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Illinois in the War of 1812

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Russell P. Strange "Book of the Year" Award from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2012.

On the eve of the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory was a new land of bright promise. Split off from Indiana Territory in 1809, the new territory ran from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers north to the U.S. border with Canada, embracing the current states of Illinoi
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by University of Illinois Press (first published January 26th 2012)
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Edgar Raines
I knew virtually nothing about the role of Illinois Territory in the War of 1812 before picking up this book. I knew, of course, about the massacre of the garrison of Fort Dearborn during the opening stages of the conflict but none of the details of what had happened. Ninian Edwards, the territorial governor, was just a name to me, nothing more. I had a vague recollection that several U.S. Army companies had been raised to range between the forts, so I assumed that Indian raids were a major prob ...more
Graham Elvis
I loved this Book !!! I'm no critic just a reader and this book kept me interested from Intro through the author's notes..
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