Letter from Joseph Forrest to French Forrest, 22 September 1813
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Joseph Forrest wrote this letter to his son, midshipman French Forrest, and provided information regarding the capture of the British fleet by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie. Joseph Forrest received the information in a letter written by his oldest son Dulany A. Forrest, who was serving as acting lieutenant under Commodore Perry at the battle, detailing the number of ships captured and a list of men killed and wounded.