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1991 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri


The First U.S. Infantry at Fort Osage by David Bennett
Missouri Forts by Mike Harris
Michael Immel: Soldier and Frontiersman by Tom Verdot
Blacksmithing by David Bailey
Notes on Civilian Life in 1812 by Doran Cart
Militia Clothing by Mike Harris
Interpreting the Military compound at Fort Osage by Grady Manus

1992 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


The Boones Lick Forts by Mike Harris
Fort Clemson by David Bennett
Combat in the Arrow Rock vicinity by Mike Dickey
Sibleys Trading House by Richard Forry, Ph.D.
Agriculture in the Early American republic by Joe Anderson
A Social history of Captain Clemsons Company of Regulars by Erik Hansen
The Missouri Navy by Mike Harris
The Missouri Militia by Orval Henderson
Selected Personalities: John Colter by Tom Verdot

1993 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


Ladies and Wretches: Officers and Soldiers wives in the Missouri Territory by David
Bennett
The Battle of the Sink Hole by Mike Harris
Indian Depredations in the Boones Lick by Bill lay
The Missouri Militia by Orval Henderson
Military Agriculture in the Louisiana Territory 1808-1816 by Joe Anderson
Osage Traders and Trade Goods by Barry Lynduff
Dueling by Dick Steward
James Callaways last day by Rick Petzoldt
Boones Lick: The Lost Eden by Jim Denny

1994 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


Lewis Bissell: With Life Itself by David Bennett
Clemsons Company of the 1st U. States Infantry by David Bennett
The Battle of Cotes Sans Dessein by Mike Harris
Fort Massac: Illinois Territory by Bill Bullock
Fort Madison: A Social history by Nick Colbert
Fort Bellefontaine by Ron Brunnert
Military Muskets by Tom Verdot
1995 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
Success and Blunder: A comparison of Fort Osage and Fort Madison by David Bennett
Massacre at Fort Dearborn by Sally Colford
The Battle of Prairie Du Chien by Mike Harris
The excavation of Fort Bellefontaine by Joe Harl
Tench Cox: U.S. Purveyor by Tom Verdot
Slavery in the Missouri Territory by Tim Bauman
Soldier to Trader: a look at 1st U.S. Infantry Ex-officers by Erik Hansen
The General Bissell home by Barney Bradshaw

1996 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


The incredible Adventures of Col. George Davenport: The Building of Fort Clark by
David Bennett
The Fort Defenses of the Upper Mississippi river by Mike Harris
The Defeat at Campbells Island by Mike Harris
The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812 by Bob Dyer
The Iowa Indians: British Allies to the West by Mike dickey
The Role of Women in Military outpost Communities 1800-1815 by Sally Colford
The Rape of the Missouri River Packet: The 1819 Yellowstone Expedition by Wayne
Lammers
Uniforms: The 1813 Coatee by Steve Abolt, presented by Thomas Shaw
Pop and Classic Music: Circa 1812 by Tom Verdot

1997 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


The Whipping Post: Military Justice by David Bennett
Colonel Dodges 1814 Indian Campaign by Mike Harris
The Siege of Fort Madison by Nick Colbert
Toasting the Nation by Tom Verdot
A Huge Sponge Cake: The Journal of Lydia Bacon by Sally Bennett
Robert Dickson, the British Indian Agent in the West by Richard Williams
The Orphan Companies of the 7th U.S. by Edward Reidell
General Daniel Bissell by Barney Bradshaw

1998 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


On the Canada Line: The 1st Infantry at Lundys Lane by David Bennett
Nathan Boone: Stepping out of his Fathers Shadow by Mike Harris
Cavalry Sabers Used in the War of 1812 by Richard Bezdek
Political Manipulation of military Strategy during the War of 1812 by Richard Forry,
Ph.D
One Shining Moment: The 1812 Siege and Relief of Fort Wayne, Indiana Territory by
Jeff Patrick
Tippecanoe: In their Words by David Grabitske
The Osage Trading House by Mike Dickey
The Osage Indians by Bob Dyer
Round table discussion on the War of 1812 in the West with Tom Verdot, Sally Bennett,
Thomas Shaw and Michael Dickey.
1999 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri
Ambush at Loutre Creek: The Death of Captain James Callaway by Mike Harris
The Detroit Campaign by Thomas Shaw
Women Captives of the Fort Dearborn Massacre by Sally Bennett
Artillery of the War of 1812 by Captain Paul Rosewitz
Military River Boats on the Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers by Ron Brunnert
Fort Russell, Illinois Territory by Carl Lossau, Ph.D.
A Stand of Arms by Tom Verdot
Blood Sport: Cock Fighting by Tony Gerrard
The United States Dragoons by Stephen Allie

2000 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


The Sauk and Fox Indians in the War of 1812 by Mike Dickey
Manitou Rocks, Indian Pictographs by Jim Denny
Mackinaw Island during the War of 1812 by James Lundgren
Major Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn: A Biography by Sally Bennett
Supply in the West by Major Paul Rosewitz
Blockhouse at Portage De Sioux by Mike Harris
Field Fortifications in the War of 1812 by Bob Dorian
Sweep the Floor with a Brand New Broom: Music and Dance in the era of 1812 by
Tom Verdot and Sandra Strand
Arrow Rock and the War of 1812 by Richard Forry, Ph.D.

2001 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


John Cleves Symmes: The Eccentric Hero by David Bennett
The Potawatomis Influence in the West by Major Paul Rosewitz
The Battle of the Sinkhole: Revisited by Mike Harris
Types of Blankets available to the Military during the War of 1812 by Rob Stone
Literacy in the U. States Army 1800-1815 by Sally Bennett
Missouri Foodways 1812 by David Hinkley
Social and Political Impact of American Religion during the War of 1812 by Ron
Petersen
Siege of Fort Harrison Indiana by Erik Hansen
Such Articles as are taken from the Military Stores: Uniforms of the Crops of
Discovery by Thomas Shaw
Artist Michael Haynes and original artwork of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

2002 Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Attacking in Column: A court of Inquiry into the actions of General Winfield Scott July
25, 1814 by David Bennett
Henry Leavenworth: The War Years by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
They were riddled with Cannonballs: The Battle of Credit Island & The Construction
of Fort Johnson by Mike Harris
Shorten Your Bridle: Cavalry & Dragoons in the War of 1812 by Steve Allie
The Sergeant and his role in the Early U. States Army by 1st Sgt. Don Kehoe
Osage Society and Culture: The first 125 years of Post European contact by Mike Tathum
The Seventh Infantry in the Midwest 1808-1815 by David Grabitske
The Petersburg Volunteers at Fort Miegs Ohio May 1813 by Major Steve Rauch
Recollections of Colonel John Jackson, Ohio Militia by Jeff Patrick

2003 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


Shot Down Under this Flag: Colors and Standards of the U. States Army during the
War of 1812 by David Bennett
Living Large: Everyday Farm and Household Items of the American Settlements Along
the Missouri River by Mike Harris
Come all you Young Heroes! Your Country Calls! by Sally Bennett, MFA
The Battle of Queenston Heights by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
The Soldiers of Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Material Culture History by Bob Dorian
Lt. Zebulon Pikes Exploration: Precursor of the Santa Fe Trail by Richard Forry, Ph.D.
Denis Julian: Friend or Foe by James Knipmeyer.
War in the Boones Lick Region: Fact or Fancy by Mike Dickey
The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Lessons Learned on the Lower Missouri River by Jim
Denny
Captain Nathaniel Leonard & Fort Erie by Bob Dyer

2004 Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri


The Top Ten Myths of the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
Military Colors of the War of 1812 by Steve Hill
A Son of Mars: The Life, Politics & Wars of Colonel Samuel Wells by Sally Bennett,
MFA
An Opportunity of Gathering Laurels: The Campaigns, Engagements & Battles of the
First U. States Infantry during the War of 1812 by David Bennett
The Good, the Bad & the Vanished: Investigated War of 1812 Sites in Missouri &
Illinois by Mike Harris
Black Hawk: Biography of a Native Warrior & British General by Mike Dickey
Huzzah for Capitalism: General Daniel Bissell, Making Ones Self a Place in the
Frontier Social Order by David Hinkley
Archaeological Investigations of Mid-Western Trading Posts During the War of 1812 by
Tim Baumann
Evolution of the Militia: 1764-1811 by Orval Henderson

2005 Frontier Army Museum, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, March 19-20


Fall in! War of 1812 Muster Sites in the Missouri Territory by Michael Harris.
Those Young Men whose Bosoms Burns with ardor for the Glory and Safety of
their Country: Recruiting the Army by David Bennett
Women of the Company: 1790-1815 by Sally Bennett, MFA
The Kickapoo: Vital Force in the West by Michael Dickey.
To Humble an Insulting Foe: The expeditions of General Samuel Hopkins by Jeff
Patrick
How to write an Academic War of 1812 best Seller by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
The 1813 Campaign on the Niagara River by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
Fishing in the early 19th Century by David Hinkley.
Roundtable Discussion on the War of 1812 200th Anniversary with Lt.Col.Reardon, Glenn
Williams, Donald Hickey, Richard Barbuto and Michael Dickey.

2006 Arrow Rock State Historic site, Arrow Rock, Missouri, March 25-26
What we know that Aint so: Exposing the Myths of 1812 by Donald Hickey, Ph.D.
My Military Family: The common Man and Woman attached to the Army by Sally E.
Bennett
Indian Trade: Tool of British and American Policy by Michael Dickey
A Gallant Defense: The Battles of Fort Madison 1812 & 1813 by David Bennett
The Nathan Boone Legacy by David Roggensees
The Ranger Song: Favorite Battle song on the Missouri Frontier by Bob Dyer
Freemasonry and Interpersonal Relationships in Early St. Louis: The Benefits of
Camaraderie by David Hinkley
The Chamber Pot Rescue: The Battle of Cote sans Dessein, April 4 1815 by Michael
Harris
Sacketts Harbor, 1813 by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
Battle for Lake Huron by James Lundgren

2007 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri, March 24-25
The Real Victory at Tippecanoe: Indians and Causation in the War of 1812 by Tom
Kanon
The Third Regiment of Artillery a Unit History by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
John Norton : Scotsman, Cherokee and Mohawk Chief by Michael Dickey
The Building of Fort Johnson: The Lost Cause by Michael Harris
Soon Dispersed by a Well-Directed Discharge of Musketry; the Peoria Indian War of
1813 by David Bennett
A Yielding Spirit May Invite War: The Official Response to the Burning of Washington
by Charlie Edel
The Military as an Alternate Occupation for the Common Man and Woman in the Early
Republic: 1790 1825 by Sally Bennett, MFA
An Overview of Archaeological Investigation of the War of 1812 era Fort Osage,
Missouri by Steve Wilson
Covering the Dead: The Indian War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory by Brad
Lookingbill, Ph.D.
Fort Bellefontaine & Jefferson Barracks by Marc Kollbaum
Tour of the General Daniel Bissell Home and Fort Belle Fontaine by Michael Kladky
2008 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri, March 29-30
The Siege of Fort Erie, 1814 by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
In their quarter we are Miserably Weak: The Osage Nation in the War of 1812 era by
Michael Dickey.
Defending the New Nation, 1784-1811: The US Army on the Eve of the War of 1812,
by Glenn Williams.
The Banks of the Missouri to the Slaughter Pen: Garrison Soldiers go to War, 1808-
1814, by David Bennett.
Fire on the Frontier: Skirmishes in the Missouri Territory during the War of 1812, by
Michael Harris.
The Building of Fort Osage: Political Perspectives, by Steve Wilson.
The Five Lives of William Wells, by Sally Bennett, MFA.
Tents during the War of 1812 era, by Stephen Allie
Sunday Tour of Historic Fort Osage by Phil Shultz, military interpreter.

2009 Arrow Rock State Historic Site March 28-29


The Battle of Campbells Island: Revisited, by Michael D. Harris
Memories of Missouri, by Marryellen H. McVickers, Ph.D.
Cousin Jonathan: the Common Soldiers Military Experience in the Northwestern
Army, by Eugene Watkins, Ph.D.
A New Perspective on the Last Days of Fort Madison, by David Bennett
Zachary Taylor in the War of 1812: Written on the Winds of War,
by Col. Harold W. Youmans, (Ret)
The Battle of Chippewa by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph.D.
Of Cabbages and Muskmelons: Garrison Gardens, by Sally E. Bennett, MFA
The War Department in the War of 1812 and its Views of Defense of the West,
by Col. Paul Rosewitz
The Miamis: Vanguard of the Indian Front, by Michael Dickey

2010 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


20th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 20-21, 2010
The Battle of Lundys Lane by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph. D.
William Clark and the War of 1812 by Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D.
Fortifications of St. Louis during the War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory by Michael
Harris
The Hochunk Nation: The Winnebagos in the War of 1812 by Michael Dickey
Fort and Blockhouses of Early Illinois by William D. Wilson
Benjamin Howard and the Defense of the Eighth Military District, 1813-1814 by
Harold Youmans
Hills Fort: War of 1812 Frontier Outpost by Kevin Kaegy
Reading an Extant Garment: The 1812 Fatigue Frock in the Collection of the Missouri
Historical Society by RoxAnn Raisner and Dottie Vaughn
The Court Martial of Lt. Colonel Robert Carter Nicholas by David Bennett

2011 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


21st Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 26-27, 2011
The Raid on York, 27 April 1813 by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph. D.
The 1st Infantry Regiment at the Sortie of Fort Erie, Upper Canada, 1814 by David
Bennett
Martial Law: Occupied Detroit and the Michigan Territory, 1812-1813 by Hal Youmans
Campaigning with David Murphy, Missouri Militia: The Peoria Indian War of 1813 by
Michael Harris
Anglo-Native Aims and operations in the War of 1812 by Sandy Antal
Hoosiers, Ruskies, and the Battle for a National Icon by Jeff Patrick
Geology of the War of 1812: Terrain Influences on the Battle of the Sink Hole, Missouri
Territory by Johnny Bertalott
Recent Archaeology at Fort Madison, Iowa: The Battlefield and Black Hawks Ravine
by John Doershuk
Tour of the General Daniel Bissell home by Michael Kladky

2012 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri


22nd Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 24-25, 2012
The Missouri Territory in 1812 - Forting Up by Michael Harris
On that mournful day, long to be remembered by me - Fort Dearborn 1812 By Sally
Bennett
The Trans-Mississippi Theatre 1812 - Hostile Intentions by David Bennett
The Articles of War: Army Discipline during the War of 1812 by Hal Youmans,
Colonel, Ret.
Survey of U. States Artillery in the War of 1812 by Paul Rosewitz, Lt. Col. USA
Re-constructing the Battle of Stoney Creek by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
The US Army Blanket Coat by Bill Jordan, Lt. Col. Ret.
The People at the Rivers Mouth by Michael Dickey
A Stain upon the Nation? - A Review of the Detroit Campaign of 1812 In US Military
History by Steven Rauch

2013 Arrow Rock Historic Site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


23rd Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 23-24, 2013
Trails and Foot Prints: Missouri War of 1812 Remembered by Hal Youmans
Indian Diplomacy and a Trade House: History and Archaeology of Fort Osage by John
Peterson
The Missouri Territory in 1813: Deadly Encounters by Michael Harris
Nathan Boone and his U.S. Rangers in the War of 1812 by Dakota Russell
The Shawnee: Lords of the Ohio Valley by Michael Dickey
War of 1812 in the Boons Lick by Jim Denny
The Rise and Fall of the Missouri Navy, 1813-1814 by David Bennett
Times that tried both Body and Soul: William Naylor and the Tippecanoe Campaign by
Jeff Patrick

2014 Old Courthouse, NPS, St. Louis, Missouri


24th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 22-23, 2014
The St. Louis Company of Volunteer Artillerists by Douglass Harding.
Red Stick: The Creek War of 1813-1814 by Michael Dickey.
The Missouri Territory in 1814: The Ill-fated River Campaigns by Mike Harris.
On the Canada Line: The 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment at Lundys Lane, 25 July 1814 by
David Bennett.
More than just Cottonbalers. The Regular Army on the Mississippi, 1810-1815 by Hal
Youmans.
James Baytop, Veteran of the War of 1812 by Bill Jordan.
Major Alexanders Battalion: United States Volunteers in the Northwest Army by Bruce
Egli.
Whos in Charge Here? Command Confusion in the Northwest, 1811-1815 by Gillum
Ferguson.
The Empire Strikes Back: The Battle of Plattsburgh by Richard Barbuto, Ph.D.
St. Louis during the War of 1812 by Bob Moore, Ph.D.

2015 Historic Fort Osage, Sibley, Missouri.


25th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 21-22, 2015
Native Missouri at the Time of the Louisina Purchase by Michael Dickey.
Arming the Regulars, Militia & Rangers in the Missouri Territory during the War of 1812
by David Bennett
The Last Battle: Post-War Hostilities in the War of 1812 by Hal Youmans
The Missouri Territory in 1815: The Struggle for Peace in the West Michael D. Harris
The Girl Heroes of the War of 1812 in Missouri by Jim Denny
The Battle of New Orleans Richard Barbuto
Women of the Company by Sally E. Bennett
In Search for an 1812 Ammunition Box by Douglass Harding
Heroic Medicine: Health care in the Early 19th Century American Army by Eric
Mathews

2016 Arrow Rock Historic Site, Arrow Rock, Missouri


26th Annual War of 1812 Symposium April 2-3, 2016
Native Perspectives on the War of 1812: Indian Leaders in Their Own Words by Michael
Dickey.
Light Gives Light, To Light Discover: The Remarkable Career of Captain John C.
Symmes by David Bennett
Major General Robert Ross, the Saving of Baltimore, 1814 and the Boy Martyrs, Wells
and McComas. By Christopher T. George
Death Chants and Powder Kegs: The Battle of the Sinkhole 1815 by Michael D.
Harris
William Clark & the Cooper Clan of the Boonslick Country by Jim Denny
Who were Bryan and Morrison? The Halliburton of Missouris War of 1812 by Lynn
Morrow
The Corps and the War of 1812 by Lorna Hainesworth
Commodore Perrys Marines: Revealing their True Identity by John Steinle
Medicine in the Frontier Army: Analyzing the Pharmacopeia of Dr. Thomas, 1st Infantry
by Eric Mathews

2017 General Daniel Bissell Home, St. Louis, Missouri


27th Annual War of 1812 Symposium March 25-16, 2017
Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, a Biography by Michael Dickey.
A Gallant Affair: General Daniel Bissell and the Action at Lyons Creek by David
Bennett.
The Gray Doom on the Niagara, Winfield Scotts Brigade by Richard Barbuto.
Half Dozen Cups and Saucers: Missouri Territory Cultural History 1810-1815 by
Michael D. Harris
Thomas Hart Benton and the History of War of 1812 Post War Pension and Bounty Land
Benefits in Missouri by Hal Youmans.
The Carolina Brigade during the War of 1812 by Bill Jordan.
William Clark: Missouri Territory Indian Diplomat and Wartime Governor by Paul
Rosewitz.
Lewis and Clark Indian Peace Medals by Mike Venso
Fort Zumwalt: The History and the Reconstruction by Jesse Francis.
Tour of General Daniel Bissell house by J.D. Magurany.
Tour of Fort Zumwalt by Jesse Francis.