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OFFICIAL LETTERS

OF THE

MILITARY AND NAVAL OFFICERS


OF THE

UNITED STATES,

DURING THL

Pular with Great Britain

IN THE YEARS 1812, 13, 14, & 15.

WITH SOME ADDITIONAL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS

ELUCIDATING THE HISTORY OF THAT PERIOD,

COLLECTED AND ARRANGED

BY JOHN BRANNAN.

Tu ashington City:

PAINTED BY War & GIDEON, POR TIP EDITOR,

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

1812.

Page

June. President Madison's message to Congress,.....

Report of the Committee of Foreign Relations .........

15

Ac declariog war, with the Yeas and Nays........
Peter B. Porter, Q. M. G. to Major Mallaby.......

Major Mallany to Major General Hall.............

July. General Hull's proclamation at Sandwich.........

30

General Wilkinson's general order at New Orleans,..

Colonel Cass to general Hall, Sandwich,.....

Capture of Michilimackinac (British account, ........

August. Lieutenant Haaks' account of ditto.............

General Hull to Secretary of Wan..........
General Holi-Surrender of Detroit, &e...........
General Brock's general order,.........
General Hull's account of the Surrender of Detroit,....
Colonel Cass' account of ditto...........

56
Captain Porter-Capture of the Alert.....

Captain Holl-Capture of the Guerriere...

Septem. Commodore Rodger's Cruise,.......

Governor Meigs to the Citizens of Obiogr.......

5:

General Harrison to ditto,...

55

General Harrison to Governor Shelby..........................
Captain Taylor-Defence of Fort Harrisou,.... .....

Lieutenant Hamilton-Defeace of Fort Madisoo, .........

Octob. Commodore Barney-Cruise in Schooser Rossie, .....

Lieutenant Elliot-Capture of the Detroit and Caledonia......

Secretary of the Navy to Lieutenant Elliot,............

General Tupper to General Harrisoo......

General Van Rensselaer-Battle of Queenstown,

Colonel Newman's Indian Expedition,...

78

Captain Heald-massacre at Chicagog.........

Major Young-affair at St. Regis.......

86

Commodore Decatur-Capture of the Macedonian..........

87

Colonel Russell's ladian Expedition,.........

88

Septem. Commodore Rodgers_Capture of the Swallow, &c...........

Commodore Caauncey attacks the Royal George,...

90

Captain Jones -Capture of the Frolic........

92

Culonel Mc. Feely-attack on Fort Niagara,...

General Hopkins-expedition on the Wabash,,,

95

Decem. General Sayth-affairs at Buffalo.....

97-101

Colonel Campbell-Mississi neway Campaign,.

104

General Harrison and Colonel Campbell oa ditto,........

109, 110

General Peter B. Porter to the Public,...

105

1813.

Jan'ry. Commodore Bainbridge-Capture of the Java, ......

Minutes of the Action with the Java, ...............

Major Mullaoy and General Van Rensselaer, ..... .........119 & 121

General Harrisos--Capture of General Wisenesiei,........122 & 125

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179

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Jan'y. Isaac Day to General Harrison.........

124

Colonel Lewis-Battle near Frenchtown,...

128

Major M'Clanehan-Battle at the River Raisin,...

130

General Winchester's account of his capture,.....

132

Febr'y. Secretary of War's Plan of the Northern Campaign,

133

Massacre at Frenchtown, ...........

135

Major Forsyth-Capture of Ogdensburg,..........................

136

President Madison's Messsage to Congress,..

136

March. General Dearborn-expected attack on Sacketi's Harbour..... 137

General Harrison-affairs in the North-West, .......

138

objects to the Plan of the Campaign,.......

Captain Lawrence-Capture of the Peacock,..

141

April. General Pike's General Order, .......

144

Commodore Chauncey and General Dearborn---Capture of York

146

May. General Harrison-Capture of General Clay's Detachment,..

149

Captain S. H. Moore on the Capture of York,.........

151

General Harrison-Attack on Fort Meigs, General Order and

Siege of Fort Meigs .......

...................................149 & 152

General Clay's account of his disaster, ......

158

General Boyd's Brigade Orders, .....

.160 & 162

General Dearborn-Capture of Fort George,......

161 -

General Brown-Attack on Sackett's Harbour,....

163

Jupe. General Dearborn-Capture of Generals Chandler and Winder, 164

Lieutenant Allen-from L'Orient, (France,)..............

164

General Lewis-Capture of Generals Chandler and Winder,.... 165

Lieutenant Budd-Capture of the Chesapeake,..

167

Midshipmen Berry and Weaver on ditto,......

Lieutenant Chauncey-Capture of the Lady Murray,.....

169

General Chandler on the Affair at Stony Creek,

169

Captain Cassin-Attack on Craney Island,.....

171-2

General Dearborn-Affair at the Beaver Dams,..

173

Captain Angus--Flotilla in the Delaware,......

174

July. Copiniodore Porter--Affairs in the Pacific,.....

175

August. General Harrison and Major Croghan-Defence of Fort Sandusky 181-4

Plan of Campaigo submitted to General Wilkinson,.............. 186

Correspondence with General Wilkinson on ditto,................

187

Secretary of War at Sackett's Harbour to General Wilkinson, 193

General Harrison to Governor Meigs on the Campaign,..........

194

Commodore Chauncey attempts to bring Sir James to action, ....

195

Sailing Master Sheads' account of his Capture,........

198

General Boyd-skirmishing with the Enemy,......

199

Captain Dent-Capture of the Dominico, &c........

201

General Boyd-skirmishing with the enemy,.....

201

Septem. Major Beasley defeated and killed by the Indians,

202

Lieutenant M'Call-Capture of the Boxer, .......

501

Commoclore M'Donough-Affairs on Lake Champlain,.......... 205

Commodore Perry- Victory ou Lake Erie,.........

205

Commodore Chauncey chases Sir James round the Lak@g........ 208

Citizens of Ontario offer their services,...........................

209

Gen. P.B. Porter & others offer their services & are accepted, 210 & 213

General Wilkinson on Affairs of the Campaign,

212

General Harrison's arrival at Amherstburg,.......

214

Commodore Perry to the Secretary of the Navy,......

215 ,

Governor Blount's Orders to General Jackson,.....

215

Commodore Chauncey--Affairs on Lake Ontario,.

215

General Harrison's General Order, .........

216

General Wilkinson on embarking for Sackett's Harbour,........

219

Commodore Perig----Harrison's arrival ar Malden, ..............

220

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