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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 4:25 a.m. PST

Ross was killed in action at the battle of North Point, picked off by an American rifleman if I recall correctly.

The Maryland militia, the 'City' or 3d Brigade of the Maryland, a volunteer militia unit, was commanded by General John Stricker who had been a captain of artillery in the Continental Army.

The brigade was composed of five infantry regiments, a small cavalry outfit, a battalion of riflemen and an artillery company composed of six 4-pounders.

Stricker skillfully conducted a delaying action against Ross' command, now under Colonel Arthur Brooke after Ross being shot out of his saddle.

Interestingly, the Americans inflicted more casualties than they incurred-the British lost 46 killed and 300 wounded; the Americans 24 killed, 139 wounded, and 50 captured or missing. The captured were mostly wounded who could not be brought off.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

Thanks Kevin!


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

You have posted this article previously but that is OK. This article is more of a precis of the War of 1812 with some biographical information on Ross thrown in. Interesting nonetheless.

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