Browsing Digitized Books by Author "Babcock, Elisha"
American Mercury, 16 August 1814 (vol. 31, 1572) - NewspaperBabcock, Elisha (1814-08-16)Contains two letters by Maj.-Gen. Brown to the Secretary of War, written shortly before the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, dated July 22 and July 25, 1814. Also contains a letter from L. Austin, A.D. Camp of Gen. Brown. The letter is dated at Buffalo, 29 July 1814, and gives an account of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, in which Gen. Brown was injured. The heading that precedes the letter is “Battle of Chippewa” [Chippawa], but the details and dates are consistent with the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. Also contains an article on page 3 about a British attack near Black Rock, followed by a siege on Fort Erie, taken from the Buffalo Gazette Extra of Aug. 3. A brief article on the capture of Gen. Riall during the Battle of Bridgewater (Lundy’s Lane) is included on page 3, with the heading “Singular circumstance”. Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812. The 1814 Aug. issues report events of the Battle of Chippewa.
The American Mercury, 2 August 1814 (vol. 30, no. 1570)Babcock, Elisha (1814-08-02)Contains a detailed account of the Battle of Chippawa in a letter from Maj.- Gen. Brown to the Secretary of War, dated 7 July 1814. This is followed by a return of the killed, wounded and prisoners of the British, and a report of the killed and wounded Americans. Another account of the battle from an officer in General Scott’s brigade, dated at Queenston, July 12, is also included. Also contains an account of Gen. Swift’s death. Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812.
The American Mercury, 5 October 1813 (vol. 30, no. 1527) - NewspaperBabcock, Elisha (2013-07-03)Volumes of interest were published between 1812 and 1815 with articles about the War of 1812. Issue for Oct. 5, 1813 includes: A report announces the arrival of Commodore Rodgers in the U.S. frigate President, in the harbor from his "brilliant cruise" of five months. There is also a list of the captures Rodgers made during his cruise. The feature item in this issue, however, is the famous dispatch sent by Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie to General William Henry Harrison. The dispatch, taken from the Chillicothe Supporter, of Sept. 15, is datelined "U.S. Brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, head of Lake Erie, September 10th, 1813, 4 P.M.", and reads: "Dear General, we have met the enemy; and they are ours! Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem." The dispatch is signed in type: O. H. Perry.