The Madisons of Montpelier Chapter
Charter Number 412
Organized in Orange, VA, 23 Sep 2003
Anne Hoffman Winn (Mrs. John W.), Organizing President
Our next chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, September 20th in Orange at Dogwood Village, located at 120 Dogwood Lane, Orange, VA 22960.
Our meeting will begin at 11:00 AM.
Our program, Old Fort Niagara, will be presented by Pamela Ann Bradshaw Curtin, member.
Salad, vegetable, starch, bread, beverage, dessert
Please send your check for $16.00 payable to The Madisons of Montpelier to:
Emily Richardson, Treasurer
P.O. Box 548
Ivy, VA 22945
Deadline for reservations is September 13th.
The following meeting will be the marking of six 1812 veterans graves at Trinity Lutheran Church cemetery in Crimora, VA on Tuesday, November 4th. We will have a meeting and luncheon at the Waynesboro Country Club followed by the trip to the cemetery and the markings. Photos below:
200th Anniversary of the Burning of Washington, DC
(The following was is from: http://blog.fold3.com/the-burning-of-washington-august-24-1814/)
This August 24 and 25 mark the 200th anniversary of the British burning of Washington DC during the War of 1812.
Prior to the burning, 4,500 British soldiers went up against 5,000 Americans (mostly militiamen) in a battle at Bladensburg, Maryland, just 4 miles northeast of Washington. Though the Americans had the advantage of numbers and artillery, the untried and poorly led militiamen didn’t stand much of a chance against the better trained and disciplined British soldiers. Three hours of battle had the Americans fleeing as fast as they could, while the British commanding officers, General Ross and Admiral Cockburn, led a portion of their men into Washington, which was now undefended.
Leaving private homes and property alone for the most part, the British began burning government buildings, starting with Capitol building, which at the time also housed the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. They then proceeded to the White House, which had been abandoned by President Madison and his wife shortly before. (Dolley Madison is famous for staying at the White House as long as possible and directing the rescue of a portrait of George Washington, among other valuables.)
The following day, Cockburn and Ross organized the burning of other buildings, like the State and War departments and the Treasury, which had started to burn the night before but had been doused by a rainstorm. Cockburn ordered the destruction of the printing presses of a newspaper that had been particularly critical of him, but the U.S. Patent Office was saved from destruction by the pleas of its superintendent. The British went to the Navy Yard, but it had already been burned the previous day by the Americans to keep it from falling into British hands. A contingent of soldiers also went to Greenleaf Point Federal Arsenal to destroy the gunpowder and cannons there but ended up causing an explosion that killed or maimed many of them.
Later that day, a huge storm blew in that wreaked havoc on the city, downing trees and ripping roofs off buildings. After the storm had died down somewhat, the British officers ordered a retreat of their men during the night, before the American forces could regroup.
Discover more about the burning of Washington DC, and other events and people of the war, in Fold3′s War of 1812 collection.
STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR EVENT
Here is a link to the Star Spangled Spectacular Event in Baltimore in September….http://www.starspangled200.com/commemoration-events/star-spangled-spectacular/#.U3ZghvfD9D8
O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the Blue Angels will in Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun-zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage. The events crescendo on September 13 with a star-studded patriotic concert and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore harbor.
Explore the website. There are even live webcams that are kind of fun!
The full gripping, story, with drawings, is told how The Star Spangled Banner came to be by the blood of our ancestors. How at the last of the battle our flag continued to notice the world we would not yield. And then the song is sung. Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It - YouTube
Left to right- Diane Bradshaw, Courtenay Stanley, Luvenia Rogers, Brenda Graves, Constance Paradiso and Pam Curtin. Courtenay was representing the Montpelier DAR chapter and Luvenia was representing the Albemarle DAR chapter. Not pictured is Sharon Steo.
Apple Dapple Cake
1 ½ cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ tsp soda
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
½ cup raisins
½ to 1cup nuts, your choice
Prepare tube pan by greasing with shorting and dusting with flour.
Set oven at 350 degrees.
Whisk or beat eggs until well mixed, add oil and mix.
Mix dry ingredients and stir in gradually, alternating with apples
Stir in vanilla, raisins and nuts.
Pour into pan: bake at 350 degrees 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake pulls from sides of pan; (make sure cake is totally baked before removing from oven).
1/3 stick butter or margarine melted
Whisk in enough powdered sugar until desired consistency for glaze.
Add 2 tsp. vanilla
Recipe from Anne H. Winn’s mother; Birdine Moyers Hoffman
Copied 5 November 2013
Combine in large bowl:
1 large head about 1 ½ lbs broccoli
1/3 cup red or sweet onion or 5 spring onions chopped
6 slices bacon cooked, crumbled and reserved
Dressing: Mix together:
1 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Pour over vegetables, combine and refrigerate at least 2-3 hours.
Before serving, add crumbled bacon and mix all together gently.
Meetings: Four times a year - 1st Saturday of March; 1st Tuesday of May; 3rd Saturday of September; 1st Tuesday of November.
The National Society
Founded in 1892, the United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit women's service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause in the War of 1812. This website will hopefully give you the information you are seeking, whether you are currently a member of the U.S.D. of 1812, a prospective member, or you are trying to learn more about the U.S.D. of 1812. Please click on the links that are most relevant to you.
USS Constitution is being
issued as a Forever stamp.
Click HERE to read about this.
This site updated on August 23, 2014