7123Re: [WarOf1812] Re: War of 1812 Naval Battles
- Sep 1, 2000--- Scott McDonald <raintree@...> wrote:
> >What is more interesting is the squadron thatUm, Alexandria's on the Potomac, across from
> sailed up the Potomac and
> >captured Fort Warburton and the town of Alexandria
> without firing a shot.
> >Ed Seufert, LCpl
> >1812 Royal Marines
> How right you are Ed! A good account of this feat is
> in the book "The
> 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..
> Scott McD.
Washington Navy Yard. Couldn't have been that hard a
sail if they were building 44's at the yard.
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