this is a work in progress
On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great
Britain because England had harassed our merchant marine and interfered with our
frontier settlements. The Pottawatomies, Sauks, Foxes, and other tribes in and
around the Illinois Territory allied themselves with the British in hopes of
protecting their hunting lands from the Americans. In response to the killings
of American citizens near Fort Dearborn and other attacks on isolated white
settlers, Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards recruited hundreds of volunteer
militiamen and rangers.
Meanwhile, the U.S. sent federal troops to Missouri to prevent Britain's Indian allies from attacking St. Louis and settlements in west central Illinois.
area Map (off site) for Warren and St. Charles
shows site of Boone fort during War of 1812.
use "back" to return
pensioners on the Roll
This is an off site link what has a few War of 1812 widows shown
Although Warren County was not yet a county during the War of 1812, the families of Warren County residents provided men and arms to the War of 1812.
The Mississippi/Missouri region during the war of 1812
was fought primarily by indians under the direction of the british...... the
majority of people residing in the region were either at the forts or very near
by as a basic means of protection. These forts were manned by volunteer
Nathan Boone's Rangers
crdits: source ofphoto/ information:http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/ftlvn/precivil.asp
Captain James Callaway Regiment,
| James Callaway, (the second son of
Flanders Callaway and Jemima Boone Callaway)
as early as 1808 had been appointed as cornet of a troop of
militia cavalry and served as paymaster for the Clark expedition. Later, in
1812, he was a captain of the militia and participated in the
expedition of General Howard in 1813 and the battle of Credit Island ( IL
side of the Mississippi River) in 1814. He was left there to re-build
the Fort and after a brief period of time, returned to Jefferson Barracks at
Captain James Callaway was killed
by Indians near Loutre Creek in March 1815.
Warren County Civil War Union
Provost Marshall Papers Index
These are all links to out side sites.
in Warren and other Counties
Union Provost Files Activity by State Records maintained on Civilians during The Civil War
CSA Colonel Clay Taylor of Campbranch, Warren County
Wife of Col. Clay Taylor Louise Pratte of Campbranch, Warren County
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
If you have a Warren County veteran you wish to
honor please send the information to me, photos are welcome, too.
Name, branch of service, period of time, birth & death, if apllicable,