Newport-War of 1812

Courthouse lawn, 4th & York Streets, Newport, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"Kentuckians crossed here August 1812 marching to relieve Gen. Hull at Detroit. Took Frenchtown (Monroe) on January 18, 1813. Four days later all but 30 were killed or captured. Other Kentuckians gathered here Aug. 31, 1813. Led by Governor Shelby these men defeated British and Indians in Battle of Thames in Canada Oct. 5, 1813. This ended fighting in the Old Northwest."

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  • January 1, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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