Journal of the British expedition from Detroit to Vincennes and its defeat by George Rogers Clark : manuscript, 1778-1782

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About this Item

Creator
Hamilton, Henry , -1796
Type
government publicationDiaries.
Language
English
Origin
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Description
88f. (148 p.), bound : in case ; 34 cm.
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990086013520203941

Content Notes

Account of the British forces' expedition which captured Vincennes, Indiana in Dec. 1778, with an account of their eventual defeat in 1779 at the Battle of Vincennes by the American Revolutionary forces led by Col. George Rogers Clark.|Diary begins on 1778 Aug. 6 (page 29) when Hamilton received word that the Americans had taken Kaskaskia, Illinois and continues to 1779 Jun. 17 when he was captured, then imprisoned in Williamsburg, Virginia (page 164). Includes later autograph additions at beginning and end of journal, to 1782, concerning various topics relating to Hamilton's life, especially notes on Native Americans, military papers issues and notes on weather.