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War of 1812
 Documents


ISSUES OF 'THE WAR' PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK CHRONICLING THE WAR OF 1812 IN GREAT DETAIL

All issues 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5"

8741 - THE DESTRUCTION AND LOSS OF THE US SHIP CHESAPEAKE, THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN LAWRENCE, June 22nd, 1813, THE WAR, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". The Attack on Sackett's Harbor, letter from General Dearborn, the British account of the capture of the US Ship Chesapeake by the Shannon, the death of Captain Lawrence, an account of the British honoring him with a guard of honor. Lawrence is famous for his last words "don't give up the ship." Very fine...........................................................$25.00

8743 - THE OBITUARY OF CAPTAIN LAWRENCE, ACCOUNT WITH THE FIGHT WITH THE SHANNON, LT. LUDLOW ALSO DEAD, THE WAR, July 6th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5. List of causalities on the Chesapeake, the American account of the naval battle with the Shannon, the USS Constellation at Craney Island fight with the British near Hampton, VA. Indians attack near Cleveland and scalp and kill innocent civilians. Very fine..............................................$25.00

8744 - THE BRITISH ATTACK HAMPTON, VA, GENERAL HARRISON MOVES AGAINST THE INDIANS, THE WAR, July 13th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". There is alarm in Richmond as the British attack Hampton, VA, the affair at Beaver Dam, General Harrison moves against hostile Indians in the northwest, Naval news, privateers at work in the Atlantic capturing British shipping, Very fine....................................................$25.00


8745 - THE HOSTILE CREEKS STIRRING IN ALABAMA, HARRISON MEETS WITH THE INDIANS
, THE WAR, July 20th, 1813, 4 pages 9.25" X 11.5. General William Henry Harrison meets with Indian leaders and demands neutrality, a description of the British outrages in Hampton, VA. Privateers in action destroying British shipping. Very fine...........................
$25.00

8746 - PRESIDENT MADISON ADDRESSES RELATIONS WITH FRANCE, THE ATTACK ON BLACK ROCK, BRITISH ATTACK SHIPS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, THE WAR, July 27th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". The British attack Black Rock near Buffalo, ships at anchor in North Carolina attacked by British warships, the defense of New York described, British skirmish on the Potomac, a naval battle off Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia. Very fine.............................................................$25.00

8747 - RIVAL CREEKS IN CONFLICT IN ALABAMA, LISTS OF IMPRESSED SEAMEN HELD IN ENGLAND, THE WAR, August 3rd, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". Rival Creeks at unrest in Alabama, reports of conflicts there, American impressed seamen held in Britain listed, the enemy along the Potomac River, more naval reports. Very fine...............................$25.00

8748 - TORPEDO DEVELOPMENT, AN ATTEMPT TO SINK A BRITISH SHIP, THE WAR, August 10th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". A further report on the capture of the USS Chesapeake, an attempt to blow up a British ship with a torpedo, the British descend on Plattsburgh, Commodore Decatur near Gardner's Isle. Very fine...........................$25.00

8749 - THE BARBARITIES OF THE ENEMY, BRITISH ATTACK PLATTSBURG, THE WAR, August 10th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". General Harrison reports on the defeat of the enemy at Sandusky Bay, Commodore Perry on Lake Erie, the Six Nations declare war against the British, the British attack Plattsburg. Very fine...........................................$25.00

8750 - THE SPEECH OF THE INDIAN CHIEFS AT THE COUNCIL OF SIX NATIONS, THE WAR, August 24th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". The Six Nations' chiefs outline their grievances against the British declare war on Britain, an Indian attack near St. Louis, militia called out for a campaign against the Creeks, the body of Captain Lawrence and Lt. Ludlow returned by the British, the enemy in front of Fort Sandusky. Very fine......................$35.00

8751 - THE ENGLISH DESCEND ON PLATTSBURG, THE WAR, August 31st, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". Croghan's gallant fight at Fort Stephenson, the burial of Captain Lawrence, Naval victories, prizes taken, British excavated Kent Island in Chesapeake Bay, the British descend on Plattsburg, NY. Very fine...............................................$25.00

8752 - THE PRIVATEER DECATUR ARRIVES IN CHARLESTON WITH PRIZES, THE ATTACK ON SANDUSKY, THE WAR, September 7th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". Sandusky attacked by the British, Fort Madison attacked, news of General Harrison and the Northwest Army, an attack on Fort George, the loss of a British sloop of war, the Privateer Decatur arrived in Charleston with British prizes. Very fine.................................................$25.00

8753 - THE CREEKS PLAN TO ATTACK GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE SETTLEMENTS, INDIANS GO TO PENSACOLA FOR AMMUNITION, COMMODORE PERRY FORCES THE ENEMY TO SEEK SHELTER AT FORT MALDEN, THE WAR, September 21st, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5". General Ferdinand Claiborne moving Mississippi troops to Alabama to stop the hostile Creeks, Creeks go to Pensacola for ammunition, the British account of the capture of the USS Chesapeake by the HMS Shannon, the account of the fight between the Enterprise and the Boxer, General Hampton's army crosses Lake Champlain, Commodore Perry has forced the English to seek shelter at Fort Malden, the grand funeral in NY for Captain Lawrence and Ludlow, volunteers joining Harrison's army. Very fine........................$30.00


8754 - COMMODORE PERRY'S VICTORY IN LAKE ERIE
, THE WAR, September 28th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5, Perry's victory in Lake Erie, killed and wounded listed by ship involved, the capture of the British ship Barbados, General Harrison captures Fort Malden, British in possession as far as Niagara. Very fine......................................
$30.00

8755 - PERRY'S LAKE ERIE VICTORY, INDIANS BURN DETROIT, THE WAR, October 5th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5, extensive coverage of the poor treatment of American prisoners by the British, more particulars on the victory by Perry on Lake Erie, Commander Rogers arrives in Boston, Indians have been reported to set fire to Detroit. Very fine.......................................................$25.00

8756 - COMMANDER ROGERS REPORTS ON HIS LONG CRUISE LISTING NUMEROUS PRIZES TAKEN, A NAVAL VICTORY IN LAKE ONTARIO, THE WAR, October 12th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", the British ship Argus captured, letters mount up on the ill treatment of American prisoners by the British, Commander lists all his captured and destroyed commerce on his long voyage. Very fine..................................................$25.00


8757 - THE CREEK MASSACRE AT TENSAW, REINFORCEMENT ON THE WAY
, THE WAR, October 19th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", new details on the Creek massacre at Tensaw [Alabama], General Ferdinand Claiborne gives his report, Tennessee sending volunteers to aid in the attack on the hostile Creeks, the American victory on Lake Erie, more details, the capture of Ft. Malden, the attack on Fort George. Very fine............................................
$30.00

8759 - HARRISON'S VICTORY ON THE RIVER THAMES, NAVAL BATTLE ON LAKE ONTARIO, DETROIT IS RE-OCCUPIED, THE WAR, October 26th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", the account of Commander Chauncey fight in Lake Ontario, the US Ship Pike off Niagara, a long account of the Lake Ontario Naval battle, news Detroit is re-occupied, the subjugation of the hostile Indians, more on detention of American prisoners, another battle near Fort George. Very fine...................................................$30.00

8759A - THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE SHANNON AND THE CHESAPEAKE, HARRISON'S ATTACK ORDERS, TECUMSEH DEAD, THE WAR, November 2nd, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Tecumseh dead, Battle of the Thames, Proctor's army captured, Harrison's troops movements resulting in the capture of Detroit, the British account of Proctor's Army, great content.......................................................$35.00

8760 - THE RECAPTURE OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN BACK IN OUR HANDS, THE WAR, November 9th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5. A detailed report on the American prisoners in England, Detroit in our possession , there is Indian movement in Illinois, Michigan is back in US hands, the arrival of Perry and Harrison at Black Rock. Very fine........................$25.00

8761 - THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD AT FORT MIMMS, A CREEK MASSACRE, THE WAR, November 16th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Commodore Perry arrives in Albany, the details of the massacre at Fort Mimms in Alabama by the hostile Creeks, 247 men, women, and children buried from the massacre, 100 slaughtered Indians in the woods, more on the recent victories in Michigan, the Indians subjugated in the Northwest. Very fine...............................$40.00

8762 - HARRISON'S TREATY WITH THE INDIANS, THE WAR, November 23rd, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", details of Harrison's treaty with the Indians who had fought with the British, the Kentucky militia sent home after superb service in the field, a letter from the British commander in Canada regarding the recent losses in the Great Lakes, Perry lauds the Kentuckians, more troops move on the Creeks. Very fine............................................$30.00

8763 - THE GOVERNOR OF VERMONT ORDERS HIS MILITIA OUT OF NEW YORK, VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS, JACKSON'S REPORT, THE WAR, November 30th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Vermont's Governor orders his militia home from New York, the victory over the Creeks, the destruction of Tallushatchee in retaliation for Fort Mimms, General Coffee's report to Jackson on the victory over the Creeks, Creeks attack in Georgia, General Wilkinson's report to the Secretary of War on his campaign down the St. Lawrence against the British, he plans to attack Montreal, excellent issue. Very fine..............................$45.00

8764 - CREEKS ROUTED ON THE COOSA RIVER, THE WAR, December 7th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Indians in the Northwest break the truce, news from Jackson's Army about the Creeks being routed on the Coosa River, Jackson commands the attack in person, 1100 Indians in the battle, Colonel Carroll led the advance. Very fine............................................$35.00

8765 - MADISON ADDRESSES CONGRESS ON THE STATE OF THE WAR, A THIRD VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS, THE WAR, December 14th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", an extensive letter by Madison on the state of the war effort, torpedoes at work near Norfolk against the British, a third victory over the Creeks at Hillabee Village on the Tallapoosa River, news from the ships Essex and President - action against the British. Very fine.............$30.00

8766 - THE BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURGH,, OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE SECOND MAJOR VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS BY ANDREW JACKSON, THE WAR, December 21st, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Long Island Sound is blockaded by the British, Jackson's official account on the 2nd victory over the Creeks, 290 hostile Creeks killed, the Battle at Williamsburgh, the ship Essex at work capturing British shipping in the Pacific. Very fine..............................................................$35.00

8767 - GREAT ACCOUNT OF THE VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE AND THE CAPTURE OF PROCTOR'S ARMY, A THIRD AND FOURTH VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS, THE WAR, December 28th, 1813, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Fort George excavated and destroyed, a superb account of the late victory on Lake Erie and capture of the British forces under Colonel Proctor, an official account of the 3rd and 4th victories over the Creeks in Alabama, privateers capture British ships, Madison writes on the embargo. Very fine..............................$40.00

8768 - THE BRITISH AT PENSACOLA, TROOPS ADVANCE FROM MOBILE, ACTION ON THE NIAGARA FRONTIER, THE WAR, January 4th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", news that the British are at Pensacola, Colonel Bowyer leaves Mobile to defend against them, troops to be sent to Mobile as it was undefended, the Battle of Beaver Dams, a detailed report on the American Embargo, the Constitution leaves Boston on a cruise. Very fine........................$25.00

8769 - THE BATTLE OF TALLADEGA, THE BRITISH WRITE HARRISON ABOUT THE STATE OF THE BRITISH PRISONERS, THE WAR, January 11th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Jackson gives his official report on the American victory over the Creeks at Talladega, lists the killed and wounded, Colonel Proctor writes Harrison about the condition of his captured troops and Harrison reminds him how American prisoners are treated, events on the Niagara frontier. Very fine...............................................$40.00

8770 - THE LOSS OF FORT NIAGARA, RECAPTURE OF FORT GEORGE, THE WAR, January 18th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Fort Niagara captured by the British, also Fort George back in their hands, peace negotiations begun, Perry to be honored by a gold medal by Congress for his Lake Erie victory, detailed accounts. Very fine.................................$25.00

8771 - BUFFALO TO BLACK ROCK IN RUINS, FULTON PLANS FOR A STEAM WAR SHIP, THE WAR, January 25th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", the British lay ruin from Buffalo to Black Rock, buildings burned, Jackson's militia disbanding, the British near Pensacola still, Robert Fulton's plans for a steam powered war ship approved by all Admirals and Commanders. Very fine..............................................$30.00

8772 - INDIANS ARRIVE IN FORT WAYNE AFTER THEIR SURRENDER, FALMOUTH, MASS. BOMBARDED, THE WAR, February 8th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", Armistice representatives arrive at Annapolis, Falmouth, Mass. bombarded by the British, more accounts on the Fall of Fort Niagara, surrendered Indians arrived in Fort Wayne. Very fine.........................................................$25.00

8773 - THE REPORT ON THE FALL OF FORT NIAGARA, TWO MORE BATTLES WITH THE CREEKS, THE WAR, February 15th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", the Governor of NY - report on the loss of Ft. Niagara, the Creeks defeated in two battles, marine action with the British, news of the Conflict with Napoleon in Europe. Very fine............................$25.00

8774 - GENERAL FERDINAND CLAIBORNE DESCRIBES THE FIFTH VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS, THE WAR, February 22nd, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11.5", General Claiborne details the latest victory over the hostile Creeks, villages destroyed along the Alabama River, Floyd's men drive them in the swamps, a report to Congress on our recent failures on the Northern frontier. Very fine........................................$35.00

8775 - JACKSON'S LONG ACCOUNT OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CREEKS VILLAGES, THE 7TH VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS, THE WAR, March 1st, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11, a long two page account of his successful actions against the Creek Villages along the Tallapoosa, numerous hostiles killed, General Dearborn's letters to the Secretary of War, re-enforcements being sent to Sackett's Harbor, an excellent issue. Very fine................$40.00

8776 - GENERAL DEARBORN REPORTS ON MILITARY ACTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR, THE WAR, March 8th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11. Numerous reports from General Dearborn on the Niagara Campaign, he reports on the capture of Fort George, his health is in poor condition, he may not be able to continue in command, Commander Rodgers voyages on the USS President. Very fine.......................................$25.00

8777 - NEWS FROM THE NIAGARA CAMPAIGN, FORT MEIGS ATTACKED, LOSSES OF SHIPS ON LAKE ONTARIO, THE WAR, March 15th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", British building ships to attack on Lake Champlain, British deserters arrive at Plattsburg, news that the British have attacked Fort Malden with great loss, British captured up the river Thames, the loss of the privateer Mars, more marine news, French ships sink a British man of war. Very fine..........................................................$25.00

8778 - HARRISON SENDS NUMEROUS BATTLE REPORTS, THE WAR, March 22nd, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", Canadian officials will confiscate the property of any citizen who aids the Americans, American merchants who supply the British will be severely punished by General Wilkinson, marine action by American privateers, the Constitution is cruising near Barbados......................................................$25.00

8779 - GOVERNOR SHELBY OF KENTUCKY REPLIES TO GENERAL HARRISON ABOUT SENDING MORE MEN TO HIS AID, THE WAR, March 29th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", Shelby replies that he is willing to send troops to Harrison for the campaign in the northern frontier, the US Ships Rattlesnake and Enterprise reports on their prizes taken, news that Admiral Alexander Cochrane is amassing a fleet of many ships loaded with marines and riflemen, new from Europe that the Allies are moving on Paris, Napoleon is closer to Paris than once thought. Cochrane's fleet will be soon heading for the Chesapeake...................$30.00

8780 - REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR ON THE FAILURE ON THE NORTHERN FRONTIER BY GENERAL HAMPTON, THE WAR, April 5th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", a lengthy report from General Hampton to the Secretary of War on the recent failures on the northern frontier, Commander Stephen Decatur writes about impressed seamen, Andrew Jackson marches with 5000 militia to descend on the Coosa River on the Creeks and Colonel Russell down the Alabama River, over 8000 men in total, if the Indians survive our arms famine will take them. A victory on the river De Trench near Detroit by Colonel Butler, a British spy captured in Plattsburg, prizes listed taken by American privateers. Very fine.........................................................$35.00

8781 - GENERAL WILKINSON REPORTS ON MILITARY PLANS ON LAKE ONTARIO, THE WAR, April 12th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", troops marching west to the frontier, a barge is captured in the James River with 30 British soldiers, Baker a British spy was hung at Plattsburg, several regiments have left Sackett's Harbor for Niagara, 500 men left Pittsburgh for Erie, the Constitution arrived at Marblehead chased by two British ships, citizens turned out to protect the gallant ship, many prizes taken by privateers........................................$30.00

8782 - MADISON AND GENERAL WILKINSON CORRESPOND, THE WAR, April 19th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", news of an armistice between the US and the governor of Lower Canada, the Essex is reported to have taken 30 British ships, the British sail up the Connecticut River and destroy ships, action on Lake Ontario, plans for attacking Kingston................$25.00

8283 - THE REPEAL OF THE EMBARGO ACT, OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS OF THE BATTLE NEAR DETROIT, GREAT VICTORY OVER THE CREEKS - BATTLE OF HORSE SHOE BEND, THE WAR, April 26th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", Colonel Butler's report on the battle near Detroit sent to Washington by General Harrison, the battle on the bend of the Tallapoosa River, over 1000 Indians in the battle, 250 prisoners taken, the battle lasted five hours, Andrew Jackson's report concludes that he feels that power of the Creeks is forever broken, he lauds the Indian allies that fought bravely with him, the Americans enter Canada, Odell Town was the site of the battle, General Wilkinson's report, also the British report on the battle, news that General Wilkinson has been recalled and replaced commanding the northern army, great content.................................................$45.00

8784 - JACKSON'S REPORT TO GOVERNOR BLOUNT ON THE GREAT VICTORY AT HORSE SHOE BEND IN ALABAMA AGAINST THE CREEKS, THE WAR, May 5th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", account reports on our failure of late in the Northern Frontier, correspondence between General Wilkinson and John Armstrong over a period of months, Jackson details his victory over the Creeks to Governor Blount of Tennessee, he lists the causalities, describes the Creek chief Monahoee killed shot in the mouth by grapeshot, our loss were 25 white, 107 wounded, Cherokees 18 killed and 35 wounded, friendly Creeks 5 killed and 11 wounded, he lists the American officers killed and wounded by name, news of the Constitution at sea, great content...............................................$45.00

8785 - THE BRITISH ACCOUNT OF COMMODORE PERRY VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE, THE WAR, May 10th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", more letters on the American failures in the northern frontier under General Wilkinson, a British commander details the loss to Commodore Perry on Lake Erie which is very detailed in scope, the whole American coast is now blockaded by Admiral Cochrane, soldiers executed in Charleston by the military, the enemy at harbor in Kingston, action near Sackett's Harbor............................................$25.00

8786 - ADMIRAL COCHRANE ORDERS THE AMERICAN COAST BLOCKADED, HIS PROCLAMATION, GENERAL WILLIAM HULL PARDONED BY MADISON, THE ENEMY CAPTURES OSWEGO, THE WAR, May 17th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", the enemy lands in boats and captured Oswego, the American fleet ready on Lake Champlain, the enemy stealing Negroes on the Chesapeake, the loss of the USS Frolic, a convention set for the exchange of prisoners, General William Hull sentenced to death but mercy shown by President Madison, Martin Van Buren a future president was one of the judges in the trial. Hull was tried for treason for his actions at Detroit...................................................$30.00

8787 - THE ENEMY ATTACKS ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, THE ENEMY BLOCKING LONG ISLAND SOUND, THE WAR, May 24th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", the enemy has again appeared at Oswego, letters from General Wilkinson and John Armstrong on the failure in the northern frontier, the enemy attack our batteries at Otter Creek on Lake Champlain, the enemy sailing for Kingston passing Sackett's Harbor, the USS Peacock arrives after taking many British prizes..............................................................$25.00

8788 - THE ATTACK ON OSWEGO, NY, THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH ACCOUNTS, THE ENEMY RETREATED ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN AT OTTER CREEK, FULTON'S TORPEDOES USED TO DEFEND PORTSMOUTH, NH, THE WAR, May 31st, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", the British continue to block Sackett's Harbor, a list of the ships on Lake Champlain under Com. Macdonough, a naval gunboat battle off New London, more correspondence on the American military failures on the northern frontier, letters by General Harrison and General McClure..................................................$30.00

8789 - JACKSON ARRANGES HIS FORCES IN ALABAMA IN PREPARATIONS WITH PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CREEKS, ABDICATION OF NAPOLEON, THE WAR, June 7th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", Jackson's letter describes moving troops in position in Alabama in preparations for a peace conference with the hostile Creeks, news that Napoleon has abdicated his power. Allies enter Paris, British capture several boats from Oswego, Andrew Jackson appointed Major General, General Wilkinson in command of Maryland, Commander Perry given tribute and gifts in Boston for his victory on Lake Erie, trivial foxing. Fine...................................................$35.00

8790 - 300 AMERICANS RESIST 1800 BRITISH AT OSWEGO, BRITISH IN CHESAPEAKE BAY, SKIRMISH AT ACCOMACK, MARYLAND, THE WAR, June 14th, 1814, 4 pages, 9.25" X 11", enemy barges with 600 troops land in Maryland, many were Negro troops, a gallant fight at Oswego, Napoleon retires to Elba, work commencing in Baltimore on a steam frigate, a description of the ship, the conduct of Napoleon at the time of his abdication, refusing to believe all is lost, a battle at Sandy Creek, very fine trivial foxing....................$35.00


THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

THE CLASSIC YEAGER PRINT 1817

5612 - This print shows the Battle of New Orleans from the British perspective, as British forces advance upon the earthworks or barricades from which the American forces, under the command of Andrew Jackson, repel the attack. Includes a remarque printed at bottom center that shows a head-and-shoulders portrait of Andrew Jackson, facing slightly left, with American flags and various weapons. Prominent figures are identified by letter within the print, however, with a corresponding key. In this print, Major General Lambert, (no. C) is depicted holding the cloth or handkerchief that obscures his face. Philad[elphi]a: Published and sold by Y. Yeager, No. 103 Race St. Philada., [1817], 40 X 52.3 cm. William Edward West had been an itinerant portrait painter, who had moved from Philadelphia to New Orleans, where he created this image in 1817. Key: (A) Major Genl. Sir E. Packenham shot, (B) Major M'Dougall aid de camp, (C) Major General Lambert, (D) Ensign bearing the British Flag, (E) H. T. Shaw Brigade Major wounded, (F) Major General Keane, (G) Coll. Blakeney Comr. of the Fusiliers, (H) Staff doctor, (I) Captain of the Regulars, (J) Sir E. Packenhams horse, (K) Genl. Gibbs mortally wounded (L) Colonel Thornton, (M) American battery. Vivid hand-coloring, trifle restoration at bottom left border, absolutely trivial. Custom framed and archivally matted. This is a duplicate from my collection [I collect battle of New Orleans items] which I have had for over 15 years. This is one of five versions of this historic print, this being one of the final versions with a lettered legend. The last one we saw sold was for $700, uncolored with badly tattered edges, another similar in condition to ours sold at $1126 in 2009 - 8 years ago..........................SOLD

5613 - A PAROLE/PASS ISSUED DURING THE BATTLES FOR NEW ORLEANS IN DECEMBER 1814, Headquarters, Drafted Militia, December 26th, 1814, 5" X 6" manuscript Parole/pass for C. Ligu by command of Brigade Major James H. Gordon who was on the staff of General Daniel Morgan in command of the Louisiana militia units and who was from Rapides Parish, LA. While this document states "Parole" in also includes two code words "Danger and Vigilance" which appear to be pass words to enter through American lines. [This is one of three such paroles issued to Lign within Three days each with different passwords.] This document was written three days after the first major battle at New Orleans on the night of December 23rd when Jackson took the offensive attacked newly arrived British troops with the aid of the schooner "Carolina" in the Mississippi River. C. Lign is not listed in the drafted militia rosters in the Powell Casey regimental rosters. He may have been a scout or spy for Jackson [he had many locals in his employ] observing British advances from Lake Borgne. Light water stains, bold ink manuscript. Ex. - Cusachs Collection. Documents prior to January 8th dealing with the Battle of New Orleans are extremely rare. Strong manuscript, old water stains...From my personal collection..................................................$495.00

5614 - GENERAL WILLIAM CARROLL, March 3, 1788 - March 22, 1844, was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee twice, from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835. He held the office longer than any other person, including the state's only other six-term governor, John Sevier. He is considered one of the state's most popular political figures of the 1820s, and is credited with initiating numerous legal and tax reforms. Carroll joined the Tennessee militia as a captain in 1812, and quickly rose through the ranks. Carroll was elected major-general of the Tennessee militia. Traveling via the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, his new troops arrived in New Orleans just prior to the British invasion. At the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, Carroll's troops fought near the center of Jackson's line, where some of the most intense fighting occurred. His large signature on a 12" X 16" State of Tennessee land grant as Governor dated October 25th, 1826 with a large pink seal. William Lisk was given 44 acres of land with the document describing all the landmarks surrounding the property. Very good + small fold restoration, paper firm, light tone..................................................$175.00

1006 -WAR OF 1812, MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, CREEK WAR OF 1813, William C. C. Claiborne and Ferdinand Claiborne. A bank check, "Bank of the United States" check made out to his brother Ferdinand Claiborne for $500 and endorsed by him on the reverse and signed by William C. C. Claiborne. Small eagle motif. William Charles Cole Claiborne (c. 1772/75 -  23 November 1817) was best known as the first non-colonial Governor of Louisiana. He also has the distinction of possibly being the youngest Congressman in U.S. history, though reliable sources differ about his age. Claiborne was appointed governor and superintendent of Indian affairs in the Mississippi Territory from 1801 through 1803. Although he favored acquiring some land from the Choctaw and Chickasaw, Claiborne was generally sympathetic and conciliatory toward Indians. He worked long and patiently to iron out differences that arose, and to improve the material well-being of the Indians. Claiborne supervised the transfer of Louisiana to U.S. control after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803; and he governed the "Territory of Orleans" from 1804 through 1812, the year in which Louisiana became a state. He won the first election for Louisiana's state Governor and served through 1816, for a total of thirteen years as Louisiana's executive administrator. (New Orleans served as the capital city during both the colonial period and the early statehood period.) Claiborne was Governor of Louisiana during the Battle of New Orleans. Claiborne organized the state militia and received information from Jean Lafitte about British plans to invade Louisiana. Claiborne and General Andrew Jackson worked together closely to prepare New Orleans for a British attack. After the Battle of Lake Borgne made Jackson aware of the British-position, he prepared a line of defense on the New Orleans side of the Chalmette Canal where the British were decisively defeated on January 8, 1815. Ferdinand Claiborne was the brother of William C. C. Claiborne. A change of territorial administrations led to Governor Holmes asking the President of the United States to commission Claiborne as a Brigadier General of the militia of the territory. Supported by the legislature in 1809, this appointment was made in 1811. When war was declared in 1812 Claiborne was made a colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, United States Volunteers. Promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers in March 1813, he became the force's commander. Claiborne began his campaign in November 1813 with a combined force of 1200 troops. The campaign's objective was the Creek settlement at Econochaca. Also known as the Holy Ground, this settlement served as a safe haven and base of operations for William Weatherford. Creek prophets claimed to have placed a protective barrier around the town to kill any white man who crossed the barrier. As Claiborne marched on Econochaca, he established forts to protect the rear of his force. On 23 December 1813, Claiborne attacked Econochaca. The ensuing Battle of Holy Ground marked a defeat for the Creeks. After Claiborne's force foraged for food, they burned the rest of the town. The following day Claiborne's force fought another brief engagement and burned another Creek town. With the Red Sticks on the run and pushed out of his area of operations Claiborne retired to Fort Claiborne. His militia troops' enlistments were due to expire on 1 January 1814. Claiborne resigned his volunteer commission on 17 January 1814. Claiborne's campaign had a significant impact on the Creek War. By clearing the Alabama River of Red Sticks, and building fortification to keep them out, he forced them to move eastward. This eastward movement nearly coincided with the beginning of the campaign of General Andrew Jackson. This set the stage for the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which occurred on 27 March 1814, a decisive victory for Jackson, effectively ending the Red Sticks resistance. The check is dated 1802 at Natchez. Very fine, an excellent combination of signatures..................................SOLD


MOVING TROOPS TO HALT THE BRITISH INVASION AT ST. MARY'S ON THE GEORGIA COAST JANUARY 1815 - NEWS THAT JACKSON HAS HAD A VICTORY AT NEW ORLEANS

7088 - THE WAR OF 1812 IN GEORGIA, ALS from Anthony Porter, Secretary to Governor Peter Early [to General David Blackshear, Military commander of the American Fort in the South and West Georgia], postmarked MILLEDGEVILLE, GEORGIA, January 25th, 1815. 2 pages, 8" X 10". He writes: "Milledgeville, GA., 25th January 1815, Dear Sir, I take the liberty of sending you the Savannah Republican of the 17th instant in which you will find two letters from Captain M [athias] at Point Petre to General Floyd at Savannah and one from Colonel Scott at Jefferson in Camden County detailing the operations of the enemy in the neighborhood of St. Mary's. It was upon these documents communicated to the Executive by Express that you were ordered to that quarter of the country. You will readily see what distress the people of that section of the state must be in - they will hail you as their protector and deliverer. We have not heard a word from General McIntosh to his progress towards Mobile since the Governor wrote you last. We have a rumor by way of Athens from Tennessee that Genl. Jackson had a battle with the British on the 22nd and was successful. I send you the extra hand bill from Athens relative to this subject. God send it may prove true. In great haste I am Dear Sir, Your Obt. Servant, Anthony Porter." Porter was a wealthy planter and was the official secretary to Governor Peter Early the 28th Governor of the state. A significant Georgia War of 1812 letter attributed to being sent to General Blackshear after being published in his memoirs [Philadelphia in 1858]. On December 24, 1814, American and British representatives meeting at Ghent, Belgium, signed a preliminary treaty that would end the War of 1812, but the combatants, far from Europe, knew nothing of it. Along Georgia's coast American forces fared poorly. On January 10, 1815, British forces under the command of Admiral Sir George Cockburn landed on Cumberland Island in an effort to tie up American forces and keep them from joining other American forces to help defend New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. But bad weather and lack of materials and ships delayed Cockburn until it was too late to produce any effect on the outcome of the battle for New Orleans. The occupation of Cumberland Island, however, left the British with a strong base of operations that they consolidated on January 13 by affecting a landing near the American battery at Point Peter on the mainland. There they encountered an ambush by a small force of Americans. The British quickly drove off the attacks and occupied the town of St. Mary's. Cockburn, by the end of January 1815, had solidified his base of operations and was under orders to await the arrival of Major Edward Nicolls, leading a joint force of British soldiers, Native American allies, and freed blacks. Suitably reinforced, Cockburn was then to attack along the southern coast, liberating slaves and fomenting rebellion, thus holding down large numbers of American troops from other theaters of the war. Nicolls's force, which was supposed to strike into Georgia from the Gulf Coast, never materialized, although it did succeed in disrupting communications between Georgia and Mobile. The threat of Nicolls's impending arrival also forced the Americans to hold back in Georgia many reserves that could have been sent to aid in American defenses at Mobile and New Orleans. While Nicolls's force hampered efforts on the Gulf Coast, Cockburn planned to move north and strike at Savannah. General John Floyd stationed some 2,000 men near Savannah and awaited the British thrust, but Cockburn's operation was halted by news that the Treaty of Ghent had been signed. The British finally evacuated St. Mary's after the ratification of the treaty on February 17, 1815. Very fine, RARE content..............................................SOLD 

A RARE CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH OFFER TO JEAN LAFITTE TO AID IN THE ATTACK ON NEW ORLEANS

10110 - THE NEW YORK EVENING POST, October 17th, 1814, 4 pages, 16" X 20". An extraordinary account the activities involving the attack on the Pirates of Barataria by Commander Patterson of the US Navy, Andrew Jackson's letter to the Secretary of State concerning the success at Mobile in the capture of Fort Boyer and the report of the actual attack by the commander, the copies of the British correspondence to Lafitte and the Proclamation to the Citizens of Louisiana requesting they side with the British forces. Includes is the British offer to Lafitte for his services in assisting the British in the attack on New Orleans.

By mid 1814 British Navy increased patrols in the Gulf of Mexico, and by August they had established a base at Pensacola. On September 3, 1814, the British ship HMS Sophie fired on a pirate ship returning to Barataria Lafitte's ship grounded in shallow water where the larger British ship could not follow. The British raised a white flag and launched a small dinghy with several officers. Lafitte and several of his men rowed to meet them halfway. Captain Nicholas Lockyer, the commander of the Sophie, had been ordered to contact the "Commandant at Barataria." He was accompanied by a Royal Marine infantry Captain, John McWilliam, who had been given a package to deliver to Lafitte. The Baratarians invited the British officers to row to their island. When they had disembarked and were surrounded by his men, Lafitte identified himself to them. Many of the smugglers wanted to lynch the British men, but Lafitte intervened and placed guards outside his home to ensure their protection. McWilliam brought two letters in his packet for Lafitte: one, under the seal of King George III, offered Lafitte and his forces British citizenship and land grants in the British colonies in the Americas if they promised to assist in the naval fight against the United States and to return any recent property that had been taken from Spanish ships. (The British were allied with Spain against the French and the US.) If they refused the offer, the British Navy would destroy Barataria. The second item was a personal note to Lafitte from McWilliam's superior, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Nicolls, urging him, believing that the US would eventually prevail in the war against Great Britain, Lafitte thought he could more easily defeat the US revenue officers than he could the British Navy. He had also been told in August that American officials were planning an assault on Barataria with forces under the command of Commodore Daniel Patterson. They feared that Lafitte and his men might side with the British. Lafitte tried to convince the Americans that they had nothing to fear from him. He sent a message to the Americans that few of his men favored helping the British, but said he needed 15 days to review their offer Lafitte had copies of the letters sent to Jean Blanque, a member of the state legislature who had invested in the Barataria operation. In a personal note, Lafitte reminded Blanque that his brother Pierre was still in jail and deserved an early release. Lafitte added a note to Governor Claiborne, saying, "I am the stray sheep, wishing to return to the sheepfold...If you were thoroughly acquainted with the nature of my offenses, I should appear to you much less guilty, and still worthy to discharge the duties of a good citizen." Lafitte committed him and his men for any defensive measures needed by new Orleans. Within two days of Lafitte's notes, Pierre "escaped" from jail. This rare account of the prologue to the Battle of New Orleans is extremely rare. Some archival restoration at spine and minor blemishes as to be expected. Overall fine........................................................$295.00

 


11113 - ANDREW JACKSON REPORTS ON THE CAPTURE OF PENSACOLA, December 27th, 1814, The New York Evening Post, 4 pages, 16" X 20". The beginning of the New Orleans Campaign, Jackson writes the Governor of Tennessee on the recent Pensacola campaign, the surrender of Fort San Miguel [Jackson refers to it as Fort George] in Pensacola by the British and Spanish troops defending the fort, he mentions the gallant fight of his troops and the gallant fight of the Choctaw Indians who were their allies in the fight. A long letter by Jackson giving the specific details of the fight and capture of the city of Pensacola, Florida November 7th, 1814. The Battle of Pensacola was a battle in the War of 1812 in which American forces fought against the kingdoms of Britain and Spain, and Creek Native Americans allied with the British. The American commander, General Andrew Jackson, led his infantry against British and Spanish forces controlling the city of Pensacola in Spanish Florida. At dawn, Jackson had 3,000 troops marching on the city. The Americans flanked the city from the east to avoid fire from the forts and marched along the beachfront, but the sandy beach made it difficult to move up the artillery. The attack went ahead nonetheless and was met with resistance in the center of town by a line of infantry supported by a battery. However, the Americans charged and captured the battery. Governor Manrique appeared with a white flag and agreed to surrender on any terms Jackson put forward if only he would spare the town. Fort San Miguel was surrendered on November 7, but Fort San Carlos, which lay 14 miles to the west, remained in British hands. Jackson planned to capture the fort by storm the next day, but it was blown up and abandoned before Jackson could move on it and the remaining British fled Pensacola along with the British squadron (comprising HMS Sophie (18 guns), HMS Chlders (18 guns; Capt. Umfreville), HMS Seahorse (1794) (38 guns; Capt. Gordon), HMS Shelburne (12 guns) and HMS Carron (20 guns; Capt. Spencer). A number of Spanish accompanied the retreating British forces and did not return to Pensacola until 1815. Fine, Minor archival restoration at spine.......................................................$65.00


8228 - GENERAL WILLIAM CARROLL, TENNESSEE COMMANDER AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE, Document signed by Carroll as Governor of Tennessee, 1827, with pink seal, sale by the state of lands, sale to John Chissom of 50 acres in White County, TN. For 12 1/2 cents per acre with details of the boundaries of the property, May 8th, 1827. A huge signature of Carroll. Archival repairs to verso, edges trimmed slightly, some stains. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, Carroll was appointed captain of the Nashville Uniform Volunteers, and joined Andrew Jackson's Creek campaign. Within a few months, he had been promoted to major, and took part in the Battle of Talladega in November 1813. For his actions in this battle, he was promoted to colonel. He fought at the Battles of Emuckfaw and Enotachopo Creek in January 1814, and was wounded at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in March 1814. After the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Carroll returned to Nashville to recruit troops for the defense of New Orleans. After Jackson resigned from the militia to accept a commission in the federal army, Carroll was elected major-general of the Tennessee militia. Traveling via the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, his new troops arrived in New Orleans just prior to the British invasion. At the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, Carroll's troops fought near the center of Jackson's line, where some of the most intense fighting occurred.......................................................SOLD

80242 - GENERAL DAVID B. MORGAN, GENERAL AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, DOCUMENT REGARDING EGYPT PLANTATION IN MISSISSIPPI 1829, WALTER BURLING OF NATCHEZ OF THE SABINE EXPEDITION, 2 DOCUMENTS, General Morgan was Adjutant General to General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Morgan and about 400 volunteers were sent to the west bank of the Mississippi to block any possible flanking maneuver by the British. Outnumbered and poorly armed, they were defeated but delayed the British sufficiently that, coupled with the major loss of leadership and life on the east bank, the British lost the battle and withdrew. Morgan was also a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention and U.S. of Mississippi and Louisiana -- Brig. Gen. David Morgan defended the right bank of the river with perhaps 1,000 militia. Finally, at dawn on 8 January, Pakenham attempted a frontal assault on Jackson's breastworks with 5,300 men, simultaneously sending a smaller force across the river to attack Morgan's defenses. Opposite the British and behind a ditch stretching from the river to the swamp, Jackson had raised earthworks high enough to require scaling ladders for an assault. The defenses were manned by about 3,500 men with another 1,000 in reserve. It was a varied group, composed of the 7th and 44th Infantry Regiments, Major Beale's New Orleans Sharpshooters, LaCoste and Daquin's battalions of free Negroes, the Louisiana militia under General David Morgan, a band of Choctaw Indians, the Baratarian pirates, and a motley battalion of fashionably dressed sons and brothers of the New Orleans aristocracy. To support his defenses, Jackson had assembled more than twenty pieces of artillery, including a battery of nine heavy guns on the opposite bank of the Mississippi. Unaware that it is all but over on the east side of the river, Thornton is finally in position to move on the American guns under General Morgan. The US militia puts up a fierce resistance but it is not enough for an experienced battle commander like Thornton. His men deal one blow after another to the American right flank until Morgan's men spike the guns and retreat. [a] 4 pages ALS signed by Morgan written to Colonel William Breed from Madisonville, LA regarding a survey of Egypt Plantation by Morgan. [b] included is a four page affidavit regarding a civil dispute between Walter Burling and Isaac Galliard sworn to before Lucius Duncan January 7th, 1829 in the chancery Court Eastern District of Mississippi in the "matter of Egypt Plantation." Dictated by David Morgan in relation to a survey he did in 1806 on lands called Egypt Plantation in Adams County, Mississippi Territory. Walter Burling was an important citizen of the Mississippi Territory and played an important role on diffusing the tension between the United States and Mexico in regard to the Sabine Expedition as he negotiated with the Spanish for General Wilkinson over the western boundary of Louisiana. He also was involved in the Burr Conspiracy in 1806 - 07. Some edge chips, arrival repair at fold, two large 8" X 13" totaling  eight pages of manuscript, two documents..........................................................$495.00


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