Prisoners of war
Military - 1812
War of 1812
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War of 1812- Domestic Life
Battle of Chippawa
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AbstractA semi-weekly paper that was published from 1801 to 1817. It was previously called the Independent chronicle and the universal advertiser, and was later the Independent chronicle and Boston patriot (Semiweekly). Publishers were Abijah Adams and Ebenezer Rhoades.
Contains several accounts of the Battle of Chippawa in letters written by Gen. Brown, Gen. Scott, Brig. Gen. Porter, and J. Hindman, Major commanding battalion artillery. Also contains some preliminary accounts of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, under the heading “Another Victory!”, including an extract of a letter written by Capt. Austin, aide-de-camp to Maj.-Gen. Brown.
Page 1: Proclamation from James Madison pardoning military deserters if they return to military service; announcement to officers and soldiers in the military offering reward for the return of military deserters; U.S. General W. Scott's account of the battle of Chippewa; U.S. General P. B. Porter's account of the battle of Chippewa; Major J. Hindman's account of the battle of Chippewa; news of British war ships attacking and capturing U.S. cargo ships;
Page 2: news of a soldier shot for desertion; military news from Erie, Pennsylvania; New York appropriates money to pay troops and build two encampments; James Madison issues orders for state of Rhode Island to raise a militia of 500 troops; U.S. military news from Bermuda; report of the death of Capt. Parker of the U.S. ship Syren; account of the battle of Chippewa and a list of important officers wounded; report of a raft captured that was taking supplies to the British; report of U.S. General Brown being wounded in battle; list of further details of the battle of Chippewa; report of Indian attack near Champlain; news of prisoner exchange and announcement that exchanged prisoners should return to their regiments; listing of the total number of British forces in the U.S.; report of British shipwrecks; Naval news for the Port of Boston; news of various U.S. war ships;
Page 4: Marshal's notice announcing a trial for members of a private American ship accused of supplying the British with provisions;