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Sackett's Harbor. Early in July, 1812, a rumor spread that the Oneida had been captured by the
l Bellinger, in command of the militia at Sackett's Harbor, that all he wanted was the Oneida and th position to have her broadside of nine
Sackett's Harbor in 1812. guns brought to bear upon appr han, a sailing-mas-
Map of operations at Sackett's Harbor in May, 1813. ter, in charge of the Old s of the depletion of the military force at Sackett's Harbor when Chauncey and Dearborn sailed for Yor el Backus was in command of the troops at Sackett's Harbor. Gen. Jacob Brown was at his home, a few sh vessels and forty bateaux appeared off Sackett's Harbor, having over 1,000 land troops, under the iment from Oswego to join the garrison at Sackett's Harbor.
As soon as their real weakness was disc a million dollars' worth was destroyed.
Sackett's Harbor was never again molested, and it remained he war. For his conduct in the defence of Sackett's Harbor, Brown was promoted brigadier-general, Un [1 more...]
Sackett's Harbor. Early in July, 1812, a rumor spread that the Oneida had been captured by the British, and that a squadron of British vessels were on their way from Kingston to recapture the Lord Nelson, lying at Sackett's Harbor. General Brown, with a militia force, immediately took post at the harbor. The story was. not true, but a squadron made an attack on the harbor eighteen days afterwards.. The squadron, built at Kingston, consisted of the Royal George, 24; Prince Regent, 22; Earl of Moira, 20; Simcoe, 12; and Seneca, 4, under the command of Commodore Earle, a Canadian. Earle sent word to Colonel Bellinger, in command of the militia at Sackett's Harbor, that all he wanted was the Oneida and the Lord Nelson, at the same time warning the inhabitants that in case of resistance the village would be destroyed. the Oneida weighed anchor and attempted to escape to the lake. She failed, and returned. She was moored just outside of Navy Point, in position to have her broadsi