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Description: A handbill circulated by Governor Meigs and General McArthur of Ohio in an effort to recruit men into the local militia. Men were needed to serve against t...
Description: Newspaper article declaring peace between the United States and Great Britain at the end of the War of 1812.
Date: 1812 ca.
Description: Dagger from an American officer of the war of 1812. Renat was a member of the naval fleet of the Great Lakes which was under the command Oliver Hazard Perr...
Description: The second page of a letter written by Daniel Boone to his sister.
Description: The front page of a letter with the greeting "Dear Sister" written by Daniel Boone.
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...
Description: The back side of the first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.
Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.
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: 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: Four rusted bayonets and shot that sat in the hold of the ship Niagara for 80 years.
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: A fur trade engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher, written in French.
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...
Description: The second page of a two page letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.
Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.
Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.
Description: Map of the Upper Territories of the United States.
Description: Swiss baptismal certificate, Glarus.
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...
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