War Of 1812

Collector Gets Shock of a Lifetime After FBI Shows Up Looking for a Rifle He's Had Since 1982

After it had been missing for over 35 years, one historic flintlock rifle — used in the Battle of New Orleans — was recently reinstated into the …

Conservative View

19th Century Legacies in 21st Century Historical Research Practice

<i>By Colleen Burgess and Thomas Peace</i><p>In 1898, T. Watson Smith delivered a detailed lecture on the history of slavery in Canada to the Royal Nova Scotia …

Nova Scotia

Battle of New Orleans rifle 'hiding in plain sight' for over 30 years returned to the Civil War Museum | NOLA.com

A rifle used in the Battle of New Orleans that went missing from the Confederate Memorial Hall was returned to the museum over 30 years after it was …

New Orleans

‘An ode to slavery’: New Minnesota mayor revives conversation on national anthem and race

A newly sworn-in mayor in one of the heartland’s largest metro areas revived a criticism of the national anthem that was often overlooked during the NFL protests.<p>At his swearing in, Melvin Carter III, the first black mayor of St. Paul, Minn., argued that a part of America’s most patriotic song is …

U.S. Politics

Rifle used in Battle of N.O. found 35 years after theft from museum: FBI | NOLA.com

A rare rifle traced to the Battle of New Orleans has been recovered more than 35 years after it was stolen from a local museum--just in time for the …

New Orleans

The full interview: Perry Bellegarde on running again, 'closing the gap,' and more

It’s been a busy three years for Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.<p>Since he was elected as national representative for the …

Canada

Understanding Mayor Carter’s reference to National Anthem as ‘an ode to slavery.’

During his inaugural speech Tuesday, St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter III said he was honored to have a locally-born musician present at his own Central …

American History

Best of the Blog in 2017

This year was a big year for the Offices of History and Art and Archives. We celebrated 100 years of Women in Congress with several exhibits, …

American History

Opinion: John Quincy Adams and the Peace of Christmas Eve — a gift we would love today

If world leaders followed the example of John Quincy Adams, they would be using this holiday season to build peace. We need that more than ever with …

History

Thousands gather to witness historic commissioning of USS Little Rock

An hour before the sun rose Saturday, 18-year-old Gerald R. Burkett II arrived to be the very first person in line to see the commissioning of new …

Military

83,000 kilometres, 45 national parks, and one year of living a Canadian dream

CFS ALERT, Nunavut—I’m feeling on top of the world!<p>Quite literally, for I’m standing on the runway of the northernmost permanent settlement on …

Canada

Century-old flags rediscovered in Mahan Hall at Naval Academy

Talk about a find.<p>This week Naval Academy Museum officials started a project to remove, preserve and place 13 flags from the War of 1812 and two …

History

Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry - Recap of Incident in Newport Harbor

by Barby MacGowan on 18 Oct<p><b>SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her</b> …

Sailing

USS Constitution To Hold Tree Lighting On Deck

<i>(Photo by PA3 Kelly Newlin/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)</i><p>CHARLESTOWN (WBZ-AM) -- The crew of the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat is …

U.S. Coast Guard

The Under

A Memoir<p>In my youth I was chronically underemployed, always casting my lot with risky enterprises destined to fail, so when the illustrious firm of …

American History

War of 1812: Battle of Fort McHenry

The Battle of Fort McHenry was fought September 13/14, 1814, during the War of 1812 (1812-1815). Having defeated Napoleon in early 1814 and removed …

Military History

New Orleans native pens book on Battle of New Orleans | NOLA.com

The old adage does not fail: You can take the boy out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of the boy.<p>Dr. Joseph Stoltz III, 33, was …

New Orleans

An excerpt from With the Memphis Blues Again

<i>The following tale of adventure and history is an excerpt from “Q2: Those about to die,” which is a chapter from Bryan Harvey’s novel</i> With the …

Russell Westbrook

Spare a Thought for Veterans of the American Revolution

Many didn’t get paid, and the new United States took them for granted.<p>Another Veterans Day has come and gone. I wonder if just one day is really …

Conservative View

James Lingan - American Revolutionary War Forums

James McCubbin Lingan was an officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and subsequently a senior officer in the Maryland …

Military History

Don't Forget Your Ladders: A Lesson In Leadership From The Battle Of New Orleans

Sometimes, a small, seemingly insignificant bit of additional effort to check a fact, confirm a figure, or verify readiness can make all the difference in the world. Just ask Lt Col Thomas Mullins of the 44th Regiment of Foot in the British Army, 1815.<p>With cannons firing and rifles cracking, the …

New Orleans

Henry Clay’s On-Again, Off

Henry Clay of Kentucky had one of the most superlative political careers in American history. A lawyer by training, Clay served in almost every level …

American History

Voices of Old Bayview brought to life

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Storytellers and re-enactors were at the Old Bayview Cemetery Saturday, telling tales, and informing about local …

Zachary Taylor

James Madison’s Zigzag Path

<b>THE THREE LIVES OF JAMES MADISON</b><br>By Noah Feldman<br>Illustrated. 773 pp. Random House. $35.<p>In April 1789, James Madison, a member of the House of Representatives and a trusted friend of George Washington, ghostwrote the new president’s opening message to Congress. Then he drafted the House’s official …

Books

What's the Difference Between a Lake and a Pond?

Around 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, which is why geographers have coined so many names to describe the forms it takes. But …

Culture

James Tilton - American Revolutionary War Forums

James Tilton (June 1, 1745– May 14, 1822) was an American physician and soldier from Dover, Delaware. He was a delegate for Delaware in the …

Military History

On the Gargano Classification… Part I

I’m all in with the idea of the Gargano Classification of Rum or something similar. For those who are somewhat knowledgeable, the system provides a …

Liquor

Republicans Just Caved to the Big Banks and Exposed Trump’s Sham Populism

Steve Bannon, who’s back at Breitbart News after being bounced out of the White House, is busy talking up the “populist” revolution that is supposedly sweeping the Republican Party. “President Trump and his whole candidacy from the very beginning . . . was a repudiation of the élites, the …

Politics

Local coin collector displays rare Arctic medal at Regina coin show

What do a bomb vessel built during the War of 1812, cannibalism and a failed Arctic expedition all have in common?<p>The answer is an extremely rare …

Canadian News

Learn More About the War of 1812

Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve War of 1812 battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>47,165<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The Civil War Trust …

American Civil War