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Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library

Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
H Peabody Flagg's Battle of Sacketts Harbor, July 19 1812

"Lieutenant Woolsey, who had taken charge of the shore defenses, caused a 32-pound cannon, which had been discarded from his brig, the Oneida, as it was of too heavy caliber, to be mounted on a pivoted carriage upon a mound commanding the harbor, placing it under the direction of the Sailing Master William Vaughan.

When the British demanded the surrender of the port, they were refused and a shot from this gun, the first one fired in the war, began the battle.  The Americans lacked 32-pound shot for their cannon, but used 24-pound balls wrapped in pieces of carpet.  For two hours the British ships stood and off the harbor, keeping up a desultory fire, until a well directed shot from the 32-pounder raked the flag ship, the Royal George, fore and aft, killing eight men and wounding many others.  This brought the engagement to an end; and the British commander made all sail for Kingston, abandoning the attempt to capture the port, which the Royal George alone, well manned and appointed, might easily have accomplished." 

Excerpt from AN ILLUSTRATED SOUVENIR OF THE FLOWER P MEMORIAL LIBRARY issued 1979 by Hungerford-Holbrook Co, Watertown NY

Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library
The first public commemoration of the Declaration of Independence in Jefferson County was held at Independence Point July 4 1802.  A patriotic demonstration and reminiscences of the Revolution characterized the celebration of the day.   Painting by George W Breck
Photos of the balcony area in the Flower Library

Balcony painting at Flower Library

BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE
H Peabody Flagg

"At Forty-five minutes past two the British endeavored to swing around so as to bring fresh broadsides into play, but in so doing their line became broken and entangled.  Seeing the Niagara coming down to close quarters, Provincial Lieutenant Irvine, on whom the command of the Queen Charlotte had devolved, determined to pour a broadside into her, and then board, but his plan was frustrated by the sudden failing of the wind, which just before had been fresh.  At this moment a shot carried away a down-haul of one of the sails, which left her at the mercy of the wind, which rose again suddenly, and she ran foul of the Detroit and became entangled with her.  The Niagara now gave the signal for 'close action,'  backed her main-topsails, and running across the bow and stern of the two English ships, raked them fore and aft with her starboard broadside.  The effect of this fire at such close quarters was dreadful.  The storm of iron swept along the decks of the enemy, tearing ghastly chasms through the crowds of officers and men."

Excerpt from AN ILLUSTRATED SOUVENIR OF THE ROSWELL P FLOWER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, issued by Hungerford-Holbrook , 1979


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