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  • HMS Shannon vs. USS Chesapeake Particulars of the Engagement between the Chesapeake and Shannon Frigates. Halifax [British Nova Scotia], June 9.

    June 27, 2013

  • American prisoners killed When our informant passed through Newark [Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario] the Kentuckians taken in the late engagement at the Rapids, were arriving there in considerable numbers, having been ... liberated on their parole. Their appearance was truly deplorable, having been stripped and plundered by the Indians of every thing valuable. Few of them had any other garment except shirt and trousers, and blankets which had been sent them by [American] gen. [William Henry] Harrison.

    June 20, 2013

  • British fortress taken This post was evacuated on Thursday last by the enemy ... On Thursday morning ... 4,000 men under the immediate command of Gen. [Morgan] Lewis, embarked aboard the fleet ...

    June 13, 2013

  • Attack on Sacket's Harbor Sacket's Harbor, near the beginning of the St. Lawrence River from Lake Ontario, was the principal American naval base on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

    June 6, 2013

  • Cooperstown election and law On Tuesday the 18th inst. [May], the following persons were elected officers for this village for the ensuing year: --

    May 30, 2013

  • Meteors Strikes New Haven, April 26. A short account of a METEOR, which was seen in this city by a number of gentlemen, on the evening of Saturday the 20th ultimo. [last].

    May 23, 2013

  • Maryland port attacked Havre de Grace, May 3. "This morning, a little after the break of day, a British armed force, under cover of armed vessels which anchored in front of this town ... landed below a small breast work which had been roughly thrown up, and in which were one 9 and two 4 pounders, manned by 50 militia.

    May 16, 2013

  • Canadian capital captured Dear Sir, I have just returned from Fort Niagara, where I saw a Captain of the United States' navy. He is just from little York, the capital of Upper Canada, and gives the following account, which is confirmed in official dispatches from Gen. Dearborn to Gen. Lewis ...

    May 9, 2013

  • 'Dubious' about weather, Hawkeyes 'suitable' nickname Unfortunately, it seems to us that this spring has, thus far, been anything but spring like. In fact, we are still more than happy to stay bundled up in our polar fleece.

    May 2, 2013

  • Public schools created The Common School Act of 1812 marked the start of New York's public school system. Much of the credit for this was due to the radical Otsego County politician Jedediah Peck (1747-1821). To quote the NY Education Department:

    April 25, 2013