|Source - Fort Erie|
The life and military and civic services of Lieut.-Gen. Winfield Scott: complete up to the present period :
"The little troop moving on Niagara had noble incentives to duty."
"...Lieutenant Elliott and a company of seamen to Black Rock where in concert with Scott he conceived the project of cutting out two British brigs of war just arrived from Detroit, and then lying snugly under the guns of Fort Erie--a British fortress opposite Buffalo. This enterprise of great daring was gallantly executed on the morning of October 9th. (1812)."