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We arrived at this post 27. at noon after a march of 36 days—the most difficult of any I ever experienced in any period of Service I have Seen—the Season of the year most of all unfavorable, and it was So rainy and damp that the Sun has not appeared to us five days of the time—that we have been plunging through mud mire and frost cotinually [ sic ]. The whole country through which we have...
At the war office on Monday the Secretary observed to me that I must get myself placed on Some State List of applicants for the present Army or I Should be Left out. New York is the State of my Nativity, I Served in the Rhode Island line of the continental Army in the revolution—and if now residing in this City is to deprive me of all claim to imploy in the Army—is it not Singular? Born a...
I wrote you a line from upper Sandusky Stating a report that Genl. Harrison had ordered a Strong party of men with which he went himself, and what with the reinforcements which followed, it was expected a distant object was intended —the fact was a body of Some 4 or 500 Indians had lodged himself on an Island at the entrance of this river, with a view to intercept our convoys of wagons from...
I am informed by Mr. Graham, that the accountant of the War Department, has reported a ballance due to me, on my accounts in the Quarter Master Generals Department, (exclusive of pay due me for personal Services) Seven thousand, Six hundred dollars, in consequence of which a Mr. Cook is ordered to Richmond, to pay of my due bills. This course leaves it possible to Subject me to Serious...
St. Johns a City in the British Province of New Brunswick is Situated at the mouth of the river St. Johns—Lat 45—Lon 65—as the city contains about Eight thousand inhabitants, is a compact City Something larger than Alexandria—about 10 miles from the sea. The river emptys into the Bay of Fundy, and runs into the country about 350 miles in a Meandering N. W. Course. On its Banks are very large...
I feel it my duty to give you Some information relative to this post. Immediately on the ill advised, and unfortunate affair of Genl. Winchester at the river reason, in the total loss of one thousand men, General Harrison, as Soon as it came to his knowledge that the wild attempt was made to take post there, unprovided with provision, amunition and without any forces in his rear within...
I arrived here on My way to upper and lower Sandusky ordered there by Major J.C. Bartlett D.Q. Master General who entered on the duties of his office in the place of Col Morrison this day —at 6. p.m. on reaching this met the post Rider, direct from upper Sandusky who presented Governor Meigs (who is also here with two hundred Men going on to Sandusky) with a letter from General Harrison—that...
This Night Several Men arrived at this post direct, from the rapid which place they left at 9 oclk on the morning of the 10. An intelligent man among them reports, that Genl. Harrison had learned by his Scouting parties & Spyes that a body of Indians of Some three or four hundred were at the enterance of the Miamie River on a Small Island. So placed as to entercept all communication between...
I took the liberty to write you from this place on the 20. and to detail Such information relating to opperations in this quarter as occured at the time, also as to my own destination. Governor Meigs arrived at this place on the evening of the Same day—he has been exerting all his powers to bring forward Such portions of his Militia as have been required of him—but the weather has been most...