The 2013 Oswego War of 1812 Symposium

The 2013 Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Conference and Event Center in Oswego, New York on April 5 – 7, 2013. Please visit the Fort Ontario web site for the registration form.

Friday, April 5

  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibit Set-up
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Early Registration, Meet & Greet Social (cash bar) and Exhibits open.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Unveiling of the U.S. Brig Oneida by local artist Tim Ames

Saturday, April 6

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments (underwritten by Alliance Bank, NA)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome & Acknowledgements
    • Paul A. Lear, Fort Ontario SHS Superintendent &
    • The Oswego War of 1812 Steering Committee Chair
  • 9:10 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  In The Wake of the Few: Portraying 1812 Marine History on Canvas
    • Dr. Peter Rindlisbacher, Historical Marine Artist, Katy, Tx.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.  The Days are Cold and the Nights Much Colder: The Archeology of Colonel Zebulon Pike’s 1812-1813 Winter Encampment
    • Dr. Timothy Abel, Private Consultant and Adjunct Professor at SUNY Canton and Jefferson County Community College
  • 10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. –Mid-morning Break
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Target of Opportunity: The Battles of Sackets Harbor
    • Dr. Gary Gibson, Researcher & Trustee of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Sackets Harbor, NY
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hamilton & Scourge
    • Jonathan Moore, Senior Underwater Archaeologist Parks Canada Underwater Archeology Service, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. U.S. Brig Oneida and the Establishment of the US Navy on Lake Ontario
    • Col. Clayton Nans, USMC, (Ret.), Naval Historian and Model Shipwright, Sackets Harbor, NY
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. – Mid-afternoon Break
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. You Never Know Where a Cargo of Salt Will Lead You: Daniel Dobbins, Salt Trader and the War of 1812 on Lake Erie
    • Dennis Connors, Curator of History, Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, NY
  •  3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For Want of a Strategic Horseshoe: How Isaac Chauncey Won the War in the West
    • Maj. Sandy Antal, Canadian Forces (Ret.), Author, Cameron, Ontario

Sunday, April 7

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Refreshments
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Lambs Prepared for Slaughter: General Winfield Scott’s Training Camp at Buffalo
    • Lt Col. Michael McGurty, NYNG, (Ret.), Superintendent New Windsor Cantonment & Knox’s Headquarters SHS, Vail’s Gate, NY
  • 9:40 a.m. -10:20 a.m. Spy vs. Spy: Cross Border Espionage on Lake Ontario During the War of 1812
    • Matthew MacVittie, Assistant Curator of History, Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, NY
  • 10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Mid-morning Break –
  • 10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Daily Life During the War of 1812 in the North Country
    • Constance Barone, Superintendent, Sackets Harbor Battlefield SHS, Sackets Harbor, NY
  • 11:20 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Winning and Losing the War of 1812 Speaker’s Roundtable
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