The Pictorial Field-book of the War of 1812: ..., by Benson John Lossing, included the following illustration:
The billet-head of the Cyane
On July 30, 1813, when General Harrison sent Colonel Wells to relieve Major Croghan from command at Fort Stephenson, he was escorted from Fort Seneca by Colonel Ball's squadron, consisting of about 100 horse.
|Wade Hampton III in the Civil War - Grandson Of War of 1812 General|
South Carolina Confederate Military Museum
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was born 6th October, 1769; died 13th October, 1812, by J. A. Macdonell, K.C., Glengarry.
General Winchester [and his Headquarters at the River Raisin].
|Source - Map Of The Niagara Area|
|Source (Page 266)|
From the American perspective:
The war began with the Detroit campaign of General Hull, and its first blood was shed in one of the tiny skirmishes at the River Canard, where the highway from Windsor to Amherstburg crosses this unimpressive stream.
"River Canard was the site of an engagement between British and American forces on July 16, 1812, during the War of 1812. An American force of 280 men under Colonels Cass and Miller skirmished with British troops near the bridge. Two British soldiers, James Hancock and John Dean were captured. Hancock would die of his wounds later in the day, becoming the first British casualty of the war. Dean was taken prisoner to Detroit where his left arm was amputated due to wounds. He would be liberated with the capture of Fort Detroit by the British one month later."
|"THE WAR OF 1812: Writings from America's Second War of Independence"|
Captain Zachary Taylor has been placed in command of the garrison near this ("this" is Fort Knox, Vincennes, Indiana).
"Commodore Decatur, in 1814, command of a squadron, with the Macedonian equipped as an American frigate, and was blockaded at New London by a far superior British naval force. He challenged the British commander to meet him with any two of his ships, with two American frigates, but the British admiral declined. In January, 1815, he fell in with a British squadron of four ships and was captured, as his vessel had been injured in passing a bar, and retarded in her sailing--before he surrendered however, he silenced one of the British ships, with which had a running fight of two hours."
Folder 16: James Sloan account of Colonel Bishop's attack on BlackRock, 1813
Three page typescript of an account of the British attack on Blackrock (near Niagara Falls) 1813 July 11. An exact transcript of the original manuscript including spelling, punctuation, capitalization, et cetera. [War of 1812 collection, Manuscripts Collection 541, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.]
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War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7
Library and Archives Of Canada
Richmond Brown was one of the subscribers.
|Source (Artillery At An Unknown Location)|
The New York Times chronicled the service of generations of Whistlers.
"The British received the news of the war before Gen. Hull, and sent a brig in pursuit of his baggage, which succeeded in capturing her, and carried her into Malden."