Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winfield Scott Assigned To Black Rock

Source: Portrait of General Winfield Scott

In July, 1812, Scott received the commission of lieutenant-colonel in the 2d artillery, (Izard's regiment,) and arrived on the Niagara frontier, with the companies of Towson and Barker.  He took post at Black Rock, to protect the navy-yard there established. [Source]

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