Saturday, February 25, 2017

DePeyster's Plan

Surrender Of Fort Sackville ( Hamilton To Clark)

From DANIEL BOONE by John Bakeless:

... Hamilton, who was captured by George Rogers Clark's militia, was replaced as lieutenant-governor at Detroit by Major DePeyster, who was planning to "...assail George Rogers Clark in Kentucky."

"It (DePeyster's plan) was to attack his (Clark's) fort at the Falls of the Ohio, create as much trouble as possible, and make sure that the Americans were kept too busy to aid the Spaniards (in a simultaneous attack on St. Louis and along the Mississippi)."

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