Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Request To Correct The Record? The Capture Of Detroit And Caledonia


Correspondence in relation to the capture of the British brigs Detroit and Caledonia, on the night of October 8, 1812. Now first published.

Main Author: Elliott, Jesse D. 1782-1845.
Other Authors: Towson, Nathan, 1784-1854.
Published: Philadelphia, United States book and job printing office, 1843.
Note: Controversy between Commodore Elliott and Gen. Towson.

From the correspondence below:  "...I cannot, after a lapse of nearly a quarter of a century, undertake, upon the evidence of a single and not uninterested witness, to alter an official report....".


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