Ausable River, Battle of Chateaugay, British, Chateaugay River, Dean "Lecturer" Smith, Doc Stanton, Epinetus Wheelwright, Ezekiel Pratt, French, Giulliame Pineaux, Jay Johnson, Joshua Crimmins, Karl-Heinz Liebenmeyer, Lietenant Preserved-Fish MacAdam, Micah Ferris, Native Americans, Richard Barclay, Saint Regis River, Salmon River, Sergeant Zacharias Asher, Stanislaw Koscsiusko, war, War of 1812
The next soldier, Richard Barclay, was from a fairly rich family.
His father owned a large piece of land in Pennsylvania. Coal was found on the property and the rest is history.
“Barclay”, as he preferred to be called, had all the attributes of a decadent son. He was difficult to awaken, had no patience for manual labor, and expected to be treated like a prince.
But oh could he fight!
I believe that all through his life people figured he looked like an easy mark. And that is, most likely, where he learned that he had to defend himself.
This particular attribute worked well for the United States military.
It made no difference if he was facing one man or a whole platoon; he would fight to the end.
And that is exactly what happened.
His was the thirteenth soul to be admitted into the Chateaugay Platoon.