7116Re: [WarOf1812] Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles
- Aug 31, 2000
>What is more interesting is the squadron that sailed up the Potomac andHow right you are Ed! A good account of this feat is in the book "The
>captured Fort Warburton and the town of Alexandria without firing a shot.
>Ed Seufert, LCpl
>1812 Royal Marines
Darkest Day: 1814" by Charles G. Muller. The squadron was led by one legged
Capt. Gordon who's crews manhandled their ships up the Patuxent. On the
passage back they were contested and at one point Gordon had a ship
purposely list to one side to elevate the deck guns to fire at Militia unit
sheltering on a wooded hill. Cool..
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