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Battle of Tippecanoe...



Item # 587962

December 05, 1811

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE, Middletown, Connecticut, December 5, 1811  Page three carries a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe from "Washington-City, Nov. 28 Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Louisville, to a Member of Congress, dated the 15th November..." "An action took place on the 7th November between the troops under Gov. Harrison and The Indians under the Prophet... There were 170 whites killed and wounded, and as many Indians.... The battle was fought in sight of the Prophet's Town.... Governor Harrison was shot through the hat and slightly wounded in the head... There has been dreadful slaughter...".

Another article on page three is from Savannah "Serious Fracas" and was between the American seamen and crews of the French privateers and escalated to brutal battle.

Other news and advertisements of the day are within.

This is complete in four pages which has several small binding holes along the left spine; a small piece missing along the spine of the front leaf which does affect a few words; some lite foxing; otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War