Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton

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Date August 16, 1792
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltrate the belligerents' community.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
Document Notes document is contemporary handwritten copy. Very difficult to read.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Wilkinson; enemy; a light scout; Captain Barber; belligerent tribes; confidential persons; Illinois; Miami; spies; General Anthony Wayne; Captain Shaylar; Mr. Hodgdon; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Fort Hamilton; Fort Jefferson; Fort St. Clair; Illinois River; L'Anguille River; Kentucky; french Islands; Illinois Country; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords attack; horses; track; trail; convoy; claims; Spanish language; french language; boats; ;
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