The War, Revived, and Continued from No.12; Vol.3, Page 48 no.117
An official account of the defence of Fort Erie is provided in a letter from Brigadier-General Gaines to the Secretary of War, dated August 23 (p. 57); an official report of the killed, wounded and prisoners taken; General Ripley’s report; and an official British account by J. Harvey, Lt. Col. Dep. Adj. Gen.A lengthy article on the sortie from Fort Erie is also included (p. 59). This includes accounts from Major General Brown, Brigadier General Porter, and the number, name and rank of officers killed, wounded and missing. The official British account is also included, containing the district general order by J. Harvey, Lieut. Col. Dept. Adj. Gen., dated September 18.Also contains accounts of the action at Lyon’s Creek (Battle of Cook’s Mills) on p. 61. This includes an account by C.K. Gardner (by order of Maj. Gen. Izard), dated October 23, 1814; and General Bissell’s report, dated October 22, 1814. These accounts were concluded with the following: “Nothing of importance occurred on the Niagara frontier, until the 5th of November; when Fort Erie, according to previous arrangement, was blown up, and the whole American force recrossed the Niagara, and went into winter quarters on the American side”.The Treaty of Peace is reported on p. 70, signed at Ghent on December 24, 1814, and ratified by the American government on February 18, 1815. Contains the text of the Treaty, which includes eleven articles.