Saturday, June 14, 2014

Reports from the Patuxent and the Chesapeake Flotilla, June 14, 1814

Alexandria Gazette Commercial and Political; 06-14-1814; Vol: XIV; Issue: 4175; Page: [3]; Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria Gazette Commercial and Political[1]

Baltimore, June 11.


            By the Annapolis–Packet, arrived last night, we learn that two expresses have arrived to the governor from Com. Barney, whose Flotilla was at Leonard's Creek, in consequence of which 5 or 6 field pieces had been dispatched to him and a numerous body of militia and volunteers had gone thence from Anne Arundel County to his assistance.

            It was understood the expresses brought accounts that the British had brought all their forces to the Patuxent, and on Wednesday and Thursday made a vigorous attack on the Flotilla principally with Rockets from a brig prepared for the purpose. The firing was of long duration, and no other damage was known to have been done [to] the Flotilla, except that a rocket had fallen on one of the barges, which killed one man and scorched two. Heavy firing was heard yesterday afternoon; supposed another attack.

[1] Alexandria Gazette Commercial and Political; Date: 06-14-1814; Volume: XIV; Issue: 4175; Page: [3]; Alexandria, Virginia. [transcribed by John Peter Thompson, 14 June 2014]

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