27th – Went with my Troop on 24th Inst. to Gen Winders Camp at Bladensburg, saw the Action with the British & return’d same evg. to Town, was order’d again next morning to that Neighborhood, and return’d Home this day –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 27, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
These 24 hours commences with moderate Breezes and hazy weather. At 6 PM got through with the Brig. Saw a sail bearing S & E. Made sail in chase. At 8 PM came up with and captured the Russian Ketch Gute Gisellschaft. Capt. Brinkman, from Lisbon bound to Plymouth (Eng.) cargo government store, for the British (Bread & Flour). Hove a great part of the cargo overboard and gave the Neptal up. Latter part hands employed in ships duty.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.