Articles from May, 2013

News of the US: Week Four of May 1813

May 21:  From Wilmington –“Very recent accounts from Lewistown, state, there were three or four frigates and one sloop of war inside the Capes, and two large vessels, supposed to be frigates, outside, together with barges, &c.  So that this …

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First-Hand Account of the Taking of Nacogdoches

May 28, 2013

On August 12, 1812 I first ran across this account of the taking of Nacogdoches by Col. M’Gee just lately in the Pittsburgh Mercury of October 29, 1812.  It is by far the most detailed of any account I have …

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News of the US: Week Three of May 1813

May 14:  From Charleston, an advertisement — Published for the benefit of the author, one of the Vixen’s crew: “The Sailor’s Narrative.  A Narrative of the Capture of the U. S. Brig Vixen, by the British Frigate Southampton; and of …

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Whatever Happened to Captain Heald and his Wife?

May 14, 2013

Captain Nathan Heald was ordered by General William Hull to evacuate Fort Dearborn, near Chicago, on August 15, 1812.  After he left the fort, with 54 regulars, 12 militia, 9 women, 18 children, 30 Miami warriors and Indian agent William …

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News of the US: Week Two of May 1813

May 8:  Letter from Henry Miller, brigadier general, Baltimore, to HBM Admiral Warren, re John O’Neale —  “Nothing in the course of public duty would be more painful to me, than the obligation of resorting to the law of retaliation, …

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