Wells & McComas in the War of 1812
Battle of North Point
Around 1 PM that day, Wells and McComas met Ross at the Gorsuch farm. Upon later study of the scene, it was apparent that the muskets of Wells and McComas were unloaded, while Ross had suffered wounds in his right arm and chest. McComas seemed to have been shot as he reloaded his weapon, and Wells was shot while he was behind McComas. Daniel Wells, Henry McComas, and Robert Ross were all dead that day.1
However, Aquilla Randall, an American soldier, was also found dead near the scene. No one witnessed the death of Robert Ross, so no one can say for certain that either Wells, McComas, or both had killed Ross. However, Daniel Wells and Henry McComas were celebrated after their death for their supposed defeat of Ross.1
1 George, Christopher, "Wells & McComas," My Edgemere (2002-2004), <http://www.myedgemere.com/wells_&_mccomas.htm>.
2 MultiEducator, Inc, "United States Declares War on Great Britain," History Central (2003) <http://www.multied.com/1812/declares.html>.
3 Feldmeth, Greg D., "Key Events & Causes: War of 1812," U.S. History Resources (1998), 31 March 1998 <http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/chart.1812.html>.
4 Streufert, Duane, "Francis Scott Key," The Flag of the United States of America (1994), 20 November, 1994 <http://www.usflag.org/francis.scott.key.html>.