11 – Clear & cold, hard Frost last night, Went to Town, din’d at S. Sterrets – A meeting of the Horse Artillery at my Counting House to Elect their Officiers, this evening. Haul’d 9 loads of Ice today, which filled the house, containing 54 loads.  Mr. Nicols call’d this evening.

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, January 11, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

3 thoughts on “Captain Thompson: “A meeting of the Horse Artillery at my Counting House to Elect their Officiers”

  1. January 11th is the first mention of Capt Henry Thompson’s new troop called the First Baltimore Horse Artillery in his journal. The just released Maryland Historical Magazine, Winter 2013, has an article by Nelson Mott Bolton and Christopher T. George on the untold story that this troop played in the War of 1812 in Baltimore.

  2. I hope this message gets to Nelson Mott Bolton or Christopher T. George. I read the article in the MD Historical Magazine, Winter 2013, about Henry Thompson. You make mention of a scow bridge built between Fells Point and Federal Hill. This is the first time I have heard of this scow bridge. Can you please give more information on this bridge? Thank you.

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