Learn more about the War of 1812 Battle of Rock Island Rapids in the Wednesday Library program

Kevin Braafladt, Assistant Historian of Army Support Command at Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Support Command’s History Office will give a free lecture on Wednesday, January 12 at 6 p.m. on a battle of QC during the War of 1812.

This session (presented by the Davenport Public Library) will discuss the Battle of the Rock Island Rapids in the context of the War of 1812 and the local conflicts that erupted during the Mississippi River War.

This program should take place in person at the main library (321 N. Main St., Davenport) and virtually.

Campbell’s Island (near East Moline) was the site of the Battle of Rock Island Rapids, one of the most westerly battles of the War of 1812, when a group of about 500 Allied Sauk warriors l The British Army clashed July 19, 1814 with a US Force led by Lieutenant John Campbell of the 1st US Infantry Regiment. Campbell was leading three gunboats along the Mississippi River to transport military supplies to Fort Shelby, located at the present site of Prairie du Chien, Wis.

If you would prefer to attend Wednesday’s conference in person, please register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/8435636.

If you prefer to attend virtually, you can register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/8435680. Virtual registrants will receive an email with the meeting link.

For in-person participants, please respect social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety recommendations. This program is subject to updates to the COVID-19 security protocol. Masks are recommended.

For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

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