Thursday, December 6, 2012

Butler To Crittenden From Detroit

From the Calendar of the Papers of John Jordan Crittenden:

1814 [Feb. 12]  Butler, A[nthony].  Detroit, [Michigan].  To Crittenden.  Ill health; commander in chief of the territory; condition of the fort; movements of British and Indians; to surrender is out of the question; every man will die first; prospects and hopes of victory and fame.  A.L.S. 6p.

[1814] Mar. 13  Butler, A[nthony].  Detroit, [Michigan].  To Crittenden.  Engagement in detail and great victory over the British; praise of men.  A.L.S. 5 p.

Major Crittenden was an aide-de-camp to Governor Isaac Shelby in the War of 1812.

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