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July 21, 1792 Request for pay for men despite records lost during St Clair defeat Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carberry Joseph Howell Carbery asks that his men be paid, despite records lost during the St Clair defeat on 4 November 1791. States that Major Henry Gaither can provide any information required.
December 23, 1791 Words of encouragement in aftermath of St. Clair's defeat Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox consoles St. Clair on his defeat by the Indians, telling the general that his reputation will not be damaged by being overwhelmed by a superior force.
December 22, 1792 Drafts of money Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox transmits letter from John Belli. The defeat of Arthur St. Clair defeat has inclined him to make large drafts of money. Notes that this is irregular and the drafts should have been upon O'Hara. O'Hara is Quartermaster General.
December 14, 1792 Supply matters and St. Clair defeat James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Discussion of supply matters. Mentions Brotherington. Mentions St. Clair defeat.
January 8, 1794 Provisions Used and Required; Reclaiming Site of St. Clair's Defeat; Skirmishes with Indians Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne will forward returns of stores used, and transmit supply needs for coming months; encloses list of men whose enlistments will expire before June, and lists new promotions. Notes conclusion of court-martial of Ensign Morgan. Encloses correspondence with contractors. Reports seizing and fortifying the site of St. Clair's defeat in 1791. Notes a small skirmish between U.S. scouts and...
1792 Payment for St. Clair's horses killed during the Expedition of November 4, 1792 [not available] Arthur St. Clair General Arthur St. Clair documents the horses killed during the fighting with the Indians of November 4th, 1792. Three horses killed were his private property. Losses amounted to $600. One horse was killed under him. Another was killed as the servant brought him up to mount. Third was killed under one of his aides. A fourth was killed, but it belonged to the public.
September 22, 1792 Disappointment Over Lack of Remittances Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Expresses disappointment over lack of remittances. Has borrowed money from friends. Reports that pack horseman named Gettimy is asking for pay.
January 11, 1793 Money Charged to General James Wilkinson's Account Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Swan explains the $553 that have been charged to General Wilkinson's account. $500 was to go to Major Adair's militia who were to be discharged following their defeat with St. Clair.
March 19, 1794 Stoppage of the Pay of deceased Major General Richard Butler Joseph Howell Maria Butler General Richard Butler's widow - Maria Butler - is asked to transmit the deceased General's vouchers to the War Department so that the stoppages can be lifted and the General's pay transmitted promptly to her. Butler was killed during Arthur St. Clair's defeat in November 1793.
January 2, 1792 Sargent discusses the Battle of the Wabash with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians; discusses defeat of St. Clair's campaign; advises use of Indians in future campaigns.
April 30, 1798 Writing a history of the United States; Hodgdon and St. Clair defeat James Mease Samuel Hodgdon Mease observes that one of his sources of amusement during his period of solitude has been the arrangement of materials for a history of the United States. It will begin with the establishment of the present government with the end as yet undetermined. Discussion of the Indian Wars in which the government has been so unhappily engaged and which has cost so much blood will include General St....
July 11, 1792 Request for money from John Reed, veteran of St. Clair expedition John Reed Joseph Howell Reed laments that from the fate of 4 November 1791 [St Clair defeat], he has lost his clothing and was wounded. He is in a strange country, with no settlements and no friends to help. Mr Hunt has given some assistance. Reed asks for money. He is at a loss whether the drafts given him will exceed the pay due for his service while in the levies.
July 7, 1794 Report of Battle at Fort Recovery; Supposition of British Involvement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Report of battle at Fort Recovery, on the site of St. Clair's Defeat, with the Indians driven off after 2 days. Reports loss of officers; believes Indians to be low on provisions, but a force of between 1500 and 2000 men. Lists reasons suggesting British militia assisted the Indians in the assault. Notes that the Indians expected to retrieve plunder hidden on the site of St. Clair's defeat,...
November 4, 1791 Sketch by Colonel Sargent, Adjutant General, of St. Clair's plan of encampment and subsequent retreat on 4 November 1791 at Battle of Wabash River Winthrop Sargent [not available] Sketch was made by Colonel Winthrop Sargent, Adjutant General under General Arthur St. Clair. It shows the disposition of forces during the defeat of St Clair's Army by Miami and Shawnee Indians. Because both commanding generals Butler and St. Clair were sick on the day of the battle, Sargent was in charge of supervising the encampment. Sargent was later wounded during the battle. Sketch depicts...
November 1791 Supplies, Rations, & Horses for the St. Clair Expedition Samuel Hodgdon Richard Harrison Hodgdon discusses in detail the issues related to supplies, rations, and horses during St. Clair's expedition against the Indians of the Ohio Country.
November 26, 1792 On the late Major General Richard Butler's rifles John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon John Stagg reports that the late General Richard Butler, [second in command, killed during St. Clair expedition, 4 November 1791] was authorized to make appraisement of the rifles which were private property and used in public service.
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....
1791 Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791 Winthrop Sargent [not available] Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791.
September 3, 1790 Expresses Concern about Expedition; Encourages Participation of Col.s Logan and Shelby Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Expresses concern about tension between militia and troops regarding the expedition. Encourages participation of Colonel Logan and Colonel Shelby to influence the militia.
February 14, 1800 Certification of payment; militia of District of Kentucky who served in the Campaign of 1791 in the expedition against the Western Indians under command of General St. Clair William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; militia of District of Kentucky who served in the Campaign of 1791 in the expedition against the Western Indians under command of General Arthur St. Clair.
March 31, 1792 Request for Resignation or Court Martial Arthur St. Clair George Washington St. Clair discusses his willingness to resign or face a court martial, but not a public trial. He believes that only a military tribunal is appropriate for military crimes and misconduct. If someone of the same rank can be sent to take command, he will resign immediately. Stated that the misfortune of the Wabash campaign can be attributed to St. Clair.
November 24, 1791 Report in aftermath of St. Clair defeat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox A sick and bedridden St. Clair provides Knox an account of the ill fortune that befell his army during its November engagements with the Miami Indians. St. Clair is governor of the Northwest Territory.
January 6, 1792 Knox speaks of issues related to the defeat at Wabash with Sargent Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, alludes to St. Clair's campaign defeat; discusses protection of settlements on the frontiers.
November 9, 1791 Colonel Darke addresses Washington regarding St.Clair's defeat General William Darke George Washington Letter, describes defeat of St. Clair's campaign; discusses casualties among women; describes casualties.
July 26, 1792 New Quartermaster John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Letter to the Commissary of Military Stores. Harris notes that he heard Hodgdon had a disagreeable passage. Harris believes Hodgdon has been treated ill, presumably referring to Hodgdon's role as quartermaster in the St. Clair defeat. Harris goes on to report on supply matters. Discusses James O'Hara, Hodgdon's replacement as Quartermaster.