Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elias Darnell's Journal

"General Harrison overtook the army between Lebanon and Dayton [Ohio]."  The diarist was part of the troops were were still in Kentucky when it was learned that General Hull had surrendered Detroit.  They crossed the Ohio on the 27th [August of 1813] and presumed that their destination was Fort Wayne.
[September] 6th. We marched at 12 o'clock—we left all our sick and part of our clothing and baggage at Piqua, in order to make as much speed as possible. On the morning of the 8th, three miles from St. Mary's, one of Captain M'Gowen's company was accidentally shot through the body by one of the sentinels; the surgeon thought it mortal.* * He died in a few days.

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