illinois war of 1812 bicentennial commission

WAR OF 1812  ~ SIGNIFICANT 
DATES & EVENTS 

ILLINOIS EVENTS                                    CURRENT COUNTY

Attacks on Settlers
May, 1811 ~ Raid on settlements near Kaskaskia killing livestock and steeling 40 horses

June 2, 1811 ~ Ellijah Cox murder & kidnapping of his sister ~ Bond Co.


June 20, 1811 ~ Price murder in an area that is now part of Alton ~ Madison Co.

June 20, 1811 ~ Ferry on Mississippi was attacked and one Indian brave was killed

Dec. 1811 ~ two American workers killed at the Spanish lead mine near Galena & all the Americans killed at Nathan Pryor's home nearby.

February 1812 ~ An Indian pushed a hole in the wall of Hill's Fort and injured 1 man - Bond Co.

Early March 1812 ~ A Mr. Barbara was killed at Tom Jordan's Fort.

Mar. 12, 1812 ~ Andrew Moore & son Massacre ~ Jeffferson Co.

Apr. 1812 ~ Harriman Family massacred on Embarass River

Apr. 1812 ~ Hinton Family killed on Driftwood Fork of White River

Apr. 6, 1812 ~ Jean Baptiste Cardin and Liberty White murders, 4 miles from Fort Dearborn on south branch of Chicago River ~ Cook Co.

Apr. 9, 1812 ~ Hutson Family Massacre ~ Crawford Co.

June 18, 1812 ~ War declared on Great Britain

July 1812 ~ Three settlers killed in Southern Illinois

Aug. 15, 1812 ~ 12 Militia settlers who were fortified in the Agency House near Fort Dearborn were killed ~ Cook Co.

Oct. 1812 ~ John Pond's wife & son killed, second son scalped (survived) at Pond Settlement in Indian Creek Township near New Haven

Feb 9, 1813 ~ The Squire Clark and Kennedy families were massacred at the mouth of the Cache River on the Ohio River, located 7 miles above the Mississippi River junction.  5 killed & two kidnapped.

1812 ~ One man murdered north of White River across from Mount Carman ~ White Co.

Mar. 1813 ~ Francis Young killed near John Hill's Ferry and blockhouse in Carlyle  ~ Clinton Co.

_____ 1813 ~ Daniel Boultinghouse killed ~ White Co.

Apr. 19, 1813 ~ Raid of Kaskaskia ~

May 15, 1813 ~ Raid of Mink River ~

July 1813 ~ Lively Grove Massacre ~ Washington Co.

Summer 1814 ~ Wife of Jesse Bailes killed ~ Clinton Co.

Jul. 10, 1814 ~ Wood River Massacre ~ Madison Co.

Aug. 15, 1814 ~ Henry & Ephriam Cox murders ~ Bond Co.

Late Fall 1814 ~ Mrs. Jesse Bayless was killed near Aviston ~ Clinton Co.

Military Engagements
Jul. 11, 1811 ~ Illinois River post established ~ Jersey Co.

Jul. 23, 1811 ~ Illinois River Blockhouse incident ~ Jersey Co.

June 18, 1812 ~ War declared on Great Britain

Aug. 15, 1812 ~ Fort Dearborn Surrender & Massacre ~ Cook Co.

Late Sept. 1812 ~ During the March on Peoria led by Colonel Russell, Captain Wright was killed

Late Oct. 1812 ~ A march on Peoria was led by Ninian Edwards, Territorial Governor

Jul. 1813 ~ Ranger William O'Neil killed ~ Washington Co.

July 1814 ~ On an expedition led by John Campbell to the Rock River area, 10 people were killed ~ Rock Island Co.

Jul. 21, 1814 ~ Battle of Rock River ~ Rock Island Co.

Aug. 4, 1814 ~ Zachary Taylor led a keelboat expedition of 334 men to the Rock River area on which three men died ~ Rock Island Co.

Sept. 9, 1814 ~ Hill's Fort Attack ~ Bond Co.

NATIONAL EVENTS
Nov. 7, 1811 ~ Battle of Tippecanoe (Indiana)
June 18, 1812 ~ War declared on Great Britain
July 4, 1812 ~ First American shots shelling Sandwich, Canada
July 16, 1812 ~ Canard River-war's first casualities-2 British soldiers
July 17, 1812 ~ British capture Fort Mackinac 
Sept. 4, 1812 ~ Siege of Fort Wayne (Indiana)
Sept. 4-5, 1812 ~ Siege of Fort Harrison (Indiana)
Sept. 5-8, 1812 ~ Siege of Fort Madison (Iowa)
Jan. 18-23, 1813 ~ Battle of the River Raisin (Michigan)
Sept. 10, 1813 ~ Battle of Lake Erie
October 5, 1813 ~ Battle of the Thames (Tecumseh killed here)
Sept. 13, 1814 ~ Francis Scott Key pens poem that becomes National         Anthem (Maryland)

Dec. 24, 1814 ~ Signing of the Treaty of Ghent (Belgium)
Jan. 8, 1815 ~ The Battle of New Orleans
Feb. 15-16, 1815 ~ Unaminous ratification of the Treaty by the U.S.             Senate & President Madison
March 29, 1815 ~ Grand Pacification Ball at Steamboat Hotel, Detroit
July-Oct. 1815 ~ Treaties at Spring Wells & elsewhere restore peace            with Native American tribes

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