Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dr. Reynolds' Letter

Part of a letter written by Dr. James Reynolds of Zanesville, surgeon's mate in the army of Ohio, dated Detroit, July 7, 1812, was published in Niles' weekly register:

A transcription can be found here.  Included in the above:
"On the 5th inst. the artillery opened on the British dogs in Sandwich, and we continued firing 24 pounders on them till 10 o'clock, while they were forcing their way with boats, loaded with produce out of their warehouse.  We have reason to believe that a number of them were killed."

Dr. Reynolds was killed at Detroit shortly before General Hull's surrender.

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