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Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...
Date: 1811 ca.
Description: A pair of off-white, kid leather women's shoes with shirred ribbon decoration on the top. They were most likely worn by Sylvia (Putnam) Hamilton (donor Gra...
Date: 1814 ca.
Description: Fort Shelby, built by the Americans during the War of 1812. In 1814 the fort surrendered to British forces led by Captain Andrew W. Bulger who renamed it...
Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.
Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.
Description: Etching depicting the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British during the War of 1812. In the foreground are a number of soldiers moving toward the Capit...
Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.
Date: 1810 before
Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, and the public square. The bottom right margin reads: "Robert M. Eberts, Henry S. Baird, A.G. Ellis, R.S. S...
Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.
Date: 1819 date unknown
Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...
Description: The second page of a letter written by Daniel Boone to his sister.
Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.
Date: 1816 ca.
Description: This is a photostat copy of a manuscript map in the National Archives showing a plan of Fort Howard and a view of its north side. Originally surveyed by Wi...
Description: A contract, written by Joseph Grubb regarding work and boarding for Samuel Marshall, which is signed by Grubb.
Description: Newspaper article declaring peace between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the War of 1812.
Description: Scale: about 43 miles to 1 in. Boundaries colored.
Date: 1812 ca.
Description: Four rusted bayonets and shot that sat in the hold of the ship Niagara for 80 years.
Description: Forth Crawford (1816-1831).
Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...
Description: Exterior view of the U.S. Capitol building after the fire in August. The Federal building was burned by British forces during the War of 1812. In the foreg...
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