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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
28, 1814 Fort ErieJuly 3, 1814 ChippewaJuly 5, 1814 ChamplainJuly 18 and 19, Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls)July 25, 1814 Fort Mackinack (Mackinaw)Aug. 4, 1814 Fort ErieAug. 13-15, 1814 BladensburgAug. 24, 1814 PlattsburgSept. 11, 1814 North PointSept. 12, 1814 Fort McHenry (Bombardment of)Sept. 13, 1814 Fort BowerSept. 15, 1814 Fort Erie (Sortie from)Sept. 17, 1814 ChippewaOct. 15, 1814 Lyon's CreekOct. 19, 1814 PensacolaNov. 7, 1814 Villere‘s Plantation (New Orleans)Dec. 23, 18 28, 1814 Fort ErieJuly 3, 1814 ChippewaJuly 5, 1814 ChamplainJuly 18 and 19, Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls)July 25, 1814 Fort Mackinack (Mackinaw)Aug. 4, 1814 Fort ErieAug. 13-15, 1814 BladensburgAug. 24, 1814 PlattsburgSept. 11, 1814 North PointSept. 12, 1814 Fort McHenry (Bombardment of)Sept. 13, 1814 Fort BowerSept. 15, 1814 Fort Erie (Sortie from)Sept. 17, 1814 ChippewaOct. 15, 1814 Lyon's CreekOct. 19, 1814 PensacolaNov. 7, 1814 Villere's Plantation (New Orleans)Dec. 23,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
London Statesman, would we throw a veil of oblivion over our transactions at Washington. The Cossacks spared Paris, but we spared not the capital of America. While Ross was crossing Maryland to the national capital a British fleet, under Commodore Gordon, went up the Potomac and plundered Alexandria, on the Virginia shore. The British retreated to their ships after desolating the capital, and, flushed with success, they attempted to capture Baltimore. Rose landed with 9,000 troops at North Point, 12 miles from Baltimore, on Sept. 12, and proceeded to march on the city, when he was confronted by an American force under General Stricker and driven back. Ross was killed, and his troops fled to their ships. At the same time the British fleet sailed up Patapsco Bay and bombarded Fort McHenry, that guarded Baltimore Harbor. They were repulsed, and ships and troops, discomfited, left the Chesapeake to operate on the more southern regions of the American coast. See Baltimore. It
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Point, battle of (search)
North Point, battle of The humiliating events of the capture of Washington in 1814 created intense excitement throughout the country, but were somewhat atoned for by the able defence of Baltimore, which soon afterwards occurred. On Sunday, July 11, the British fleet appeared off Patapsco Bay with a large force of land troops, under the command of General Ross. At sunrise the next morning he landed 9,000 troops at North Point, 12 miles above Baltimore, and at the same time the British fleet bombarded Fort McHenry (q. v.), which guarded the harbor of Baltimore, a city of 40,000 inhabitants at that time, and a place against which the British held a grudgatteries. The citizens had constructed a long line of fortifications on what afterwards became Patterson Park. Intelligence of the landing of the British at North Point produced great alarm in Baltimore. A large number of families, with such property as they could carry with them, fled to the country, and inns, for 100 miles n
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ross, Robert 1814- (search)
Ross, Robert 1814- Military officer; born in Ross Trevor, Devonshire, England; served as an officer of foot in Holland and in Egypt; was in the campaign in Spain under Sir John Moore, and commanded a brigade in the battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees. He commanded the troops sent against Washington in August, 1814, and was successful; but attempting to cooperate with the British fleet in an attack on Baltimore, in September, he was slain near North Point, Md., Sept. 12, 1814, while riding towards that city, chatting gayly with an aide-de-camp. See Baltimore.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
h was garrisoned, break into the jail, whither some of the assailed had been taken, and in the riot General Lingan is killed and others left for dead......July 28, 1812 British Admiral Cockburn with four ships-of — the line and six frigates plunders and burns Frenchtown, Havre de Grace, Frederickstown, and Georgetown......March, 1813 Battle of Bladensburg, and capture of Washington by the British......Aug. 24, 1814 British advancing on Baltimore under General Ross are repulsed at North Point, General Ross is killed......Sept. 12, 1814 British fleet bombard Fort McHenry......Sept. 13, 1814 Francis S. Key, of Maryland, imprisoned on one of the British vessels, composes the Star-Spangled Banner......Sept. 13, 1814 Lancastrian school system introduced in Baltimore......1820 Act passed abolishing the old division into hundreds, as fiscal, military, and election districts, and making an election district the jurisdiction of the constable......1824 Act passed for prim
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
24, 1814 Nantucket Island stipulates with the British fleet to remain neutral......Aug. 31, 1814 Sloop-of-war Wasp sinks the British sloop Avon......Sept. 1, 1814 British General Prevost crosses the Canadian frontier towards Plattsburg, N. Y., with 12,000 veteran troops......Sept. 1, 1814 Fleet on Lake Champlain under Com. Thomas Macdonough defeats the British under Commodore Downie......Sept. 11, 1814 British approaching Baltimore, Md., under General Ross; he is killed at North Point......Sept. 12, 1814 They find the city too well fortified, and retire......Sept. 13, 1814 British fleet bombard Fort McHenry......Sept. 13, 1814 [During this attack Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled banner.] British attack on Fort Bowyer, Mobile Bay, repulsed......Sept. 15, 1814 Garrison at Fort Erie by a sortie break up the siege......Sept. 17, 1814 General Drummond raises the siege of Fort Erie......Sept. 21, 1814 Wasp captures the British brig Atlanta......