Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lieutenant Ostrander In Charge


Map referencing the siege (Darnell Journal post).

A document written by Lieutenant Ostrander at Fort Wayne on 5 October 1812:

From the Indiana Magazine of History:

"Philip Ostrander (died 1813) served as sergeant in the First Infantry before being commissioned in 1806. He became a second lieutenant in 1808 and a first lieutenant October 30, 1812. He was sent to Fort Wayne in 1807. Late in April, 1813, he was arrested there and died in confinement, July 30. Heitman, Historical Register of the United States Army, 501; Griswold, Fort Wayne, Gateway of the West, 258, 390."

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