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Collection Reference Number GLC01469
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Jacob Brown to George E. Mitchell reacting to the British capture of Oswego
Date 8 May 1814
Author Brown, Jacob (1775-1828)  
Recipient Mitchell, George E.  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Major General Brown notes receiving Colonel Mitchell's letter reporting the British capture of Oswego, New York, at the Battle of Big Sandy during the War of 1812. Indicates that he is satisfied with Mitchell's actions against the superior British forces. Discusses military plans and mentions the location of the enemy fleet, directs an express be established. "…with this reinforcement you will be able to make the enemy pay dearly…"
Subjects Battle  War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Brown, Jacob (1775-1828)  Mitchell, George E. (George Edward) (1781-1832)  
Place written Sackets Harbor, New York
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859