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November 21, 2012

Officer promoted


ISAAC CUSHMAN. Burlington, Nov. 16,1812.

COMMENT: Dr. Isaac Cushman (1790-1850) was born in Bernardston, Mass. He married Harriet Keziah Garret in 1819, and they had eight children, all born in Burlington Flats. He died in Sherburne, Chenango County, and is buried there.


Brig Oneida

Ogdensburgh, Nov. 5. By an officer who arrived here on Tuesday from Sacket’s Harbor, we learn that the brig Oneida, accompanied by eight vessels, each carrying a long 32 pounder, sailed from there last Monday morning for the purpose of “sweeping the lake.” The squadron is commanded by Com[modore Isaac] Chauncey. — Success to them!

COMMENT: The 247 ton US Brig Oneida was built in Oswego, NY in 1808-09 under the supervision of a small naval unit including Ensign James Fenimore Cooper, and became the first American warship on the Great Lakes. In this foray, the Oneida, accompanied by four schooners, attacked HMS Sloop-of-war Royal George at Kingston on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and inflicted considerable damage on her.

Officer promoted

The President has been pleased to confer the brevet rank of major on captain Z. Taylor, of the 7th regiment of infantry, for his gallant defense of fort Harrison.

COMMENT: Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) spent 40 years as a professional soldier, known to his troops as “Old Rough and Ready.” On this occasion, early in his career, he was promoted to brevet (temporary) major for his heroism in defending Fort Harrison, in the Indiana Territory, from an attack by Indians led by the famed Chief Tecumseh. Taylor would go on to become one of the leading American generals in the Mexican War, and was elected as 12th president of the United States in 1848. He died, of gastroenteritis, 16 months after assuming office, and was succeeded by Vice President Millard Fillmore.

 Resolution from Otego

At a Republican Meeting, holden at Walter Knott’s, Inn-keeper, in the town of Otego, on the 28th day of October, 1812....Resolved....

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