Monday, September 12, 2016

The Rolls Were Lost



Source [Battle Of Plattsburgh, 1814]


From A List Of Pensioners Of The War Of 1812:


Everest, Harry

Aged 60, Milton private in Capt. William Picket's Company, Vermont Volunteer Militia. ...defense of Plattsburgh...

The discharge of his company was verbal and the rolls were lost. 


The blog post, Vermonter Huldah Bates, Levi's Widow, Granted Land, was derived from the same publication.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Boasters Hurried To Leave Detroit



South Of Detroit And North Of Lake Erie

From Pioneer Collections...(recollections of Aura P. Stewart of St. Clair County, Michigan):

"On entering Smith's Hotel, he saw a number of British officers seated around a table drinking whiskey and discussing the probabilities of success to the British arms.  One of their number, a civil officer, after filling his glass and elevating it high, said, 'God will bless the British arms, and I drink to the success of our brave seamen now engaged.'  At that speech o the British official, father said he became excited, and knowing that he could gain no satisfaction by replying left the house in disgust; but soon after Mr. Truax returned from Malden and brought the glad news of Perry's victory [on Lake Erie]; it was then amazing to see the boasters hurry to get over the Detroit river."



Saturday, September 3, 2016

Captain Gordon's Potomac Activity


Source
Illustration Of An 1808 Battle Between HMS Seahorse Ad Badere Zaffer

Letter To Capt. Gordon, H. M. S. Seahorse From Admiral Cochrane:

Source

Monday, August 29, 2016

Assistant Surgeon Henry Greene



Source


Dr. Henry Greene, a native of Rhode Island, immediately after his graduation in 1814, was made
assistant surgeon of the Twenty-fifth Regulars, and saw hard service in Canada, remaining in the army till peace was declared. He came to Albany in 1828, was prominent herein the cholera epidemic, and was one of the first faculty of the Medical College. [Source]