Creator

Date Original

1813

Description

Folder contains six promissory notes due to listed individuals upon receipt of Ragan's first payment as a Missouri or Ramsey's Ranger.

Biographical/Historical Note

No concrete information found on Thomas Ragains, however, Ragains, all payees and witnesses are listed in the War of 1812 Service Records as members of various volunteer ranger companies from the Missouri Territory. While most historians minimize the western skirmishes against the Indians fighting for the British, the British involvement was limited but effective in obtaining the help of certain tribes of native Americans to harass, rob and destroy the small American settlements on the frontier. When war was declared, the Americans began an extensive effort in creating networks of forts and military stations across the frontier. In the Missouri territory, Americans built or created over forty-five forts and raised militia groups and Missouri Rangers. Attacks by Indians didn't end in the Missouri territory till 1817, two years after the war was over.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.036.025

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Missouri or Ramsey's Rangers promissory notes, SMC.036.025

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Missouri or Ramsey's Rangers promissory notes, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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