War of 1812 http://wkms.org en Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 topic for MCLIB Presentation Thursday http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-contribution-war-1812-topic-mclib-presentation-thursday <p>The “Raisin”—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—was the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it’s no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of “brownfield” - ground contaminated by industry - south of Detroit. Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library hosts author and historian Eddie Price for its Evenings Upstairs program - titled "Remember The Raisin!" Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812. Mr. Price joins Kate Lochte for a preview.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:02:12 +0000 Kate Lochte 36471 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 topic for MCLIB Presentation Thursday Kentucky Played a Major Roll in the Forgotten War of 1812 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-played-major-roll-forgotten-war-1812 <p>June marked the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812.&nbsp; Not many Kentuckians know much about the conflict, aside from the burning of the White House, and &ldquo;The Star-Spangled Banner.&rdquo;&nbsp; Even fewer know about the role the Commonwealth played in it, despite the fact that if you live in the Jackson Purchase, you likely live in a county named for a soldier who fought and died in one battle of the War of 1812: Major Bland Ballard, Major Benjamin Graves, Captain Paschal Hickman, and Captain Virgil McCracken.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:42:16 +0000 Todd Hatton 18977 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Played a Major Roll in the Forgotten War of 1812 Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves http://wkms.org/post/calloway-countian-preserves-1812-veterans-graves <p>The War of 1812 is sometimes called the second war for independence. It&rsquo;s also called the forgotten war, as it was overshadowed fifty years later by a much bloodier war. Kentuckians were an important part of the 1812 war effort. The Commonwealth contributed more to the casualty list than any other state. Soldiers buried in western Kentucky fought in campaigns from Canada to New Orleans, with a few under the command of then-General and future president Andrew Jackson. Angela Hatton went searching for their graves. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 18871 at http://wkms.org Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves