Account of Massacure at Fort Niagara 1763
. - ' - ' KxiraFl of another Letter from Niatrara. doled Sebl. - 11. m fit . . - j - j c ' A I 1 - I J ' Wednefday the 14th Inft. a large Body of Indians, tome . .fay 00, others 4 or 500, came down upon the Carrying. ' Place, attacked the Waggon Efcort, which confided of a : .Seijeantand 14 Men j this fmall Body immediately became a Sacrifice, only ' two Waggoners efcaped.' .Two Companies of Light Infantry (the General's and La Hunt's) that were encamped at the Lower Landing, hearing the Fire, inftantly ruihedout to their Keller, headed by Licuta. Ueorge Campbell, and Fraaier, Lieutenant Rofco, of the Artillery, and V. Lieutenant Deiton, of the Provincials 1 this Party had not v marched above a Mile and Half when they were attacked. furrounded, and almplt every Man cut to Pieces; the Officers - were all killed, it is reported, on tbe Enemy's firft Fire ; the Savages rulAed down upon them in tnree columns. ' "' The Officers being killed, the Men fell into Confufion j Of both our Parties only 14 are come in, Waggoners includ - - cd, eight of whom are wounded. Lieuts. Campbell, Fra - , xier, Rofco and Deaton, killed, and about 75 Rank and ' i File .killed : Capt. Johnflon, of the Jerfey Blues, who was coming down on lotr.e BuGnefs with the Waggon Efcort, killed. The Savages killed 16 Oxen on the Spot, and de stroyed moft of the Carnages: 1 he Hones, in Number 20, ' tbev have carried off, loaded with their Plunder, As foon a the Alarm ached this Poft, Major Wilkibgs inarched - .i. .1 o. r .i.:. r..,;ri .t. 1 1 j OUT WILD enc nidlii ui iu uinigH w im uvirci moh' ing, but Night coming 00, were obliged to return back ; the ' next Day he marched out again to the Place' of Action, bo - lied the Dead, which'Verfe every one fcalped, and dripped . ' naked, brought off - Or 5 Waggons, and 3 Firelocks, the Ene - my having carried off ajl the reft of the Arms, Cartoucb Boxes, tec. , The Bodits were fa mangled, they - could not difcover either.Rofco or Deattm ; we don't imagine here they carried ' : off any Piifoners. ' The Confcquerice of this Blow is better imagined than defcribed ; 'tis what we have long been appre - ienfive of: This,, together with tbe Lofs of the Sloop on 'i.alce Erie, will render it very difficujtyo fupport Detroit this Winter, unlefi a large Reinforcement is fooA lent up.