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Raw Recruits and Bullish Prisoners: Ohio's Capital in the War of 1812
Raw Recruits and Bullish Prisoners Ohio's Capital in the War of 1812 Author:Patricia Fife Medert Here is the chronicle of the men who had to defend Ohio's north western frontier against the British and Indians in Canada during the War of 1812. Volunteers by the thousands with virtually no military training shouldered their muskets to protect state and country. Their independent and unpredictable nature, along with America's inexperience a... more »t waging war, nearly resulted in defeat for the United States.
In 1812, Chillcothe, the state's capital, was a small frontier town with a population of less than 2,000. It became a teeming community filled with army troops and leaders of state government. Local merchants and farmers were major supplies of goods destined for the Northwestern Army.
British prisoners of war were confined at Camp Bull located on the outskirts of Chillicothe. Their story is told here for the first time.
Much of the historical information for Raw Recruits and Bullish Prisoners is taken from correspondence, manuscripts, and contemporary accounts that have never been published nor utilized in earlier publications.« less