Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portrait Of George Croghan


The Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, houses the Croghan family papers, including those of George Croghan:

Finding aid for Croghan Family Papers, 1794-1855

George Croghan joined the U.S. Army in 1812 and was quickly promoted to major. In 1813, at the age of 21, Croghan gained national acclaim from his successful defense of Fort Stephenson in northeastern Ohio, when he repelled a large British force lead by General Proctor.

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