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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "War of 1812"

Governor Joseph Maull

Sponsor: The State of Delaware Historical Markers Program, 2023 SC-188: Current Marker Text: Born in Lewes in 1781, Joseph Maull would become a physician and move to Milton by 1803. Appointed to serve as Sussex County Trustee of the Poor in 1810, he would join the State Militia during the War of 1812 and help […]



Governor David Hazzard

SC-176: Born on May 18, 1781, to John and Mary Houston Hazzard, David Hazzard, like his father, engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, going on to serve as local magistrate and an officer in the State Militia during the War of 1812. He was elected Governor of Delaware in 1829. His term was marked by […]



Commodore Thomas MacDonough

Early home of Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Hero of Battle of Lake Champlain 1814. Born in 1783. Died 1825. Commodore 1813. Assisted Commodore Decatur in capturing and burning the “Philadelphia” off the coast of Tripoli, 1804. Original name of the village “The Trap” and changed to “Macdonough” in 1814. His parents lie in old burying ground […]



History of Lake Comegys and Silver Lake

SC-238: Lake Comegys and Silver Lake are natural freshwater remnants of receding glaciers from the last Ice Age and are notable for their close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, The Nanticoke Tribe held summer encampments around Silver Lake to gather shellfish from the ocean, and various Native American artifacts have been found along the lake’s […]



Bombardment of Lewes

Sponsors: Historic Markers Commission, SC-035 1933 The State of Delaware Historical Markers Program, 2023 SC-167: Original 1933 Text for SC-035: Lewes was bombarded by British March 13, 1813, when Col. Samuel B. Davis,Commander of American troops, refused a demand upon the people for fresh provisions. For many years Lewes was a part of call for […]



Delaware in the War of 1812

In 1814 the War of 1812 was entering into its second full year. During the previous year the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Valley region experienced active naval campaigning and a seaborne blockade. On Saturday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m. historian Charles (Chuck) Fithian will visit the Delaware Public Archives to present a program on […]



The War of 1812 Comes to the Delaware Public Archives

2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. An exhibit about this war sometimes referred to as the Second Revolutionary War in America, will be put on display at the Delaware Public Archives starting June18th. The exhibit will present some of the Archive’s finest documents relating to the war, along with highlighting a few […]



The Star-Spangled Banner Project

With the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 being observed in 2012, the Delaware Public Archives will be hosting a program entitled “The Star Spangled Banner Project” on Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. This program will be presented by Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss, Senior Textile Conservator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American […]



The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes

On Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m., Mike DiPaolo, Executive Director of the Lewes Historical Society, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes.”  With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 taking place in 2012, this program will address the 1813 attack on Lewes […]



“The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”: Delaware in the War of 1812

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives hosts a program about Delaware’s involvement in the War of 1812 entitled “The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”.   Presented by Charles Fithian, Curator of Archaeology with the State of Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs Division, this program will serve as an […]