Friday, July 11, 2014

Raid At Black Rock


On the 11th of July, a force of two hundred of the enemy crossed the Niagara, and attacked Black Rock; the militia stationed there at first fled, but soon returning, with a reinforcement of regulars and Indians, compelled them to fly to their boats, with the loss of nine of their men killed, and their commander, colonel [Cecil] Bishop(p), mortally wounded. [Source]

Tulane University holds the following account: 

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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