William Partridge

Vol. I p74 18

(Born Vt.) (Ap’d Vt.)

Military History – Cadet of the Military Academy, Dec. 13, 1805, to Oct. 30, 1806, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 30, 1806.

p75 Served: at West Point, N. Y., 1807; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the defenses of Charleston harbor, S. C., 1808-1810; (First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 23, 1808) at West Point, N. Y., 1810-1811; and in the War of 1812-1815 with Great Britain, as
(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1812)

Chief engineer, in the Campaign of 1812 in Michigan Territory, of the Army commanded by Major-General Hull, by whose Surrender of Detroit,1 Aug. 16, 1812, he was made a prisoner of war, being at the time too sick to attend to duty, and before being exchanged,
Died, Sep. 20, 1812, at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 24.

When Hull announced his determination to surrender, Captain Partridge broke his sword across his knee and threw the pieces at Hull’s feet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Detroit

http://www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/war1812/surrender.htm

http://archive.org/stream/hullssurrenderof02loss#page/n1/mode/2up

http://www.warof1812.ca/batdetroit.html

http://www.whatwouldthefoundersthink.com/the-surrender-of-detroit

http://history1800s.about.com/od/War-of-1812/ss/surrender-of-fort-detroit.htm

http://bill.ballpaul.net/iaph/main.php?g2_itemId=372

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