• Beams in My Home Town and Other Personal Stuff

    1 month ago - By Chuck Cowdery

    The War of 1812 is often called the Second War for American Independence. It was fought on several fronts, including the Ohio frontier and the Great Lakes. When the War of 1812 began, the U. S. Army joined local militia protecting settlers in and around the tiny frontier community of Mansfield, Ohio. A diary kept by an American soldier on a march through northern Ohio tells about a visit to Beam's Mill while his company was camped at Mansfield. The entry for November 20, 1812, reads: “We got orders to march and got ridy and orders was countermanded we went to Beam's mill to press corn and...
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