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Battle of Fort Stephenson with a diagram...



Item # 647692

September 4, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1813  Inside has: "Events of the War" taking over 11 pages to provide the latest news from the War of 1812. It begins with: "The Chesapeake & Shannon - It is a glorious fact, for which we have the unanimous testimony of the enemy, that our naval heroes finished of their fame by the humanity they observed to the conquered..." with much more. One of the reports has much under: "Attack On Sandusky" which is a fine report on the Battle of Fort Stephenson (see hyperlink) and which also includes a crude diagram of the vicinity--quite rare to find such diagrams in newspapers of this early date (see photos). Other reports & subheads include: "Major Gen. Dearborn" "Military"; a letter from Gen. Bond to the Secretary of War; "General Orders" from Camp Meigs; "British Officials"; a report on the battle between the American ship Decatur & the British schooner Dominica, with much detail (see photos); "American Prizes" and much more.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good 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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