Dedication of Grave Markers for Veterans of War of 1812
The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Georgia requests the honor or your presence at the dedication of grave markers commemorating the service of War of 1812 Soldiers Capt. Isom (Isham) Hendon and Pvt. Jacob “Jake” White. Tributes to each veteran will be presented by Messrs. Malcolm McDuffie and Terry White.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 am.
Where: Historic Utoy Cemetery, 1465 Cahaba Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311
RSVP: Please RSVP by calling 404.576.4156 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
The timing of these dedications coincide with the bicentennial of the beginning of the War of 1812, which started on June 18, 1812 and ended on February 18, 1815. The Treaty of Ghent was signed on December 24, 1814--but if communications between UK and US had been faster, the Battle of New Orleans may not have happened, if not the whole war. This was the second war against the same king--King George III. Having taken the crowns as King of Great Britain and King of Ireland on October 25, 1760, he was also king during half of the French & Indian War but the colonies were on his side then. On January 1, 1801, he became King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Last week, Queen Elizabeth had her Diamond Jubilee for 60 years on the throne. George missed his Diamond Jubilee by 9 months, dying on January 29, 1820--that was dispite his mental illness--he may have had the blood disease porphyria--urine turns blue in sunlight. But during the War of 1812, his eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent, later George IV.
Here is a URL for one of the War of 1812 groups: http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/
Georgia General Assembly passed a bill about the War of 1812 that has some good information about GA's part in the war: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20072008/HB/953
Go North/South on I-75; exit at Langford Pkwy exit 243 (U.S. 166); Go West approx. 1.5 miles to Ft. McPherson/Lee St.; continue straight on through traffic light after exit; turn North (left) on Lee Street, at 2nd light after exit. Go approx. 1 mile. Turn left on Campbellton Rd. SW. Go approx. 1 mile. Bear slightly right onto Venetian Dr. SW. Go 1 mile due West to Cahaba Dr. SW. Turn right (North) onto Cahaba Dr. SW. Cemetery gate is on the left, just past the church driveway.
Submitted by D. Gordon Draves
Vice President - East Point Historical Society