Thursday, April 10, 2014

Major McFarland's Papers

From The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Volume 51, 1968, April   Number 2:

A Hawk of 1812
By John Newell Crombie

Major Daniel McFarland (1787 - 1814) of Washington County, Pennsylvania was commissioned in the 23rd U.S. Infantry on August 15, 1813 [also the 22nd U.S. Infantry].

"...nothing appears in the records until April1, 1814, when he began his journal."

Journal Kept by Maj. D. McFarland, Commencing the first Day of April 1814, 23rd Rgt Inftry:

April 2d, 1814
Left home in Washington Coty Pena for Sackets Harbor by order of the War Dept staid at Washington.
Left Washington accompanied by Capt. Morrow 22d Infty arrived at Pittsburgh
Staid at Pitt, found some old friends, viz Col Brady, Lt Guy, Green etc

He was killed at Lundy's Lane on 25 July 1814.

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