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Much on the Battle of Fort Oswego...
Item # 651383
May 31, 1814
THE WAR, New York, May 31, 1814
* Battle of Fort Oswego
* Lake Ontario, New York
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, 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 in., never-trimmed margins, some wear at folds, good 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: War of 1812