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Collection Reference Number GLC07983.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Andrew Jackson to Andrew Hynes regarding the battle at Fort Bowyer
Date 17 September 1814
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Battle at Fort Bowyer, Mobile Point, Alabama: " A combined British and Spanish force, with 500 or 600 Indians made an attack by land and water on Fort Bowyer in Mobile Point, the battle was tremendous, and continued until about 12 OClock at night when a ... vast explosion took place [destruction of British warship Hermes]". Colonel Hynes was a Nashville merchant. Jackson spells his name Haynes on the envelope.
Subjects President  War of 1812  Military History  Battle  Navy  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  American Indian History  Fortification  
People Hynes, Andrew (1785-1849)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Mobile, Alabama
Theme The Presidency; War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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