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This is a tale of the war of 1812. Jack Morgan a manly frontier boy and a stout son of the border is the central figure of this stirring story which deals with the war on land and water along Lake Erie between American soldiers sailors and frontiersmen on one side and the British and Indians on the other. It describes General Harrison's defence of Fort Meigs and Major Croghan's brilliant repulse of the British at Fort Stephenson, Terry's wonderful victory on Lake Erie and Harrison's triumph over Proctor and ...
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Jack Morgan: A Boy of 1812 (Original Illustrations and Text)

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This is a tale of the war of 1812. Jack Morgan a manly frontier boy and a stout son of the border is the central figure of this stirring story which deals with the war on land and water along Lake Erie between American soldiers sailors and frontiersmen on one side and the British and Indians on the other. It describes General Harrison's defence of Fort Meigs and Major Croghan's brilliant repulse of the British at Fort Stephenson, Terry's wonderful victory on Lake Erie and Harrison's triumph over Proctor and Tecumseh at the battle of the Thames. In all these historic events, Jack Morgan bears a prominent part along with his father the farmer-frontiersman, his brave and loving mother, John Waller a typical scout, Pohig, Perry's Indian follower, and other men and women of the frontier the army and the fleet. The story is full of Indians, soldiers, and sailors, adventure, fighting, and courage, and is a splendid boy's story of action thrown against a notable historical background.

William Osborn Stoddard (Courtland County, 1835–1925) was an American author, inventor, and assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln during his first term.

Stoddard was born at Homer, Courtland Co., New York. His parents were Prentice S. and Sarah (Osborn) Stoddard. Stoddard attended the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude. On 25 Jul 1870 Stoddard married Susan Eagleson Cooper; they had five children. Stoddard died in Madison, New Jersey.

This book is an exact, high-definition copy of the 1901 print version of the book. Unlike other e-copies of the book, it is not a transcription, which may be full of typographic errors.

"Exact" means that if the print version has any inscriptions or previous owner's name in the front of the book, so, too, will this e-book; blank pages that often separate chapters will be left in; and, any pages that may have a folded corner or other, similar factor will be present, too.

In other words, no changes have been made to either the illustrations or the text.

fiction,juvenile fiction,action,adventure,military,war of 1812
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015611502
  • Publisher: Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1901
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Series: Classic Fiction for Young People , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

William Osborn Stoddard (Courtland County, 1835–1925) was an American author, inventor, and assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln during his first term.

Stoddard was born at Homer, Courtland Co., New York. His parents were Prentice S. and Sarah (Osborn) Stoddard. Stoddard attended the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude. On 25 Jul 1870 Stoddard married Susan Eagleson Cooper; they had five children. Stoddard died in Madison, New Jersey.

Stoddard's father was a bookseller, and Stoddard worked in his bookshop while growning up. After graduation, Stoddard was employed in an “editorial position” in 1857 at the Daily Ledger (Chicago); by 1858 he had become editor and proprietor of the Central Illinois Gazette, in Champaign, Illinois.

Stoddard knew Lincoln, worked hard for his election, and received a government appointment. He first served as a clerk in the Interior Department. On July 15, 1861, he was appointed "Secretary to the President to sign land patents". After a brief period of service in the Army, Stoddard became Assistant private secretary to Lincoln and "one of three people doing all the White House clerical work during the early Lincoln administration". Preparation of a digest of newspaper articles was one of his original responsibilities; it was stopped because, according to Stoddard, "Mr. Lincoln never found time to spend an hour upon laborious condensations." He personally made the first copy of the draft Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862.

After two bouts with typhoid, Stoddard left his White House post in July 1864. On 24 Sept 1864 he was appointed United States Marshal for Arkansas; however, in 1865 he resigned for health reasons. He moved to New York City and worked on Wall Street. He entered government service again from 1871–73, this time for the government of New York City. He was a clerk for the Department of Docks.

Stoddard first published work in 1869. He wrote both poetry and fiction, ultimately producing over a hundred books, including 76 books for boys.
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