The John Kinzie chapter of the US Daughters of 1812 recently had a joint meeting with the Illinois Chapter Dames of the Court of Honor.
Our guest speaker was Gillum Ferguson, author of the book "Illinois in the War of 1812". Gillum has researched events leading up to, and including the War of 1812 as they occurred in the Illinois territory.
There were actuallly several battles fought in Illinois as well - many of which were Indian uprisings, but there were ties with British forces who encouraged the uprisings.
|John Kinzie USD1812 President Kimberly Nagy, Guest Speaker Gillum Ferguson, Illinois DCH President Miriam Giebel