Articles from April, 2013

The Battle of York

April 27, 2013

April 27, 1813 The Battle of York  There are many first hand accounts of the Battle of York, including one given by Stephen Moore, the captain of the Baltimore Volunteers, who had to have a leg amputated after the battle; …

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News of the US: Week Four of April 1813

April 22:  From the Charleston Courier — “A gentleman who arrived here yesterday in the privateer Hazard, in one day from St. Mary’s, informs us, that the troops of the United States were to evacuate the Province of East Florida …

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Brief Sketch of the Seat of War in the North

April 15, 2013

From the Pittsburgh Mercury, November 26, 1812 It is often very hard to imagine what the countryside was like two hundred years ago.  Fortunately the newspapers often provided for their readers descriptions like that below, of the countryside between Detroit …

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News of the US: Week Three of April 1813

April 15:  From Lewistown — “The armament that lately carried on the attack against Lewistown, consisted of 4 launches of 24 & 18 pounders; two sloops 32 pounders and a mortar, pilot boat with six pounders, and the schooner Paz, …

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News of the US: Week Two of April 1813

April 8:  From Lewistown — “The British, agreeable to their menace, opened a heavy fire upon Lewistown on Tuesday morning; several shot reached the town, but many fell short–the firing distance, according to the pilots, about two miles from the …

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