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    Were those removed or painted over during the war?

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    What amphibious battle occurred precipitated by the transportation of naval equipment?
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    Hint: It was in the War of 1812
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    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Similar but nope!

    Hint: It was a fresh water battle.
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    Hint: It took place in New York State.
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    Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle...and_Montgomery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle...and_Montgomery
    The answer is the Battle of Big Sandy, June 1814, on Lake Ontario halfway between Osewgo & the US Naval base at Sacket's Harbor. An American militia force ambushed and force of about 800 British Royal Navy, Marines & First nation allies who rowed into Big Sandy Creek in order to intercept a supply column carrying naval stores to the shipyard at Sacket's Harbor. The British were ambushed in their boats and never got ashore. After their retreat and the area secure, the supply column was brought forward. One item carried was a 600 foot cable which was to be used on new vessels at Sacket's.

    The 5 ton cable was carried by approx. 150 men.


    http://www.wcny.org/education/war-of...g-sandy-creek/

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    I just realized I scrolled past your hint and gave the name of a battle that took place in the Revolutionary War, not the War of 1812. I must've been distracted with something else at that moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    The answer is the Battle of Big Sandy, June 1814, on Lake Ontario halfway between Osewgo & the US Naval base at Sacket's Harbor. An American militia force ambushed and force of about 800 British Royal Navy, Marines & First nation allies who rowed into Big Sandy Creek in order to intercept a supply column carrying naval stores to the shipyard at Sacket's Harbor. The British were ambushed in their boats and never got ashore. After their retreat and the area secure, the supply column was brought forward. One item carried was a 600 foot cable which was to be used on new vessels at Sacket's.

    The 5 ton cable was carried by approx. 150 men.


    http://www.wcny.org/education/war-of...g-sandy-creek/

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    This line caught my attention:

    After my marriage I settled down as all farmers’ wives did at that time to a life of drudgery. I sometimes had some higher aspiration than making butter and cheese

    I wonder what she would think of today and what she would aspire to in her life given the changing times and mores

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    This line caught my attention:

    After my marriage I settled down as all farmers’ wives did at that time to a life of drudgery. I sometimes had some higher aspiration than making butter and cheese

    I wonder what she would think of today and what she would aspire to in her life given the changing times and mores
    21st century version:

    After my marriage I settled down as a suburban mom, driving everywhere in a minivan, running errands to big box stores and strip malls, dropping off and picking the kids up from school, all while juggling that with my work life, where I worked from 9-5 in an office in front of a computer screen, looking at numbers and letters, hunched over a keyboard typing yet more numbers and letters. I sometimes had some higher aspiration, perhaps being a farmer's wife, making cheese and churning butter to sell at the farmer's market.
    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    21st century version:

    After my marriage I settled down as a suburban mom, driving everywhere in a minivan, running errands to big box stores and strip malls, dropping off and picking the kids up from school, all while juggling that with my work life, where I worked from 9-5 in an office in front of a computer screen, looking at numbers and letters, hunched over a keyboard typing yet more numbers and letters. I sometimes had some higher aspiration, perhaps being a farmer's wife, making cheese and churning butter to sell at the farmer's market.
    I don't know what women you know but that doesn't fit any I knew in grad school. All were in the sciences and run the gamut from doctor, to engineers, to chemists, to lawyers and research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    I don't know what women you know but that doesn't fit any I knew in grad school. All were in the sciences and run the gamut from doctor, to engineers, to chemists, to lawyers and research.
    Less than 15% of American adults have a graduate degree. You sir, are in some fairly exclusive company. :-)
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    It's amazing what brute force and ignorance....backed up by the will and ability to stroke checks....gets you to achieve.

    That's how I got my MA back in 93. I married a women in 89 who already had her MS in Nursing. She gave me one year of sitting on my ass reading books, drinking beer and watching sports. In fall 90, when it became apparent I was not deploying to Desert Shield, she said get off you ass and start a masters program. She didn't give a damn what it was in but just get it. So in January 91...just as the war started, I began my MA in Civil War history. I pissed her off that I would still sit in my chair reading, drinking beer and watching sports, but now I was studying. really. I had to read 1500-1800 pages a week. Fortunately I had been an Army officer for 10 years by then and knew how to read fast and soak it in. I loved grad school...really got to deep dive into the Civil War. The hardest part was writing 2 papers a semester (35-50 pages each) while I had to do travel from Richmond to Seattle quite often. I had to take 2 suitcases...one with uniforms and one full of books. I wrote many a paper in my hotel room!

    Defended my thesis on the same day we closed on our house in December 92 (no stress that day!) and walked in May 93.

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