Ausable River, Battle of Chateaugay, British, Chateaugay River, Dean "Lecturer" Smith, Doc Stanton, Epinetus Wheelwright, Ezekiel Pratt, French, Giulliame Pineaux, Hiram Watts, 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, Wanakeena, war, War of 1812
I have saved Hiram Watts for last.
Not that Hiram should be last. Hiram should have been one of the first.
However, Hiram always stood in the back of the platoon, company, battalion or whatever formation he was in. Hiram was rather shy and didn’t speak much. He was a capable soldier and held his own during the Battle of Chateaugay.
In fact, I think that Hiram is the fellow all those Brits, French Canadians and Mohawks were shooting at in Henri Julien’s art work I showed you at the beginning of all this.
Hiram looked like a good target because he was so big; not tall just – – – well – – – rotund.