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Hampden, action at. When the British had taken possession of Castine, Me., a land and naval force was sent up the Penobscot River to capture or destroy the corvette John Adams, which had fled up the river to the town of Hampden. The commander of the John Adams, Capt. C. Morris, was warned of his danger, and he notified Gen. John Blake, commander of the 10th division of Massachusetts militia. The British force consisted of two sloopsof-war, a tender, a large transport, and nine launches, commanded by Commodore Barrie, and 700 soldiers, led by Lieutenant-Colonel St. John. The expedition sailed on Sept. 1, 1814, and the next morning General Gosselin took possession of Belfast, on the western shore of Penobscot Bay, at the head of 600 troops. The expedition landed some troops at Frankfort, which marched up the western side of the river. The flotilla, with the remainder, sailed on, and arrived near Hampden at five o'clock in the evening, when the troops and about eighty mariner
Morris, Charles 1784- Naval officer; born in Woodstock, Conn., July 26, 1784; entered the navy in July, 1799, and helped in the destruction of the Philadelphia at Tripoli. In the encounter between the Constitution and Guerriere he was severely wounded. In 1814, while he commanded the frigate John Adams, he took her up the Pe
825 he commanded the frigate Brandywine, which conveyed Lafayette back to Europe after his visit to this country.
He was constantly employed in the public
Commodore Morris's monument.
Charles Morris. service, afloat or ashore, and at the time of his death in Washington, Jan. 27, 1856, was chief of the bureau of ordnance and Charles Morris. service, afloat or ashore, and at the time of his death in Washington, Jan. 27, 1856, was chief of the bureau of ordnance and hydrography.
He had the supervision of the Naval Academy at Annapolis for several years.
His remains lie in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, and over them is a neat white marble monument.