1813.054: Virginia Argus Extra of October 13, 1813.

Published: 1813

Full Title: Virginia Argus Extra. Wednesday, October 13, 1813. Washington City, Oct. 11. The capture of Malden. Copy of a letter from Major General Harrison to the War Department ...

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Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 35 cm. x 27 cm. (broadside).


This extra edition of the Argus reported the capture of the Detroit area by American forces under the command of William Henry Harrison; Fort Malden (called Fort Amherstburg by the British) was the key defensive point on the Detroit River opposite the site of Fort Detroit; on September 26rh, British forces abandoned and burned the fort having lost their water-borne supply routes in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10th; Harrison's letter of September 30th to Secretary of War John Armstrong was printed, in part, in the National Intelligencer on October 11th; this extra reprinted that account. The Virginia Argus was published by Samuel Pleasants from April 1793 to October 1814.

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