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Captain Porter & the Battle of Valaparaiso... Battle of Chippewa...



Item # 618680

July 23, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1814 

* Battle of Chippewa - Ontario
* Battle of Valaparaiso - David Porter


The issue begins with: "General Hull's Defence, to the Citizens of the United States" concerning his decision to surrender Detroit to the British. He was sentenced to be shot but was reprieved by President Madison. This letter is signed in type: William Hull, and takes over 2 1/2 pages.
Also in this issue: "Capt. Porter & the Essex" which takes over 3 pages on his Battle of Valaparaiso (see hyperlink). Further on is: "Events of the War" taking 7 pages and includes much on the War of 1812, perhaps the most significant being a nice account of the Battle of Chippawa Falls signed in type: Jacob Brown. Other reports including much on naval affairs with letters signed by John Rodgers, T. MacDonough & Isaac Chauncey among others.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, great condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: War of 1812

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