The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
From the Correspondent of the Herkimer Am.
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 14, 1814

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From the Correspondent of the Herkimer Am.
Sackets Harbor

We have just heard from the fleet, and have also heard the unfortunate news of Lieut. Gregory having been wounded and captured. he was sent by Commodore Chauncey with ten men in a Gig, to destroy a raft of timber in the Bay of Quinte, that was intended for the enemy's shipyard at Kingston. Lt. Gregory succeeded in finding the raft, and while in the act of destroying it, was surrounded and attacked by about 40 of the enemy. Notwithstanding their superiority, he fought them at close quarters about ten minutes, when he was carried by the bayonet. Almost every man of his corps was wounded - some mortally; Midshipman E.B. hart was killed. He was the only officer with Lt. G. and was as fine a young officer as the Navy could boast.

The three brigs, Jefferson, Sylph and Oneida have sailed again for the head of the lake; having taken in six weeks provisions. The rest of the fleet continue at their station off the Ducks.

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From the Correspondent of the Herkimer Am.