Cooperstown Crier - Your Source for Hometown News - Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame

Otsego Herald

May 9, 2013

Canadian capital captured

(Continued)

Following the explosion, angry American soldiers burned the Parliament and other public buildings in York and, joined by some locals, looted the town, while Gen. Dearborn did little to restrain them. The Americans then returned to Sacket’s Harbor, taking with them some 275 prisoners.

The deliberate destruction of public buildings in the Upper Canadian capital was to have serious repercussions when the British captured the America capital of Washington in 1814.

Despite the hopes expressed in the American article, the British and American naval forces on Lake Ontario (in contrast to Lake Erie) never did meet in real combat.

Obituaries

Died in this town on the 24th ult. of the typhus fever, Mr. CYRUS THURSTON, aged 25 years. On the 28th ult. of the same disorder, Captain THOMAS WILLIAMS, aged 33 years.

COMMENT: A Thurston family genealogy says Cyrus was a farmer at Thurston Hill in Springfield, N.Y. and that he died on Aug. 24,1814 – presumably the newspaper is more correct on this. He married, in 1809, Sarah Spencer (ca. 1790-1874).

Thomas Williams (born June 23, 1773) was also from Springfield, N.Y., and was married to Martha Thurston (1783-1866), who was Cyrus’ sister. Capt. Williams (but evidently not the others) is buried in the Thurston family graveyard in Springfield.

LONG-ISLAND SOUND.

The blockade of this important section of coasting navigation being at length effected by the entrance of a frigate, and her taking a position off New-London harbor, very serious inconveniences and ... adequate exertions will be necessary to repel the enemy from so close an investment of our shores and channels.

Text Only
Otsego Herald
  • American victories at Chippewa From an authentic source, we are happy to be able to state, that our army under the command of maj. gen. Brown, crossed from Buffalo to the Canada shore on the 3d of July inst. and that Fort Erie surrendered to our arms at 6 o'clock in the morning.

    July 17, 2014

  • Civil War breaks out in Haiti The Baltimore American (extra) of the 22d, contains translations from the Royal Gazette of Hayti of the 23d of March; being official details of the capture of Fort Sabourin, by the troops of Christophe, from those of Petion, in a report of the Prince of Limbe, minister of war and marine, having under him the Duke of l’Arbonila and Duke of Grand Reviere, and 8 battalions of troops.

    July 10, 2014

  • Sacket's Harbor saved Dispatch from Brigadier-General Brown, to the Secretary of War ... June 1, 1813. SIR--You will have received my dispatch of the 29th [May] written from the field of battle ... that this post had been attacked by Sir George Prevost, and that we had succeeded in repulsing him ...

    July 3, 2014

  • Attack on Wareham undertaken Wareham [near New Bedford], June 14.... Yesterday morning we were informed of the approach of the enemy, and at about eleven o'clock A.M. they landed at the village called the Narrows, with a flag. There were six barges containing two hundred and twenty men.

    June 26, 2014

  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

    June 19, 2014

  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

  • New ferryboat speeds travel Progress of the arts -- For several days past, the new ferry boat, invented by Moses Rodgers, Esq. of this city, propelled by the draught of six horses, has been plying between this city and Brooklyn, a distance of three quarters of a mile.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jackson victorious in Creek War Despatch from Gen. Jackson to Tennessee Governor [Willie] Blount, [from] Camp at the junction of the Coosee and Talapoosie, April 18th, 1814.

    May 29, 2014

  • Passing out bibles The annual meeting of the Otsego County Bible Society, will be held at the Meeting-House in Cooperstown, on Thursday the 9th day of June next. A sermon will be delivered by the first Vice-President at half past ten o'clock A.M.

    May 22, 2014

  • Oswego held for 15 hours A letter from Onondaga, dated 9th [May]...says: "On Thursday the enemy's fleet appeared off Oswego, consisting of 3 ships, 2 brigs, 2 schooners, and 11 gun boats, full of men.

    May 15, 2014