Monday, January 6, 2014

FOSL Sponsored War of 1812 Lecture on The Fort Daniel - Fort Peach Tree - Peachtree Road Connection

Local historian and archaeologist Wayne Waldrip spoke on the topic "Supplying General John Floyd and Andrew Jackson: The Fort Daniel/ Fort Peachtree/ Peachtree Road Connection" yesterday at the Smyrna Public Library.  During the War of 1812, the state of Georgia built a series of forts to control the Creek Indians, who were then allied with the British against the United States. These outposts, located just south of the Chattahoochee River, included Fort Peachtree at Standing Peachtree and Fort Daniel. A road now called Old Peachtree Road, was built connecting these frontier military installations. The speaker has been deeply involved in archaeological and historical research on this critically important War of 1812 defensive system and the attendees thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and depth of knowledge on this topic.

The "First Sunday" lecture series is held in the Smyrna Public Library Meeting Room and is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.

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