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Boats to Carry Dispatches, Indian Attacks and General Engagement

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 22, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Knox apprehensive that detachment will come too late to descend Ohio River. Orders a light boat to be prepared to carry dispatches. Letters for Governor St. Clair and Governor Shelby to be sent forward. Detachment was attacked. Clothing has gone forward. Lieutenant Lowry killed. Reports of a general engagement with Indians and a complete victory.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 11/30/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Lieutenant Whistler; boatmen; Captain Crawford; Governor Arthur St Clair; Governor Shelby; Lieutenant Marty; Major Cass; Major Winston; Lieutenant Lowry; enemy; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Kentucky; Fort Jefferson; Ohio River; Fort Washington; Niagara; ;
Keywords wintering; boats; light boat; dispatches; Ohio packet boat; disbursement; clothing; forage; commissary stores; attacked; general engagement; ;
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