December 22nd, 1813 - Captured American stores
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Author:  pud [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  December 22nd, 1813 - Captured American stores

From the Canadian Archives, C. 681, pp. 269-270.

By December 22 of 1813 the British and Canadians had continued their push against the Americans and had captured places such as Porters Mills, a Barracks at Fort Schlosser (Slossers), and finally, Fort Niagara itself. In their capture of these places they also came into the stores and goods left behind by the Americans. And, the British weren't done!, they were going to capture and burn Buffalo (NY) within another week.

Here is an idea of the goods that the British had in their possession by December 22, 1813:

"Arms, about 4000 stand, with capital accoutrements, principally new, to the same amount. An immense quantity of musquet ammunition. 7150 pairs of shoes. The clothing of the Kings and 49th Regiments. An immense quantity of American clothing of every description, and also necessaries in equal abundance. Many thousand pairs of blankets and great coats. Camp equipage, medical stores, wine, tea, forges of armourer's tools, salt, spirits, beef, flour, paper, &c. The value of the captured property, including the guns and their stores, it is supposed, cannot amount to less than from 150,000 (pounds-currency) to 200,000 (pounds-currency). Independent of the stores found in the fort several boatloads of valuable articles were taken at the 4 Mile Creek, where they had been sent the day before the assault."

Author:  manderson [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Winter 1813 for the Glens

Were the Glens involved in any of these raids across the Niagara during December of 1813 or were they back in York or further east?

Pvt Anderson

Author:  pud [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  No Glenns


There is absolutely no evidence of them being a part of any of these three/four episodes. They are not listed either, at all, on the returns of dead/wounded/missing.


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