Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15

June 15, 1813: British warships, returning after raiding Sackett's Harbor, land at Charlotte and confiscate supplies of grain, pork, and flour. No one was harmed during the raid and the British provided a receipt to George Latta for goods taken.

Sources and Further Reading
  1. The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812 V2 By Benson J. Lossing, pg 65
  2. Rochester History (October 1942) vol IV, no 4., pg 11

June 15, 1900: Dubbed as 'Otis Day', Rochester celebrates the home coming and retirement of General Elwell S. Otis from the Philippines where he led the Battle of Manila. A parade is held under a memorial arch at Main St. and East Ave. The US 15th Infantry as well as the 5th and 7th Artillery participated in the celebration, arriving a few days prior and setting up camp (Camp Otis) at Maplewood park.

Sources and Further Reading
  1. History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; page 117
  2. Rochester, the Power City 1900-1901, Rochester Chamber of Commerce (1901), pg 12  (source of top image)

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