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Great report on the Battle of Queenston Heights... President Madison's state-of-the-union address...
Item # 626296
November 7, 1812
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 7, 1812
* Battle of Queenston Heights
* War of 1812 - 1st major battle
* President James Madison
* State of the Union Address
The entire front page & some of pg. 2 are taken up with a letter from Gen. Van Rensselaer to Gen. Henry Dearborn datelined from "Head-Quarters, Lewiston". In this famous battle, which happened just the day before the letter was written, Van Rensselaer led his forces across the Niagara River to capture Queenston Heights, Ontario. British General Isaac Brock was killed but the Americans were ultimately defeated (photos show portions).
Pg. 2 also has: "Another Naval Victory" which is concerning the Wasp capturing the British ship Frolic. Pages 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 contain the: "Message" of the President, being his state-of-the-union address signed: James Madison. This address has much on the War of 1812.
Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, great condition.
This is a fascinating, short-lived newspaper, having begun in 1812 with the exclusive purpose of reporting on the War of 1812 (hence the title). When the war ended, so did this newspaper.
Category: Moments in American History