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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1819
|General Harrison's reply to General Winchester, written to the Editors of the National Intelligencer
|12 June 1819
|Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
|Defends himself against General James Winchester's attack on his character and conduct in the command of the North Western Army in the War of 1812 Ohio campaign. Concerns who was to blame for sending out a detachment of the army beyond the reach of support. The detachment was almost completely destroyed by the British and Indians. Includes a copy of a letter written to Harrison by Samuel G. Hopkins and dated 24 February 1813 that supports his views. With corrections and an autograph endorsement signed by Harrison on pages 11 and 12.
|Northwest Territory War of 1812 Military History President American Indian History Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs
|Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) Winchester, James (1752-1826) Hopkins, Samuel G. (fl. 1819)
|North Bend, Ohio
|War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Native Americans; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|This statement refers to the Battle of Raisen River which occurred on 22 January 1813. General William Henry Harrison's subordinate, Brigadier General James Winchester, in an effort to protect the frontier, sent troops out beyond the reach of support. They were surprised by a British force and almost his entire army was killed or captured. In 1816, he was accused of negligence and military incapacity. Winchester demanded an official inquiry and wrote a defense of his conduct in which he attacked General Harrison for failing to send reinforcements.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859