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Bailey, Jacob (fl. 1813) to Hannah Bailey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.008 Author/Creator: Bailey, Jacob (fl. 1813) Place Written: Swanton Falls, Vermont Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 June 1813 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter from Jacob Bailey to his wife Hannah Bailey. In his letter, Bailey details the Battle of Lake Champlain in Vermont and the capture of Captain Merrick and thirty-three soldiers from his company. He also writes about British soldiers defecting and gains made by the American forces. The Battle of Lake Champlain is also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh.

People: Champlain, Jacob, fl. 1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Battle of Plattsburgh (Battle of Lake Champlain)CanadaChristianityChildren and FamilyDesertionHealth and MedicalMilitary MobilizationsPrisoner of WarWar of 1812

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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