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Letter from James Young Love to Eliza Tunstal, 10 May 1813

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Title

Letter from James Young Love to Eliza Tunstal, 10 May 1813

Description

Written from the "foot of the Miami [River] Rappids," to Eliza Tunstal in which Love describes a battle at Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in Ohio. He states that while the American soldiers were holding their own against the British and Native Americans, Gen. William Henry Harrison ordered the soldiers to retreat into the fort. It was not until American reinforcements arrived that the attackers left the area. However, Love writes that while trapped in the fort, the Natives plundered the American soldiers' supplies and personal items being stored in boats on the river. He lists those killed at the battle.

Source

James Young Love Papers, 1785-1820, Filson Historical Society

Date

Relation

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Type

Identifier

Mss. A L897 f1

Citation

Love, James Young, “Letter from James Young Love to Eliza Tunstal, 10 May 1813,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 21, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5346.