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Tango0112 Feb 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

…Chesapeake Campaign

"anic and fear gripped the Chesapeake. For over a year, a British naval force led by Admiral George Cockburn raided at will along the waterways of Maryland and Virginia. Reinforced by a newly arrived army in the summer of 1814 under Major General Sir Robert Ross, the British soundly defeated an American force at the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24. Ross and Cockburn then marched into the United States capital of Washington. That night and into the following day, the British burned the Capitol, President's Mansion, Treasury and other buildings. Cockburn and Ross departed, leaving the city in flames. Their next target lay to the north, the vital port of Baltimore.

To support his operation, Cockburn decided to create a diversion on the Eastern Shore to keep the Americans from sending reinforcements to Baltimore. With a contingent of Royal Marines and sailors, Captain Sir Peter Parker landed in Kent County on August 30. Parker summarily burned two plantations before he learned of the presence of Maryland militia several miles away near Bel Air. Rather than return to the safety of his ship, Parker elected to move forward and engage the Marylanders in a rare night battle…"
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Feb 2021 10:29 p.m. PST

From the Battlefields website.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2021 8:19 a.m. PST

Thanks for pointing this out. I now have another action for my 1812 collection.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2021 10:20 a.m. PST

I've driven by that battlefield site often heading down to MD. Neat little action.

Tango0113 Feb 2021 12:47 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


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