Saturday, June 29, 2013

Barney's flotilla moves up the river to Benedict, Maryland - reported June 28, 1814


               We have been favored with the perusal of a letter from Benedict [Maryland], dated on Sunday evening, stating that the flotilla in which was blockaded in St, Leanoard's creek, had fought its way into the Patuxent, and had arrived before Benedcit.  The blockading force consisted of a 74, a razee, and 2 frigates.  The loss on board the flotilla it is stated, was five killed and seven wounded.  The enemy's loss not known, but supposed to be considerable.   

               It is verbally stated, that the gunboats were dismantled and left behind, the barges only escaping.

               We have not been able to obtain any further particulars - the general facts are no doubt as above stated. [1]

[1] Federal Republican; Date: 06-28-1814; Page: 3; Location: Georgetown, District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, June 29th, 2013.

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