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Collection Reference Number GLC03436.07
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1837 
Title Orris Crosby outlines his life
Date ca. 1837
Author Crosby, Orris (1791-1863)  
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description In a description of the events of his life, discusses his imprisonment in Canada. After his imprisonment, he was shot by John Garland, an officer in the Royal Navy, for refusing to fight against the United States in the 10 September 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Refers to the battle as "Perry's Battle," after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Claims that he was the son of Revolutionary War soldier Simon Crosby. States that he resides in Adams County, Wisconsin. This document is accompanied by a newspaper clipping containing Crosby's obituary. Date estimated based on references within the note.
Subjects War of 1812  Revolutionary War  Genealogy  Military History  Global History and Civics  Injury or Wound  Canada  Navy  Battle  Prisoner of War  Death  Soldier's Letter  
People Crosby, Orris (1791-1863)  Perry, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819)  
Theme War of 1812
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859