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Collection Reference Number GLC03370
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title James Miller to Ruth Miller discussing the British attack on Fort Erie
Date 3 September 1814
Author Miller, James (d. 1851)  
Recipient Miller, Ruth  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses the current British attack on Fort Erie during the War of 1812: "We have from fifty to two hundred cannon shot and shells thrown into our camp every twenty four hours." Speculates on rumors of American reinforcements and the possibility of fighting their way out. Mentions that he sent money home. The British siege of Fort Erie failed two weeks later.
Subjects Global History and Civics  Canada  War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Battle  Fortification  Military Camp  Children and Family  Women's History  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Artillery  
People Miller, James (d. 1851)  Miller, Ruth (fl. 1814)  
Place written Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Theme War of 1812; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859