14th – The last three days I have been on close duty in Camp, on Monday the 3rd Brigade engag’d the Enemy in Patapsco Neck & fought well, but being overpower’d were oblig’d to retreat, the enemy advanc’d yesterday to Murrays, and retreated this morning to their Vessels being afraid of our numbers

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 14, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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