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Report of Indian Expedition, Including Battles and Sedition

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CollectionWestern Reserve Historical Society History Library: Alfred T. Goodman Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 1, 1791
Author Name Lieut. Denny (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Suggests drawing upon reports of Captain Ferguson and Doctor Carmichael while waiting for official accounts from Harmar. Describes Indian attacks and different campaigns, often conflicting under different leaders and with discouraged militia members. Discusses provisions and inadequate clothing. Lists plunder of Indian towns for the quartermaster. Refers to leaving wounded on the field while the army retreated from the enemy. Reports insubordination of troops.
Document Format Autograph Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Lieutenant Denny; Josiah Harmar; Captain Ferguson; Doctor Carmichael; Federal Troops; Militia; Indians; Dragoons; Women; Children; Colonel Hardin; Miami Indians; Colonel Trotten; Spy; Major McMillion; Privates; Captain Scott; Lieutenant Armstrong; Ensign Hartshorn; Major Fountaine; Quartermaster; Major Wyllys; Captain Ashton; Ensign Morgan; Lieutenant Frothingham; Rifle Men;
Related Places Philadelphia; Miami Villages; Fort Washington; Peckaway Town; Lake Erie; St. Joseph River; Chilicothe Town; Little Miami River;
Keywords Horses; Provisions; Tomahawks; Bayonets; Houses; Corn; Clothing; Boats; Brass; Copper Kettles; Rifles; Muskets; Cannon; Stores;
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