Friday, December 19, 2014

A Road On Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Rock Formation (A Road Below)

From Annals of Fort Mackinac:

"This road passing through the cemeteries [on Mackinac Island] leads in nearly a direct line through Early's (formerly Dousman's) farm to "British Landing."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Captain Gordon Approaching Alexandria

The terror struck into the good people of our city, by the capture and conflagration as aforesaid, rolled on in such conglomerating floods to Alexandria, that by the time it reached that place, it had acquired a swell of mountainous horrors, that appear to have entirely prostrated the spirits of the Alexandrians.  Men, women and children in that defenceless place, saw nothing, in their frightened fancies, but the sudden and total destruction of their rising city, by the British army then at Washington and the British squadron under captain Gordon coming up the river. [Source]


From the Niles' Weekly Register:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Enemy's Fleet Off Ship Island

Ship Island

The War of 1812:  A History.... included a letter from Lieutenant [Thomas Ap Catesby] Jones to Commodore Patterson, dated New Orleans, 12 March 1815 (excerpt below)...:

"On the 12th of December, 1814, the enemy's fleet off Ship Island increased.....".