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Much on the Battle of Fort Oswego...

Item # 626806

May 31, 1814

THE WAR, New York, May 31, 1814  All of the front page and half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuation of the "Documents" concerning the failure of the U.S. military on the northern Frontier. Includes are letters signed in type by: Wm. H. Harrison, Geo McClure, and John Armstrong.
Also inside: "Attack On Oswego - American Official Account" which is on the Battle of Fort Oswego (see hyperlink), plus: "British Official Account" "The British Official Account" of the attack on Oswego; "Gun-Boat Battle" "From Lake Ontario" "From Lake Champlain" "From Canada" and "General Summary" of various war reports.
Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 1/4 in., never-trimmed margins, some spotted foxing, nice 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.

Item from Catalog 265 (released for December, 2017)...

Category: War of 1812

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