Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22

December 22, 1813: News arrives at Reynold's post office that British and Indian forces have taken Fort Niagara and of a massacre at the village of Lewiston. The local militia is dispatched to assist and, shortly thereafter, surviving refugees arrive in Rochester seeking shelter.

Sources and Further Reading:
Rochester History (1942), vol 4, no 4, pg 13

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