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My most difficult duty remains to be performed; I am depressed with the fear of not being able to do justice to my brave compa. nions in arms, and apprehensive, that some who had an opportu. nity of distinguishing themselves, and promptly embraced it, will escape my notice.
Brigadier general Scott is entitled to the highest praise our country can bestow : to him, more than any other man, I am indebted for the victory of the 5th of July. His brigade has covered itself with glory. Every officer and every man of the 9th and 22d, 11th and 25th regiments, did his duty, with a zeal and energy, worthy of the American character. When every officer stands so pre-eminently high in the path of his duty and honour, it is impossible to discriminate, but I cannot deprive my. self of the pleasure of saying, that major Lavenworth commanded the 9th and 22d, major Jessup the 25th, and major M`Neil the 11th. Colonel Campbell was wounded early in the action, gallantly leading on his regiment.
The family of general Scott were conspicuous in the field; lieutenant Smith of the 6th infantry, major of brigade, and lieutenants Worth and Watts, his aids.
From general Ripley and his brigade, I received every assistance that I gave them an opportunity of rendering. I did not order any part of the reserve into action, until general Porter's command had given way, and then general Scott's movements were so rapid and decisive, that general Ripley could not get up in time with the 21st, to the position as directed. The corps of artülery under major Hindman, were not generally in action ; this was not their fault. Captain Towson's company was the only one that had a full opportunity of distinguishing itself, and it is believed, that no company ever embraced an opportunity with more zeal or more success.
A detachment from the 2d brigade under the command of lieutepant M Donald, penetrated the woods with the Indians and volunteers, and for their support. The conduct of M‘Donald and his command reflects high honour on the brigade to which they belong.
The conduct of general Porter has been conspicuously gallant. Every assistance in his power to afford, with the description of force under his command, has been rendered. We could not expect him to contend with the British column of regulars which appeared upon the plains of Chippewa. It was no cause of surprise to me, to see his command retire before this column.
Justice forbids that I should omit to name my own family They yield to none in honourable zeal, intelligence, and attention to duty. Colonel Gardner, major Jones, and my aids, captains Austin and Spencer, have been as active and as much devoted to the cause as any officers of the army. Their conduct merits my warinest acknowledgments; of Gardner and Jones I shall have occasion again to speak to you.
Major Camp, deputy quarter master general, deserves my particular notice and approbation. By his great exertions, I was enabled to find the means of crossing. Captain Daliba, of the ordnance department, has rendered every service in his power.
'The inclosed return will show you our loss, and furnish you with the names of the dead and wounded officers. These gallant men must not be forgotten. Our country will remember them, and do them justice. With great respect, &c.
JACOB BROWN, Hon. John Armstrong, Secretary of War INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, H, Q. LEFT DIVISION,
Chippewa, July 9th, 1814. Return of the killed, wounded, and prisoners, of the enemy, in the
action of the 5th instant, fought on the plains within half a mile of Chippewa, between the left division of the United States' army, commanded by major general Brown, and the English forces, under the command of major general Riall.
Killed-Three captains, three subalterns, and eighty-seven rank and file of the regular troops.
WOUNDED.-Two captains of the 1st Royal Scots, one lieutenant of the 100th regiment, and seventy-two rank and file of the Royal Scots, 8th and 100th regiments.
PRISONERS.-One captain of the Indians, and nine rank and file of the regulars.
Killed in the Woods—of the Indians eighty-seven, of the. militia and regulars eighteen.
Indian PRISONERS.-One chief and four privates.
Total of the enemy placed hors de combat, that we have ascer tained beyond a doubt, 6 captains, 4 subalterns, and 298 rank and file. Those reported under the head of wounded and prisoners, were so severely injured, that it would have been impracticable for them to have escaped. The enemy had the same facilities of carrying their wounded from the field at the commencement of the action as ourselves, and there can be no doubt, from the information that I have received from unquestionable sources, that
they carried from the field as many of their wounded as are reported above in the total.
A. ORNE, Asst. Ins. Gen. Major general Brown. Report of the killed and wounded of the left division, commanded
by major general Brown, in the action of the 5th July, 1814, on the plains of Chippewa, Upper Canada.
H. Q. CAMP CHIPPEWA, July 7th, 1814. ARTILLERY-Killed, 4 privates; wounded severely, 3 corporals, 5 privates; 8 privates slightly.
GENERAL Scott's BRIGADE, 9TH INFANTRY-Killed, 2 musicia ans, 11 privates ; wounded severely, 1 captain, 2 subalterns, e oorporals, 19 privates ; slightly, 2 sergeants, 18 privates.
220 INFANTRY ATTACHED_Killed, 8 privates; wounded severe. ly, 1 captain, 8 privates ; slightly, 2 sergeants, 33 privates.
11TH INFANTRY-Killed, i sergeant, 4 corporals, 10 privates; wounded severely, 1 colonel, 1 subaltern, 3 sergeants, 5 corporals, 28 privates; slightly, 3 sergeants, 19 privates.
23D INFANTRY_Killed, 1 sergeant, 4 privates; wounded severely, 1 captain, 2 subalterns, 5 sergeants, 2 corporals, 37 privates ; slightly, 2 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 musician, 19 privates.
GENERAL RIPLEY'S BRIGADE, 21st REGIMENT, NONE; 19TH INFANTRY ATTACHED_Killed, 3 privates ; severely wounded, % privates; missing, 2.
23D INFANTRY--Severely wounded, 1 private.
GENERAL P. B. PORTER's Command, Fenton's REGIMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA-Killed, 3 privates; severely wounded, 1 private; slightly, 1 private; missing, 3 officers, 4 non-commissioned officers and privates.
CORPS OF INDIANS–Killed, 9 privates; severely wounded, 4; slightly, 4; missing, 10.
GRAND TOTAL—2 sergeants, 4 corporals, 2 musicians, 52 privates, killed. 1 colonel, 3 captains, 5 subalterns, 8 sergeants, 12 corporals, 105 privates, severely wounded. 9 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 musician, 103 privates, slightly wounded. 3 officers, 16 non-commissioned officers and privates, missing.
Total, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, Aggregate, 328.
Names and rank of Officers wounded. Colonel Campbell, 11th infantry, severely ; knee-part fractured. Captain King, 22d infantry, dangerously; shot wound in the abdomen. Captain Read, 25th infantry, badly; flesh wound in the thigh. Captain Harrison, 42d, doing duty in the 9th infantry, severely; shot wound in the shoulder. Lieutenant Barron, 11th infantry, severely. Lieutenant De Witt, 25th infantry, severely,
Lieutenant Patchim, 25th infantry, badly; flesh wound in the thight.
C.K. GARDNER, Adjt. Gen.
Camp near Fort Erie, July 3d, 1814. Return of the British prisoners of War, who surrendered by capi
tulation with Fort Erie, on the afternoon of the Sd July, 1814, to the left division of the United States' army, under the com mand of major general Brown. 8th or King's Regiment-1 major.
Royal Artillery-1 lieutenant, 1 corporal, 1 bombardier, and 19 gunners.
iooth Regiment-1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 4 sergeants, 5 corporals, 3 musicians, 93 privates.
Recapitulation. 8th Regiment-1 major.
Royal Artillery-1 subaltern, 4 sergeants, 5 corporals, 3 musia cians, 98 privates. Aggregate, 137.
A. ORNE, Asst. Ins. Gen. Major general Brown.
LOSS OF THE ALLIGATOR.
ST. HELENA ISLAND, July 20, 1814. SIR,
The painful task of informing you of the particulars of the loss of the United States' schooner Alligator, I am now able to undertake. On the 1st July, at 3 P. M. while at anchor in the Port Royal Sound, with lower yards down, and top-gallant-maste housed, a heavy dark cloud rose in the west, and coming rapidly by us, the squall, when within about half a mile, had the appearance of a water spout or whirlwind; supposing from its appearance it would upset or destroy us, I thought the only way to gave the vessel would be to run her on shore, as it was first quarter flood; the cable was cut and the head of the jib hoisted; when before the wind, she was struck by a most tremendous blast, but po injury was done; it then cleared up. The small bower anchor was then let go, and the vessel brought up. In ten minutes she was struck by another still more violent gust, and instantly upset; the cable was again cut, in hopes that she would drive on shore, but all to no purpose; she sunk in four fathoms water, some of the men attempted to gain the shore by swimming, but dreadful to relate anly four succeeded ; twonty-three were drowned. Among
the number I have to lament the loss of two promising young officers, midshipmen Brailsford and Rogerson. " Nineteen have been found and interred in this island. Messrs. Brailsford and Rogerson were interred in the church-yard by the gentlemen of St. Helena. Annexed is a list of the names of those who have been found, and those who are still missing. I have the honour to be, &c.
R. BASSET. Captain J. S. Dent.
Twelve including myself were saved on the head of the topmast.
DROWNED, Joseph Brailsford, midshipman; Robert Rogerson, do.; Thomas T. Johnston, carpenter's mate; Presley B. Hathaway, gunner's mate; Oliver Salvador, quarter-master; Nicholas T. Rennie, purser's steward; William Ishum, seaman ; William Steel, do.; Joseph Crosby, do.; Joseph Moulder, do.; Thomas Harvey, do.; John Nelson, do.; John P. Rea, ordinary seaman; Philip Fraser, cook; John Mirtinburgh, boy; Jeffery Graves, ordinary seaman; Jerry Stout, do.; Samuel Johnston, do.; William Scarlet, do.
Not Found-Michael Rush, ordinary seaman ; Polydor Thompson, boy; Cæsar Howard, seaman ; Daniel Thompson, do.
Saved-Russel Basset, lieutenant commandant; John M. Bald, master's mate; Elias J. Salters, volunteer; James Gelespie, boatswain's mate; John White, seaman; Joseph Lewis, do.; Henry M-Gruder, boatswain ; John Roberts, seaman; Samuel Guttry, do.; John Davis, do.; Hyman Perry, quarter gunner; William Ray, master at arms; John Rodden, boy; John Cook, ordinary seaman; Charles Mercer, seaman ; George Selby, ordinary sea
Chippewa Plains, July 6th, 1814. Major general Brown has the gratification to say, that the soldiers of the 2d division, west of the Niagara, merit greater applause than he is able to bestow in general orders; they merit the highest approbation of their country. The conduct of brigadier general Scott's brigade, which had the opportunity to engage the whole force of the enemy, the greater part, it is believed, of all in the peninsula, removes on the day of this battle the reflection on our country, that its reputation in arms is yet to be established. His brigade consists of battalions of the 9th, the 11th, the 25th, and a detachment of the 22d. Towson's company of artil