Butch 0’Hare, Chicago’s Borrowed Hero
BY PERRY R. DUIS
Sixty thousand wildly cheering St. Louisans welcome home their hero on April 26, 1942. From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.
CHICAGO— August 15, 2012 marks the 200thanniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, a deadly hand-to-hand combat between two of the groups trying to lay claim to Chicago during the war of 1812. But as WGN’s Steve Sanders reports, some distinguished historians are asking us to use the bi-centennial to re-think that import part of how Chicago was born.
Military Museum Offers a Closer Look at Lives of Soldiers in Blue and Gray
SPRINGFIELD, IL (07/13/2012)(readMedia)– A new Civil War display at the Illinois State Military Museum offers visitors a view of rare rifles and revolvers as well as a sampling of other equipment that many Confederate and Union Soldiers carried.