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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barney, Joshua, 1759- (search)
flotilla of small vessels for the defence of the coasts of the Chesapeake. Driven up the Patuxent by a British fleet, he destroyed his vessels, and with over 500 men he joined General Winder in the defence of Washington (Bladensburg, Battle of.). Barney was severely wounded (Aug. 24, 1814) near Bladensburg, and made a prisoner. Too much hurt to be removed as a prisoner, he was paroled and sent to Bladensburg, near by, on a litter. There he was joined by his wife and son and his own surgeon, and was conveyed to his farm at Elkridge, Md. The bullet that gave him the wound, from which he never fairly recovered, is preserved in the Navy Department. The corporation of Washington voted him a sword, and the legislature of Georgia their thanks. In May, 1815, Barney was sent on a mission to Europe, but suffering from his wound caused him to return in the fall. Just as he was about to depart from Pittsburg, Pa., with his family, to Kentucky, where he had bought land, he died, Dec. 1, 1818.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Neville, Presley 1756-1818 (search)
Neville, Presley 1756-1818 Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1756; graduated at the College of Philadelphia in 1775; served as aide-de-camp to Lafayette during a part of the Revolutionary War; and was captured at Charlestown in 1780 Later he was made a brigadier-inspector He died in Fairview, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1818