War of 1812 -Powder Magazine

Greetings all,

I'm part of a group of grad students working on a public history project recreating a model of the Newport Barracks, KY as it appeared during War of 1812 period.  Currently, we're looking at the powder magazine structure, which has been described as  "beehive" in appearance.  Can anyone tell me if there are any military manuals/regulations that would govern the construction of such a structure during this period? 

Thanks for reading!



War of 1812: Virginia Review on H-war

War of 1812 was ended on this Table furniture, on permanent display in Washington DC, 2 blocks east of the White House. The Ghent House is an  open to public location. Virginia phase of the 1912, America's First War, would be enhanced to include this Table as a pixs in its content IF, has not already done this.

Additional, recognize that Records from the era in Eastern Kentucky and its relation to Virginia were burned by British military operation in the region, west of Virginia.

Wyatt Reader MA

UCLA/Whittier College

Re: Malmquist on Bonin, 'Virginia in the War of 1812'

While researching some other matters, it did happen that a little about the War of 1812 appeared in consequences and events associated with 1812 experience; quite likely, directly or indirectly, related to Virginia.

They seemed quite mudane at the time but perhaps this was too short a conclusion, especially given this Review of the Thesis herein published, and under discussion. 

Christopher M. Bonin
Kevin Malmquist

Malmquist on Bonin, 'Virginia in the War of 1812'

Christopher M. Bonin. Virginia in the War of 1812. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 185 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-7108-6.

Reviewed by Kevin Malmquist (West Point) Published on H-War (August, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=57584

John C. Fredriksen
Katrina Ponti

Ponti on Fredriksen, 'The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815'

John C. Fredriksen. The War of 1812: U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812-1815. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. 488 pp. $95.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9408-8.

Reviewed by Katrina Ponti (University of Rochester) Published on H-War (July, 2017) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Faye M. Kert
David Head

Head on Kert, 'Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812'

Faye M. Kert. Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812. Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812 Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 224 pp. $55.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-1748-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1747-9.

Reviewed by David Head (Spring Hill College) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2016) Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Gene Allen Smith
Timothy C. Hemmis

Hemmis on Smith, 'The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812'

Gene Allen Smith. The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xiii + 257 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-34208-8.

Reviewed by Timothy C. Hemmis (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (March, 2016) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

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