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TCHA ID Number2-29(5)
Purdue ID Numbergwb2f29i5
TitleTippecanoe Battle Ground, the trees where Daviess fell, Nov. 7th-1811
Other TitleTrees where Daviess fell
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Tippecanoe Battle Ground. The Trees where Daviess Fell. Nov. 7th-1811." (title from verso of last page, written in pencil) AMs, 4 p. (3 sheets; written in pencil)
Description ContinuedIn 1840, George Winter toured the Battle Ground with Joseph Barron, and then spent a week sketching and fully exploring the site. The trees that stood where Daviess fell have since been cut down, and much of their wood was used in fencing the swampy prairie into which Daviess' troops had attempted to draw the Indians. This prairie lies southeast of the battleground, before Hiram Shaw's house, in a line with Prophet's Town, which since 1822 had been owned by John Shaw and his son Solomon. G.W. obtained from Shaw a rail from the fence made of those trees, and is sending half of that piece to the recipient of this letter, who owns a painting by G.W. of that site. Quotation from a poem in Daviess' honor recited by William Wallace at the anniversary celebrations of Nov. 7, 1835. G.W. sketched the graves Oct. 9, 1840; description of the fence around them at that time.
SubjectsTippecanoe Battlefield (Battle Ground, Ind.)
Daviess, Joseph H.
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Extent of Original4 p. ; 31 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/07/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6st7mrv