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Major Camp, deputy quarter master general, deserves thy particular notice and approbation. By his great exertions, I was enabled to find the means of crossing. Captain Daliba, of the ordnance department, has rendered every service in his power.

The inclosed return will show you our loss, and furnish you with the names of the dead and wounded officers. These gallant men must not be forgotten. Our country will remember them, and do them justice. With great respect, &c.

JACOB BROWN. Hon. John Armstrong, Secretary of War


Chippewa, July 9th, 1814. Return of the killed, wounded, and prisoners, of the enemy, in the

action of the 5th instant, fought on the plains within half a mile of Chippewa, between the left division of the United States' army, commanded by major general Brown, and the English forces, under the command of major general Riall.

Killed.—Three captains, three subalterns, and eighty-seven rank and file of the regular troops.

WOUNDED.-Two captains of the 1st Royal Scots, one lieutenant of the 100th regiment, and seventy-two rank and file of the Royal Scots, 8th and 100th regiments.

PRISONERS.-One captain of the Indians, and nine rank and file of the regulars.

KILLED IN THE Woods.—Of the Indians eighty-seven, of the militia and regulars eighteen.

INDIAN PRISONERS.-One chief and four privates.

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Total of the enemy placed hors de combat, that we have ascertained beyond a doubt, 6 captains, 4 subalterns, and 298 rank and file. Those reported under the head of wounded and prisoners, were so severely injured, that it would have been impracticable for them to have escaped. The enemy had the same facilities of carrying their wounded from the field at the commencement of the action as ourselves, and there can be no doubt, from the information that I have received from unquestionable sources, that

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they carried from the field as many of their wounded as are reported above in the total.

A. ORNE, Asst. Ins. Gen. Najor general Brown. Report of the killed and wounded of the left division, commanded

by major general Brown, in the action of the 5th July, 1814. on the plains of Chippewa, Upper Canada.

H. Q. CAMP CHIPPEWA, July 7th, 1814. ARTILLERY-Killed, 4 privates; wounded severely, 3 corporals, 5 privates; 8 privates slightly.

GENERAL Scott's Brigade, 9TH INFANTRY-Killed, 2 musicians, 11 privates; wounded severely, 1 captain, 2 subalterns, % corporals, 19 privates; slightly, 2 sergeants, 18 privates.

220 INFANTRY ATTACHED_Killed, 8 privates; wounded severely, 1 captain, 8 privates ; slightly, 2 sergeants, 33 privates.

11TH INFANTRY_Killed, i sergeant, 4 corporals, 10 privates; wounded severely, 1 colonel, 1 subaltern, 3 sergeants, 5 corporals, 28 privates; slightly, 3 sergeants, 19 privates.

23D INFANTRY_Killed, 1 sergeant, 4 privates; wounded severely, 1 captain, 2 subalterns, 5 sergeants, 2 corporals, 37 privates ; slightly, 2 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 musician, 19 privates.

GENERAL RIPLEY's Brigade, 21st REGIMENT, NONE; 19TH INFANTRY ATTACHED_Killed; 3 privates; severely wounded, 2 privates ; missing, 2.

23D INFANTRY--Severely wounded, 1 private.

GENERAL P. B. Porter's Command, Fenton's REGIMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA-Killed, 3 privates; severely wounded, 1 private; slightly, 1 private; missing, 3 officers, 4 non-commissioned officers and privates.

CORPS OF INDIANS-Killed, 9 privates; severely wounded, 4; slightly, 4; missing, 10.

GRAND TOTAL—2 sergeants, 4 corporals, 2 musicians, 52 privates, killed. I colonel, 3 captains, 5 subalterns, 8 sergeants, 12 corporals, 105 privates, severely wounded. 9 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 musician, 103 privates, slightly wounded. S officers, 16 non-commissioned officers and privates, missing.

Total, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, 316. Aggregate, 328.

Names and rank of Officers wounded. Colonel Campbell, 11th infantry, severely ; knee-pan fractureda Captain King, 22d infantry, dangerously; shot wound in the abdomen. Captain Read, 25th infantry, badly ; flesh wound in the thigh. Captain Harrison, 42d, doing duty in the 9th infantry, severely; shot wound in the shoulder. Lieutenant Barron, 11th infantry, severely. Lieutenant De Witt, 25th infantry, severely.


Lieutenant Patehim, 25th infantry, badly; flesh wound in the thigh.
Lieutenant Brimhall, 9th infantry, slightly.
Note.-The slightly wounded are fast recovering.

C. K. GARDNER, Adjt. Gen.

Camp near Fort Erie, July 3d, 1814. Return of the British prisoners of War, who surrendered by capi

tulation with Fort Erie, on the afternoon of the 3d July, 1814, to the left division of the United States' army, under the com mand of major general Brown. 8th or King's Regiment-1 major. Royal Artillery-1 lieutenant, 1 corporal, i bombardier, and 19 gunners.

100th Regiment-1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 4 sergeants, 5 corporals, 3 musicians, 93 privates.

Recapitulation. 8th Regiment-1 major.

Royal Artillery-1 subaltern, 4 sergeants, 5 corporals, 3 inusicians, 98 privates. Aggregate, 137.

A. ORNE, Asst. Ins. Gen. Major general Brown. ·


ST. HELENA ISLAND, July 21, 1814, SIR,

The painful task of informing you of the particulars of the loss of the United States' schooner Alligator, I am nw able to undertake. On the 1st July, at 3 P. M. while at anchor in the Port Royal Sound, with lower yards down, and top-gallant-masts housed, a heavy dark cloud rose in the west, and coming rapidly by us, the squall, when within about half a mile, had the appearance of a water spout or whirlwind; supposing from its appearance it would upset or destroy us, I thought the only way to save the vessel would be to run her on shore, as it was first quarter flood; the cable was cut and the head of the jib hoisted; when before the wind, she was struck by a most tremendous blast, but no injury was done; it then cleared up. The small bower anchor was then let go, and the vessel brought up. In ten minutes she was struck by another still more violent gust, and instantly upset; the cable was again cut, in hopes that she would drive on shore, but all to no purpose; she sunk in four fathoms water, some of the men attempted to gain the shore by swimming, but dreadful to relate only four succeeded ; twenty-three were drowned. Among

the number I have to lament the loss of two promising young officers, midshipmen Brailsford and Rogerson. Nineteen have been found and interred in this island. Messrs. Brailsford and Roger.. son were interred in the church-yard by the gentlemen of St. Helena. Annexed is a list of the names of those who have been found, and those who are still missing. I have the honour to be, &c.

R. BASSET. Captain J. S. Dent.

Twelve including myself were saved on the head of the topmast.

R. B.

DROWNED–Joseph Brailsford, midshipman ; Robert Rogerson, do.; Thomas T. Johnston, carpenter's mate; Presley B. Hathaway, gunner's mate; Oliver Salvador, quarter-master; Nicholas T. Rennie, purser's steward; William Ishum, seaman ; William Steel, do.; Joseph Crosby, do.; Joseph Moulder, do. ; Thomas Harvey, do.; John Nelson, do.; John P. Rea, ordinary seaman; Philip Fraser, cook; John Mirtinburgh, boy; Jeffery Graves, ordinary seaman; Jerry Stout, do.; Samuel Johnston, do.; William Scarlet, do.

Not Found-Michael Rush, ordinary seaman; Polydor Thompson, boy; Cæsar Howard, seaman ; Daniel Thompson, do.

Saved-Russel Basset, lieutenant commandant; John M. Bald, master's mate; Elias J. Salters, volunteer ; James Gelespie, boatswain's mate; John White, seaman ; Joseph Lewis, do.; Henry M-Gruder, boatswain ; John Roberts, seaman; Samuel Guttry, do.; John Davis, do. ; Hyman Perry, quarter gunner; William Ray, master at arms; John Rodden, boy; John Cook, ordinary seaman ; Charles Mercer, seaman ; George Selby, ordinary sea



Chippewa Plains, July 6th, 1814. Major general Brown has the gratification to say, that the soldiers of the 2d division, west of the Niagara, merit greater applause than he is able to bestow in general orders; they merit the highest approbation of their country. The conduct of brigadier general Scott's brigade, which had the opportunity to engage the whole force of the enemy, the greater part, it is believed, of all in the peninsula, removes on the day of this battle the reflection on our country, that its reputation in arms is yet to be established. His brigade consists of battalions of the 9th, the 11th, the 25th, and a detachment of the 22d. Towson's company of artil

lery, which was attached to it, gallantly commenced, and with it sustained the action.

The volunteers and Indians performed their part; they drove the enemy's Indians and light troops until they met the British army: they meet the general's approbation.

of the reports of killed and wounded, the names of the wounded officers will be mentioned, in order that they may be rewarded with that honourable mention which is due.

By order of major general Brown.

Č. K. GARDNER, Adjt. Gent.


July 7th, 1814. SIR,

I am happy that I have it in my power to detail to you another brilliant achievement of lieutenant Gregory with his brave companions.

I received information some time since that the enemy was building a large schooner at“ Presque Isle.” I determined upon her destruction, but deferred the execution until she should be nearly ready for launching Finding the alarm extensive down the St. Lawrence in consequence of taking the gun-boat Black Snake, I thought it a favourable opportunity to attempt something at “Presque Isle.” On the 26th ultimo, I directed lieutenant Gregory to take with him Messrs. Vaughan and Dixon, proceed with the two largest gigs to Nicholas Island, (within about seven miles of “Presque Isle” harbor) and there conceal his boats and wait for some transports which I had information were expected there to take up provision and munitions of war, which had been sent up the Bay of Quinta for the troops at York and Fort George, but if these transports did not make their appearance in three or four days, then to proceed to "Presque Isle," and burn the vessel on the stocks; but with positive orders not to injure any private property. The day after lieutenant Gregory arrived on the coast, he discovered a vessel beating up, but just as he shoved off to board her, a large gun-boat hove in sight a little below him. This boat made a signal to the vessel in the offing, upon which she tacked and stood for the gun-boat. Lieutenant Gregory secreted his boats as well as he could, but was apprehensive that he had been discovered. The gun-boat and her convoy (which was full of troops) stood into • Presque Isle.” Lieutenant Gregory was determined to ascertain whether he had been discovered; accordingly he sent one of his boats in the next night and took off one of the inhabitants, who informed him that it was known he was on the coast, and that two expresses had been sent to Kingston in consequence. He therefore determined upon executing the latter part of his instructions and made his arrangements accordingly,

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