Saturday, December 07, 2013

Harmer re: Kingsbury

[The Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Primitive… page 85-86]

"Fort Washington, 14th January, 1791.
Extract of General Orders:
The general is highly pleased with the cool and spirited conduct displayed by Lieutanent Kingsbury in repulsing a body of about 300 savages, who surrounded Dunlap's Station on Monday morning last and besieged it, endeavoring to set it on fire with their arrows, and keeping up a heavy fire against his small party for the space of 25 hours.
This spirited defence made by Lieut. Kingsbury, with so small a force is 35 men total, old and young, sick and well, and in such bad works, reflects the greatest credit upon him and his party.
The general returns his thanks to him, and directs that the Adjutant transmit a copy of these orders by the first conveyance.
JOS. HARMAR, Brig General."