War of 1812, Barry Co., MO


Barry Co., MO

Honoring those who served in the War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought from June 12, 1812 until the spring of 1815 and often is said to be one of our forgotten wars, but also said to have confirmed our American Independence. The offensive actions of the United States failed in an attempt to capture Canada, but the British Army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans.

President James Madison, War Message

to Congress Washington, June 1, 1812

Whether the United States shall continue passive under these … accumulating wrongs, or, opposing force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit a just cause into the hands of the Almighty Disposer of Events, … is a solemn question which the Constitution wisely confides to the legislative department of the Government. In recommending it to their early deliberations I am happy in the assurance that the decision will be worthy the enlightened and patriotic councils of a virtuous, a free, and a powerful nation.

Names & Photos: Submitted by:
Hubbert, Matthew Ira C. Nickle
Logan, Samuel Ira C. Nickle
Perkins, Robert Biggin Ira C. Nickle
Woodward, William Ira C. Nickle

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