Monday, October 8, 2012

Heroics Of Jesse Elliott And Nathan Towson

From Leading Events of Maryland History:

An invasion of Canada was attempted, but the effort ended in failure.  During this time the capture of British vessels on Lake Erie, the Caledonia and the Detroit, was planned by Lieutenant Jesse Duncan Elliott, a young naval officer of Maryland.  The capture was gallantly executed by Elliott and Captain Nathan Towson, of Baltimore.

More about Nathan Towson's war efforts in Canada can be found here.

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