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This official report by Col. Hathorn gives an eyewitness account of the disastrous battle by its commander. The document is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society as part of the Draper Manuscript Collection. In the late 1800's Lyman Draper collected numerous documents about the Battle of Minisink. Although he never published a book using his research, his work was later drawn upon by Vernon Leslie to write The Battle of Minisink.
Also included in this collection are two letters to Draper from one of Col. Hathorn's grandsons.
A transcript of the entire document is provided below. Unfortunately, most of Hathorn's personal papers were reportedly burned by family members after his death.
See our "John Hathorn's Letters" and "John & Elizabeth Hathorn" pages for more information about Col. Hathorn.
Microfilms of the entire collection are available from various agencies. The exact citation for this document is: Draper Manuscript, Vol. 20F Page 35 . Image provided by and used with the permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.