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.
 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.