene Watkins, Ph.D.
“A New Perspective on the Last Days of Fort Madison,” by David Bennett
“Zachary Taylor in the War of 1812: Written on the Winds of War,”
by Col. Harold W. Youmans, (Ret)
“The Battle of Chippewa” by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph.D.
“Of Cabbages and Muskmelons: Garrison Gardens,” by Sally E. Bennett, MFA
“The War Department in the War of 1812 and its Views of Defense of the West,”
by Col. Paul Rosewitz
“The Miamis: Vanguard of the Indian Front,” by Michael Dickey
2010 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
20th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 20-21, 2010
“The Battle of Lundy’s Lane” by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph. D.
“William Clark and the War of 1812” by Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D.
“Fortifications of St. Louis during the War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory” by Michael Harris
“The Hochunk Nation: The Winnebago’s in the War of 1812” by Michael Dickey
“Fort and Blockhouses of Early Illinois” by William D. Wilson
“Benjamin Howard and the Defense of the Eighth Military District, 1813-1814” by Harold Youmans
“Hills Fort: War of 1812 Frontier Outpost” by Kevin Kaegy
“Reading an Extant Garment: The 1812 Fatigue Frock in the Collection of the Missouri Historical Society” by Rox Ann Raisner and Dottie Vaughn
“The Court Martial of Lt. Colonel Robert Carter Nicholas” by David Bennett
2011 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
21st Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 26-27, 2011
“The raid on York, 27 April 1813” by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph. D.
“The 1st Infantry Regiment at the Sortie of Fort Erie, Upper Canada, 1814” by David Bennett
“Martial Law: Occupied Detroit and the Michigan Territory, 1812-1813” by Hal Youmans
“Campaigning with David Murphy, Missouri Militia: The Peoria Indian War of 1813” by Michael Harris
“Anglo-Native Aims and operations in the War of 1812” by Sandy Antal
“Hoosiers, Ruskies, and the Battle for a National Icon” by Jeff Patrick
“Geology of the War of 1812: Terrain Influences on the Battle of the Sink Hole, Missouri Territory” by Johnny Bertalott
“Recent Archaeology at Fort Madison, Iowa: The Battlefield and “Black Hawk’s Ravine” by John Doershuk
Tour of the General Daniel Bissell home by Michael Kladky
2012 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri
22nd Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 24-25, 2012
The Missouri Territory in 1812 - “Forting Up” by Michael Harris
“On that mournful day, long to be remembered by me” - Fort Dearborn 1812 By Sally Bennett
The Trans-Mississippi Theatre – 1812 - “Hostile Intentions” by David Bennett
“The Articles of War”: Army Discipline during the War of 1812 by Hal Youmans, Colonel, Ret.
“Survey of U. States Artillery in the War of 1812 by Paul Rosewitz, Lt. Col. USA
Re-constructing the Battle of Stoney Creek by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
The US Army Blanket Coat by Bill Jordan, Lt. Col. Ret.
The People at the Rivers Mouth by Michael Dickey
“A Stain upon the Nation? - A Review of the Detroit Campaign of 1812 In US Military History” by Steven Rauch
2013 Arrow Rock Historic Site, Arrow Rock, Missouri
23rd Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 23-24, 2013
Trails and Foot Prints: Missouri War of 1812 Remembered by Hal Youmans
Indian Diplomacy and a Trade House: History and Archaeology of Fort Osage by John Peterson
The Missouri Territory in 1813: Deadly Encounters by Michael Harris
Nathan Boone and his U.S. Rangers in the War of 1812 by Dakota Russell
The Shawnee: Lords of the Ohio Valley by Michael Dickey
War of 1812 in the Boons lick by Jim Denny
The Rise and Fall of the Missouri Navy, 1813-1814 by David Bennett
“Times that tried both Body and Soul”: William Naylor and the Tippecanoe Campaign by Jeff Patrick
2014 St. Louis, Missouri
24th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 22-23, 2014
2015 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri
25th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 21-22, 2015