Monday, July 27, 2015

General Lingan Killed By A Mob

Source (Baltimore In 1800)

From Sixty years in a school-room: an autobiography of Mrs. Julia A. Tevis ... by Julia Ann Tevis, John Tevis:

It was during my residence in Georgetown that the fiercest conflicts of the war of 1812 occurred. An incident connected with this war impressed me deeply, and gave me a terrific idea of mobs. Every well read person is familiar with the history of the bloody drama enacted in Baltimore, when the brave General Lingan was killed by an infuriated mob, though he begged so piteously that his life might be spared for the sake of his wife and children. He besought them to remember how manfully he had fought for his country in the 'old war;' but his voice was scarcely heard amid the roar of those wild beasts, who almost tore him to pieces. General Lee (Light Horse Harry) and several other Revolutionary patriots were so injured by the same mob that they died soon after. They were opposed to the war.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Career Of Sir John Beverley Robinson


The career of Sir John Robinson [26 July 1791 - 31 Jan 1863] links together that stirring period of 1812-14 when the fate of the country was decided by force of arms, and the later constructive stage... .

Saturday, July 25, 2015

George Davenport And Lundy's Lane


George Davenport, who started his career aboard a British merchant ship, was injured during a shipwreck and left behind in America.  [He was] out of money and a stranger among strangers in a strange land. He had some friends at Carlyle, Penn., whither he went and soon attracted the attention of Gen. Wilkinson of the U.S. army who...offered him the position and pay of Sergeant in the regular army, which he accepted... .

The war of 1812-14 found Sgt. Davenport wearing the epaulets of a colonel in the regular army and July 25, 1814, he did gallant service at the terrible battle of the Niagara or Lundy's Lane. His regiment reached the battlefield from a distant point just in time to join Gen. Scott in his charge against the left wing of the British army, which turned the scale of battle and saved the day; but Gen. Scott was seriously wounded and Col. Davenport personally superintended the carrying of the hero of Lundy's Lane from the field.

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Chief Of The Ottaway

Last page of a letter written by Major Willoughby Morgan; mentioned a Chief of the Ottaway who was invited by Col. Butler:

Source: Fold3

Thursday, July 23, 2015

John Steele And Sugar Loaf Hill

See Oil Painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne and the included description (excerpted below):

The War of 1812 Veteran "Big John Steele", John Steele's log Tavern Inn, built 1824, is in the forground and Christian Zavitz's log home is located at the entrance to Eagle Marsh.

John Steele (1773-1855) served in the War of 1812 in *Baxter's Co. in the 3rd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia.

Early records refer to the cabin as "Steele's Tavern" and it was known to be used as a meeting place before the canal was built.
Sugar Loaf Hill (Port Colborne)

Image 472

Library and Archives Canada has War of 1812 officers and soldiers:

[Microfilm Roll] T-10386 23 3rd Regiment, Lincoln Militia -
Officers & Staff, Company, Detachment Rolls 1812-1814
*John Steele found on the muster rolls here [Image 473]

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Captain John Eutrican And His Company

Eutrican was written as Entrekin here.

Captain, 2nd Regiment ([John] Ferguson's), Ohio Militia

Margaret Linkswiler was a widow of Private George Linkswiler, who was a soldier in Captain Eutrican's Ohio Militia company:


Another member:

WILLIAM FULTON again served in the War of 1812 from 28 July 1813, until 17 August 1813, as a private in Captain John Eutrican's company of the Ohio Militia.