• The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1813 March

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains some details of the Battle of Frenchman’s Creek (the Affair opposite Black Rock). It is stated on p. 277 that “an action took place on the 28th of November between Chippewa [Chippawa] and Fort Erie…The British force was concentrated, and, by the superiority of its discipline and tactics, succeeded in compelling the invaders to a hasty retreat, with great loss”. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1813 November

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains an account of the Battle of Stoney Creek by Gen. Vincent, dated at Burlington Heights, Ontario, June 6 (p. 476-477). A report of the killed, wounded, and American prisoners of war is included. News of the American capture of Fort George is included in a letter from George Prevost to Earl Bathurst (p. 479). A summary of General Vincent’s account of the affair follows, including a return of the killed, wounded and missing, as well as a list of the names of officers killed and wounded. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 April

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains letters by Col. Murray providing an account of the British attack on Fort Niagara, dated December 19, and by Gen. Riall providing an account of the British attack on Buffalo and Black Rock, dated at Fort Erie, January 1 (p. 377-378). The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 December

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains accounts of the British attack on Fort Erie, including a detailed official report by Gen. Drummond, and a report of the killed, wounded and missing (p. 578- 580). A dispatch by Sir George Prevost on the attack states that “there was the fairest prospect of success at the commencement of the attack, our troops were afterwards obliged to retire without accomplishing their object, and with very considerable loss”.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 February

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains a letter by George Prevost, in which he mentions the Battle of the Thames (Moraviantown) (p. 170). He writes “that on the 5th of October…it was his [Col. Proctor] intention to take up at the Moravian village on the river Thames, he was attacked by so overwhelming a force…that the small numbers he had with him, were unable to withstand it.” He also mentions Tecumseh, stating that “Tecumseh, at the head of 1200 warriors, accompanied our little army on its retreat from Sandwich; and the Prophet, as well as his brother Tecumseh, were of the most essential service, in arresting the further progress of the Americans; but as to the extent of our loss on this occasion, or the particulars of this disastrous affair, I am, as yet, ignorant”. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 January

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains an extract of a dispatch from George Prevost, dated at St.David’s, Niagara Frontier, August 25 (p. 65). He provides an update on the war, including events on the Niagara Frontier. He writes that “I ordered a general demonstration to be made on Fort George…this service was executed to my entire satisfaction…but no provocation could induce the American army to leave their places of shelter, and venture into the field. Having made a display of my force in vain, a deliberate retreat ensued, without a casualty”. He also recounts the capture of two American ships (Julia and Growler), stating that Commodore Sir James Yeo “was fortunate enough, on the night of the 10th inst. to get so close in with the Enemy, as to render an action inevitable, unless they chose to sacrifice two of their schooners in order to avoid it; to this sacrifice submitted, and Sir James had the satisfaction, after a few shots had been fired, to take possession of two very fine schooners…” Reference is also made to the American ships Scourge and Hamilton, which were lost in a storm off the Niagara Coast. It is stated that “on the night preceding that of the capture of the above vessels, two of the Enemy’s largest schooners…overset and sunk…and excepting 16 persons, all on board perished, in numbers about 100.” The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 January to June Index and Supplements

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains a brief article on the outcome of the trial of Gen. Hull, concerning the capitulation of Detroit to the British under Gen. Brock (p. 684). It is stated that “Hull’s [trial] had been decided against him, on charges of ‘Treason and cowardice in the affairs of Malden and Detroit, neglect of duty and unofficerlike conduct, & c.’ Two thirds of the Court concurred in finding him guilty of all the charges except that of treason, and sentenced him to be shot to death, with a recommendation, however, to mercy, on account of his advanced age and revolutionary services. The President confirmed the sentence, but remitted the execution…Whilst Hull, far from acknowledging this lenity as a favour, published an appeal to the people on the persecution and injustice which he contended he had undergone”. The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle was a monthly periodical published in England during the years of 1736-1833. The volumes of interest from 1812-1815 were written and compiled by Sylvanus Urban, Gentleman. These volumes were Printed in London by Nichols, Son and Bentley at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage and Fleet Street.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 March

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains letters by George Prevost and Col Murray regarding the American abandonment of Fort George and burning of Newark (p. 281-282). Prevost writes that “I have the honour to transmit…Col. Murray’s report…of his having taken possession of Fort George at Niagara, on the 12th inst. without opposition…[the] force arrived in the neighbourhood of Fort George in time to frustrate the Enemy’s predatory designs, and to compel him to effect a precipitate retreat across the Niagara River…and stained the character of the American nation by the wanton conflagration of the town of Newark, reduced at this most inclement season to a heap of ashes, in direct violation of the reiterated protestations of the American commanding Generals to respect and protect private property”.
    • The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - 1814 September

      Sylvanus Urban (2011-12-16)
      Contains reports of the Battle of Chippawa (p. 273-275), including Gen. Riall’s official report, dated at Chippawa, July 6. A return of the killed, wounded and missing is included.