Accounts of Capture by Indians & Rumor of Indian Attack on Detroit

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Date August 6, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The letter begins by informing Knox that it is certain that Indians killed Colonel Harding and Major Truman. Two men who were taken prisoner by the Indians provide an account of how the men lost their lives. There is also a report that a Simon Girty left with four hundred Indians and is planning an attack on the Americans in Detroit.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; General Anthony Wayne; Indians; Colonel Harding; Major Truman; Simon Girty; McKee; Secretary of War; prisoner; Americans in Detroit; General James Wilkinson; Major Asheton; Sergeant's party; Captain Rogers; Bowyer's troop of dragoons; Chickasaws; Major General Knox; Kentucky volunteers; ;
Related Places Niagara; New York; Fort Jefferson; John Claghorn; Falls of Ohio River; Detroit; Pittsburgh; Nashville; Kentucky; ;
Keywords expedition; killing; death; attack; ;
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