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Indian Wars
Dayton, October 7. The Indians are again infesting Fort Wayne. They have killed three soldiers who were out hunting beeves. After having relived Fort Wayne, Gen. Harrison returned to St. Mary's to make the necessary arrangement for the Campaign into Canada. Gen. Winchester, with that part of the army which had been placed under his command, proceeded to Defiance, a decayed fort situated at the confluence of the Auglaize and the Miami of the lakes, for the purpose of building a Fort at that place. On Wednesday last, General Harrison was informed by express from Gen. Winchester, that a large body of Indians, accompanied with some British, with several pieces of artillery, were within a few miles of Defiance, and that he apprehended an attack. Five of our men who had been out to collect plumbs were found killed and scalped. Capt. Garard's troop and another company had met a scouting party of Indians and roused them; one of our militia was killed and another wounded. In consequence of this information, Gen. Harrison in the course of a few hours marched the whole of the army from St. Mary’s to Defiance. We are waiting with much anxiety to hear the result. [The Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), October 28, 1812 - NP - Sub by FoFG]


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