The next chapter of my serial novel takes a turn, discovering unforeseen origins, for better or for worse.
August 13th, 1812
As assigned by General Harrison, I have taken command of Fort Harrison along the Wabash River. My accomplishments at Tippecanoe have warranted my promotion. I shall see to it that I serve well. It has been difficult not to take this assignment as an insult. My predecessor, Captain Snelling, has all but allowed this critical fortification to fall to ruin. By his reports, several earthquakes caused severe damage to the fort’s defenses and supplies. Despite a regiment of settlers and soldiers, repairs were barely completed.
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