Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England

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Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England

#1 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:30 am

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#2 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:40 am

That's a poignant story, Blaine. Thanks for posting, mate!

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#3 Post by BlaineG » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:50 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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That's a poignant story, Blaine. Thanks for posting, mate!
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#4 Post by bikerbeans » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:36 pm

Thank you for posting this bit of history.

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#5 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:01 pm

Fascinating bit of history, thank you Blaine for posting.
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#6 Post by fordwannabe » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Very good/sad read. Thanks Blaine.
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#7 Post by Ray Newman » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:14 pm

Many years ago, I was at Lexington and Concord Bridge. By Concord Bridge, there is a grave site for two British regulars KIA on April 19, 1775 --

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North ... y_2014.jpg

At New Orleans in 1815, the British army suffered heavy casualties assaulting Jackson's position. However, there is question as to where the dead were buried and what happened to the remains:

https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/b ... d-1.322108
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#8 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Wow....never knew that.....! :shock:
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#9 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 am

This business of shipping bodies in rum barrels pops up in other places.
From the Canadian fur trade:
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#10 Post by Tycer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks!
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#11 Post by BlaineG » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 am
This business of shipping bodies in rum barrels pops up in other places.
From the Canadian fur trade:
http://www.northwestjournal.ca/XI4.htm
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#12 Post by Griff » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:09 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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That's a poignant story, Blaine. Thanks for posting, mate!
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