Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 25, 1814
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p.3 a despatch from Lieutenant General Drummond, giving account of attack on Oswego - ..."He accompanied Sir James Yeo in the Prince Regent, and on the evening of the 5th instant anchored off Oswego but a violent gale of wind driving the squadron off shore the position was not again recovered till noon on the following day, when the disposition for landing was instantly carried into execution, in the following order - the Frigates taking a position from whence they could cannonade the Fort, and the Brigs, Schooners and Gun Boats, in proportion to their respective draft of water covered by their fire the several points of debarkation of the Troops which was attended with considerable difficulty owing to the shoalness of water..."
(supplement) ..."Lieutenant General Drummond speaks in the strongest terms of the cordial, judicious, and able co-operation of Commodore Sir James Yeo, and the officers and Seamen of his squadron, and laments the temporary loss the service has sustained in Captain Mulcaster of the Royal Navy, who is severely wounded. The eminent services of that Officer, and of Captains O'Connor, Popham and Collier, are particularly noticed."
..."One Schooner, and several boats laden with Ordnance, Naval and other Stores, were brought away - Three schooners and other craft were destroyed."
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes