DRUMMOND'S DISPATCH, WRITTEN FROM LUNDY'S LANE ON THE NEXT DAY, TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, AS COMMANDER OF THE FORCES AT MONTREAL.
A Rare Document which Confirms the Victory of July 25, 1814.
The Society is enabled to publish the following very valuable official statements relating to the Battle of Lundy's Lane and its results. The dispatch from General Drummond was written on the day after the battle and forwarded to the Commander of the Forces at Montreal, who immediately on the 4th Aug., 1814, issued the
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society is indebted to J. H. Lane, Esq., of the Probate office, Pictou, Nova Scotia, for the rare document which he has presented to the Society, with the following kind letter:
Pictou, Nova Scotia, 4th Dec, 1891.
Rev. Canon Bull:
Dear Sir, —
Reading the other day in the Canadian Illustrated paper an account of the reinterment of the soldiers' bodies found near Lundy's Lane, and having in my possession a paper, which I enclose, thinking it might be acceptable to the society of which you are the president as a curiosity, and probably the only one extant.
My father was an officer in the 98th regiment, and was at Sackett's Harbor and the taking of Cartine, and after his death, now nearly forty years ago, I found the General Order, which I forward you, among his papers.
The "J. Harvey," Deputy Adjutant General, was, I think, afterwards, Sir John Harvey, and was Lieut.-Governor of P. E. Island, New Brunswick, and lastly Nova Scotia, where he died.
- I remain yours very truly,
J. H. LANE.