Re: [CR]Fixed Gear & Track bikes


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From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>, "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BC5F39D0.24A6B%stevens@veloworks.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed Gear & Track bikes
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 19:17:14 -0600


Actually the Battle of New Orleans took place after the Treaty of Ghent had already ended the war, though apparently neither set of cambatants were as yet aware of this fact. So not sure whether this battle was actually part of the War.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven L. Sheffield"
To: Classic Rendezvous
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed Gear & Track bikes



> On 02/23/2004 04:24 AM, "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net> wrote:
>
> > Actually that war ended in 1776.
>
>
> Actually that war started in April 1775 when General Gage ordered his troops
> to march on Concord, and ended in September 1783 with the signing of the
> Treaty of Paris.
>
> Hostilities essentially ceased after Cornwallis surrendured at Yorktown, VA
> in October 1781, although there were minor skirmishes between British and
> American troops as late as August 1782.
>
> The War of 1812 officially lasted from June 1812 to December 1814 (with the
> signing of the Treaty of Ghent), and resulted from longstanding disputes
> between the British and Americans, most notably over the impressment of
> American sailors into the British Navy/Merchant Marines, but also border
> squabbles with Canada (still firmly under British control at the time).
>
> The last battle of the War of 1812 was in January 1815, when Andrew
> Jackson's troops attacked and resoundly defeated (some might say massacred)
> the British during the Battle of New Orleans (700 British dead, 1400
> wounded. 8 Americans dead, 13 wounded).
>
> Shortly thereafter in April 1818, Karl von Drais exhibited his Draisienne
> (one of the predecessors of the modern bicycle) in Paris, although the first
> bicycle propelled by foot pedals was not built until the late 1830s or early
> 1840s by Kirkpatrick MacMillan, a blacksmith from Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
>
> Steven L. Sheffield
> History buff in Midvale, Utah
>
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