Saturday, October 4, 2014

Activity At Fort Presentation

[New York]...Brown arrived on Oct. 1, and the next day a British flotilla, composed of two gunboats and twenty-five bateaux, bearing about 750 armed men, left Prescott to attack Ogdensburg. At the latter place Brown had about 1200 effective men, regulars and militia, and a party of riflemen, under Captain Forsyth, were encamped near Fort Presentation on the margin of the river. The latter were drawn up in battle order to dispute the landing of the invaders. Brown had two field pieces, and when the British were nearly in mid-channel, these were opened upon them with such effect that the enemy were made to retreat precipitately and in great confusion. This repulse gave Brown much credit, and he was soon regarded as one of the ablest men in the service.

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