Jacob Brown papers, 1813-1849.

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Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. Jacob Brown papers, 1813-1849.

Jacob Brown papers, 1813-1849.

Papers of Major General Jacob Brown, 1813-49, consists primarily of military correspondence with officers and generals, the United States War Department, and others during and after the War of 1812. Subjects include troop movements, regimental orders, battlefield assignments, naval operations on the Great Lakes, requests for equipment and supplies, hospitals, prisoners and prisons. Of note in the correspondence are Maj. Gen. Brown's letters after the battles of Chippawa, Ontario in July 1813 and Lundy's Lane, Ontario, 25 July 1814 where he was wounded twice. Brown also led troops and New York militia into battle at Sackett's Harbor and captured Fort Erie in 1813. Correspondents include John Armstrong, William Harris Crawford, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Macomb, James Wilkinson, Winfield Scott, and John C. Calhoun.

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