Saturday, October 29, 2011

Strength And Loss In The Battle of Plattsburgh - September 11, 1814

Battle of Plattsburgh in the Gazetteer  noted the comparative strength and loss of the two parties on the lakes were as follows:

On Sunday morning, Sept. 11 [1814], a simultaneous attack was made by the British land and naval forces, and a bloody and desperate battle ensued. At the end of 2 hours Captain Downie's flag struck, and nearly the whole British fleet fell into the hands of the Americans.

These engagements were justly considered among the most brilliant that occurred during the war of 1812.

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