Military History Monday – Obscure U.S. Civil Wars: The Honey War of 1839

HoneywarmapTweren’t really nothing much this little “war”  — just a misunderstanding (maybe a little blown out of proportion), which was eventually settled by the U.S. Supreme Court, over the interpretation of the Louisiana Purchase and various treaties in ensuing years.

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  1. I thought it a bit amusing that the surveyors were a little “haphazard” we might say — the one author quoted in the article wondered whether Sullivan wasn’t aware of magnetic declination.

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