The people of Henniker party like it’s 1829… FEATURING: processions, war heroes, partisan politics, an oration that launches a future president’s political career, an all-night ball, LOTS of gunpowder, and the season’s first snow!
NEXT: Frozen flagpole >>
SOURCE = Cogswell’s History of the Town of Henniker… (1880) (p.359-60)
Here are links to more info on a few of the people & events mentioned in the course of this whirlwind celebration!
- Andrew Jackson + The Battle of New Orleans + his 1829 inauguration at the White House
- Franklin Pierce
- General James Miller + The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
Miller’s modest “I’ll try” quote really did create quite a stir in its day; it’s a classic example of Yankee reserve in a situation of extreme stress.
- SEE ALSO: this portrait (@ the NH State House) of Col. Joseph Cilley, a veteran who carried out Miller’s order to CHARGE at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane.
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