Taken from 1812 newspaper in possession of Buffalo & Erie Co., NY Historical Society
“WAR JOURNAL” PORTSMOUTH, NH
OCTOBER 8, 1813
The War Journal is published every Friday morning by Beck and Foster.
Opposite the Spring Market, Portsmouth, NH
Copy of a letter from Isaac Hull, Esq. Comanding Naval Officer on the station east of Portsmouth, NH
U.S Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
14th September, 1813
Hon. W. Jones
Secretary of the Navy
I have the honor to forward you, by the mail, the flags of the late British brig Boxer, which were nailed to her mast heads at the time she engaged, and was captured by the U.S. brig Enterprise.
Great as the pleasure is that I derive from preforming this part of my duty, I need not tell you how difficult my feelings would have been, could the gallent Burrows have had this honor.
He went into action most gallantly, and the difference of injury done to the two vessels proves how nobly he fought.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, sir, your obedient servant.
Copy of letter from Commander Perry to General Harrison
U.S. brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, head of Lake Erie, Sept. 10th 1813, 4 PM
Major General Harrison
We have met the enemy and they are ours!
Two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop.
Yours with great respect and esteem.
From the same to the same
September 11 th, 1813
We have a great number of prisoners, which I wish to land: (note..part of copy hard to read)
On board the Niagara
Peter Morel, Seaman
Isaac Hardy, o.s.
John J. Edwards, Lieut.
John C. Cummings, midshipman
Edward Martin, seaman, since dead
Wm. Davis, o.s., since dead
Joshua Trapnill, marine, since dead
Ronvell Hall, o.s.
George Platt s.
Elias Wiley, o.s.
Henry Davidson, s.
John M. Stirbuck, o.s.
John Freeman, o.s.
James Lansford, s.
Thomas Wilson, s.
Charles Davidson, s.
Daniel Bennet, s.
John Filton, boatswains mate
Sergant Mason, marine
Corporal Scott, marine
Thomas Miller, marine
John rumas, marine
Geo. M’Manomy, marine
Geo. Scofield, marine
Samuel Cochron, marine
On the morning of the action, the sick list of the Niagara contained 28 unfit for duty
On board the Caledonia
James Artus, slightly
Isaac Perkins, slightly
James Phillips, slightly
On board the Sommers
On board the Ariel
John White, boatswains mate
Wm. Sloss, o.s., slightly
Robert Wilson, s. slightly
James Lucas, landsman, slightly
On board the Trippe
Isaac Greene, soldier 26th Reg., badly
John Niles, soldier 17th Reg., slightly
On board the Porcupine
None killed or wounded
On board the Lawrence (some of the wounded)
Robert Hill,s., slightly
Thomas Reed, s., slightly
Francis Cummings, o.s, severely
Charles VanDyke, o.s., severely
Wm. Simpson, o.s., severely
Jesse Williams, o.s., severely
James Hadley, o.s. slightly
James Bird, marine, severely
Wm. Burnett, marine, severely
Wm. Braggs, marine, severely
David Christie, marine, severely
Henry Vanpoole, marine, severely
Thomas Triss, landsman, severely
Elijah Partin, landsman, severely
John Adams, landsman, severely
Charles Harrington, landsman, severely
Wm. Perkins, landsman, severely
Nathaniel Wade, boy, severely
Newport Hazzard, boy, slightly
A return of the killed and wounded on board the squadron under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey, in the attack upon York April 27th, 1813.
John Campbell, s., black man, badly wounded
Richard Welch, o.s., slightly wounded
David C. Bunnel, s., slightly wounded
Benjamin Hacker, s., badly wounded
John Rattler, s., badly wounded
John Stimas, s., slightly wounded
John Peterson, o.s., dangerously wounded
John Hatfield, midshipman, killed
Benjamin Quereau, midshipman, killed
Lemdel Bryant, o.s., badly wounded
Isreal Clark, o.s., black man, killed
Schooner Fair American
____ Thompson, midshipman, killed
(signed) Isaac Chauncey
A return of killed and wounded on board the squadron under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey in the attack upon Fort George on May 27th, 1813
Wm. Buckley, o.s., dangerously wounded, since dead
Wm. Wills, o.s., wounded
On board the Chesapeake
Edw. J. Ballard, acting Lieut.,
James Broome, Lieut. of marines
Wm. A. White, sailing master
Pollard Hopewell, midshipman
John Evans, midshipman
Courtland Livingston, midshipman
Daniel Burnham, quartermaster
James Woodbury, quartermaster
Michael Kelly, quartergunner
John Carter, boatswains mate
John W. Duggan
John Reed Jr.
Samuel M. Perkins
James Lawrence Esq., Capt., since deceased
Augustus C. Ludlow Lt., since deceased
Geo. Budd Lt.
Wm. Cox, acting Lt.
Samuel Livermore, acting chaplin
Francis Nicholas , midshipman
Walter Abbott, midshipman
Wm. A. Weaver, midshipman
Edmund M. Russell, midshipman
Wm. Berry, midshipman
Peter Adams, boatswains, since dead
Jefferson Griffith, quartermaster
James A. Lewis, quartermanster
Forbes Dela, quartergunner, since dead
Samuel Hutson, sail makers mate
Thomas Finngan, gunners yeoman
Thomas Smith Jr., quarter gunner
John Veazy, quarter gunner
John Giles, quarter gunner
Thomas Rouse, quarter gunner
Thomas Jackson Jr., quartermaster
Francis Symonds, since dead
John Hodgman, since dead
Giles Cone, since dead
Derby Lee, since dead
John Hunt, since dead
John Devo, since dead
Lewis Hanscom, since dead
Marcus Mansel, since dead
John M’Neal, since dead
Thomas Jones Jr.
John Twiss, Sgt.(or Twist)
Wm. Harris, Cpl.
Wm. Dixon, Cpl., since dead
Joseph Twiss (or Twist)
Created June 14, 2001
Edited October 22, 2008
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