Thursday, May 9, 2013

More News of the British in the Potomac river May 1814

Annapolis, May 7.

               In consequence of an order from Col. Carberry, a detachment of the 36th regiment, under the command of Major Stuart, left this city yesterday at 12 o'clock for Leonardtown, in St. Mary's County.  Itt is said the British are fortifying Blackston's [sic] island, in the Potomac, with the view of landing their sick.  We believe it is the intention of Col. C. to dislodge them if possible.  Com. Barney is near the mouth of the Potomac, we are told, with a part of the Chesapeake flotilla, (about 17 sail.)  If this information should prove correct, the circumstance will tend much to favor any operation which may be in contemplation.[1]

[1]  Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 05-09-1814; Volume: II; Issue: 421; Page: [3]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, May 9th, 2013.

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