197 Years Ago Today: White House Battery Silenced
- On September 6, after shifting their ballast to the port side to enable 63 starboard guns to elevate sufficiently to engage the batteries, the frigates Seahorse and Euryalus and the brig Fairy opened fire on the White House Battery in Virginia (present day Fort Belvoir). After 45 minutes, the broadside guns silenced the 13 American cannons, and the British moved downstream.
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12th U.S. Infantry Regiment