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John Pitchlynn fought in the War of 1812
Posted by: Bob Date: May 23, 2001 at 23:46:22
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Letter:
Major John Pitchlynn to James & John(Jr) Pitchlynn from Fort Montgomery, Nov. 18, 1814

Dear Sons John and James, on the third the army started to Pensacola and on the Seventh we arrived there and on the eighth we stormed the town and took it in possession. We were fired on from the Fort and from the Shipping that lay in the bay, we had three men killed and two officers wounded and twelve men wounded. We brought off the place and two Brass pieces of artillery that was fired on us in the town. On the ninth, the British blowed up the two Forts at the Barancas and got aboard their ships. I don't know when I shall be at home, if ever. The Choctaws have got great honor, but I am sorry they will not go out again. You will call on Charles Juzan for the money left with him. No more to pass on, but give my love and compliments to my wife and family.
Signed: John Pitchlynn


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