Friday, January 25, 2013

The Bravery Of Doyle's Wife

Part of a letter to General Alex. Smythe from Lieutenant Colonel George M'Feeley, commanding officer at Fort Niagara dated 25 November 1812:


An instance of extraordinary bravery in a female (the wife of one Doyle, a private of the United States' artillery, made a prisoner at Queenstown) I cannot pass over.  During the most tremendous cannonading I have ever seen, she attended the six pounder on the old mess house with red hot shot, and showed fortitude equal to the maid of Orleans.

This blog post has the story of Mrs. Doyle and features an interesting picture.  Another good blog post here.

See what happened to Mrs. Doyle.

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