Fort Harrison: Vanguard on the Wabash 1811-1818" and "War of 1812 Society"

  • 12 Feb 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Rooms A, B & C, 1 Library Square, Terre Haute, IN

"Fort Harrison: Vanguard on the Wabash 1811-1818"

By Hal Johnson


Monday, February 12, 2018

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments & Socializing


 The story of Fort Harrison is a remarkable but little-known story of struggle and sacrifice.  It weaves together the story of the original Native People who lived in the Wabash Valley with the men and women who were the first American settlers and laid the foundation for Vigo County and the City of Terre Haute.

From 1811 to 1818, the United States Army built and maintained Fort Harrison as a vital link in the defenses of the Midwestern frontier.

Hal Johnston was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana.  He earned a JD from the Indiana University School of law, and has been a licensed attorney since 1983. Hal has spent most of his career as a prosecuting attorney.  He is a 30 year veteran of the armed forces and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  After the terrorist attacks of 9/11 he served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 



 

 

"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana

 

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347

       

Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

Society Phone Number: 812-264-1510   Please leave a message.

President: Mike Lewman     Email: mblewman@yahoo.com 

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.


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