Friday, April 19, 2013

Admiral Cochrane arrives in the Chesapeake April 1814

                                                                                                                                                             Norfolk, April 6,

               On Sunday last there arrived in out bay several ships: the weather being thick it could not be eactly ascertained of what description, but it is believed two are of the line, and two frigates; on their arrival one of the ships before in the bay saluted with 11 guns - from which circumstance it is supposed that Admiral Cochrane has arrived.  The enemy's force now in the Chesapeake is four 74's, five frogates, and several tenders - On Monday all the enemy's ships with the exception of two frigates, got under way and proceeded up the bay.[1]

Admiral Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane GCB RN (23 April 1758 – 26 January 1832,
born Alexander Forrester Cochrane[was a senior Royal Navy commander during the Napoleonic Wars. - Wikipedia

[1] Republican Star or Eastern Shore General Advertiser; Date: 04-19-1814; Volume: 12; Issue: 33; Page: [3]; Location: Easton, Maryland.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 19th, 2013.

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