|Joined: ||Mon Feb 26th, 2007|
|Location: ||Illinois USA|
|Today is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe which is considered the first battle of the War of 1812. I went to the memorial ceremony over the weekend to honor those who gave their lives for America. It was an outstanding commemeration with re-enacters dressed in the outfits of the various companies. I had an ancestor there 200 years ago and I met the great-great-great grandson of his commanding officer. The ceremony honoring the American patriots was outstanding.
To my ancestors who fought in the American Revolution: Thomas Day, Hans Gerlach, Nathaniel West, and especially John Wetherholt who took a British ball in the head at Saratoga, spent a year in the hospital at Albany, and re-enlisted in the Jersey Blues.