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Title Letter [manuscript]: Fort Hamilton, to Sir, 1792 Jan. 27
Author Armstrong, John (1755-1816)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Short note dated Jan. 27, 1792 written by Armstrong while in command of Fort Hamilton, Ohio to an unknown correspondent. Armstrong acknowledges receipt of two letters from the correspondent and requests that this person "finish the Flag as you think proper...".
Places Fort Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Keywords fort, war, frontier, armed forces
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Armstrong, soldier and explorer, first served in the Pennsylvania regiments during the Revolutionary War and thereafter he was engaged in the protection and exploration of the Ohio frontier. During this period, Armstrong served in St. Clair’s Campaign (1791) and as commandant of Fort Hamilton which was established as a line of defense against hostile Indian tribes near present-day Cincinnati. Resigning from the Army in 1793, Armstrong settled near Cincinnati and served as treasurer of the Northwest Territory from 1796-1803.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 30
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue