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"Col. Wm. Duane, the friend of Jefferson... . Hear his account of the war of 1812--I quote the Aurora of August 17, 1816."
"The last war may be fairly considered, as it regards every thing--but the patience, hardihood and valor, of the line and the militia--one of the worst conducted, the most imbecile, inconsistent, and confused in its designs, that the world ever saw. The system of loans was a most villainous systematic cheat, for which every man who was concerned, ought to be recorded in a register of infamy."
Almost all of the ammunition for the expedition and the supplies for Fort Shelby, except a box of musket balls, was on Campbell's boat and was captured by Black Hawk, nothing was saved. The Regulars fought with their shirts off, and saved only their arms and fatigue overalls. [Source]