Friday, February 20, 2015

Captain Hightower, POW

Letters Received By The Office Of The Adjutant General, 1805-1821:

February the 20th, 1813
Buffalo, New York


"...I am at this place a prisoner of war with about forty-six regular soldiers all on parole.... ."

Mostly from the 17th Regiment; some from the 19th Regiment...part of those men belonging to four different companies....(including Captain R. Hightower of the 17th Reg., U.S.)

"...we are part of of those unhappy bands that was surrendered by Generall [sic] Winchester at French Town at River Raisin on the 22nd of January...:".  The commandant at this place has ordered us to Pittsburgh...".

Capt. of the 17 R  U S A

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