Thursday, March 7, 2013

British Prisoners From The Ice Mound

Found in a contemporary account regarding prisoners from the Battle of the Ice Mound in a Baltimore, Maryland, newspaper:

Battle of the Ice Mound (source: GenealogyBank)
Wednesday, February 22, 1815  
Paper: American and Commercial Daily Advertiser  

Excerpted below:

13th Feby 1815

I do hereby certify and make known, that on Friday, the 10th February 1815,  Mr. Joseph Stewart, of Dorchester county*, a private in the militia of Dorchester county, delivered to me the following British prisoners captured by him and a small party of citizens, residing on, and near James' Island, on board a tender to the British ship Dauntless.  *Account linked indicated that the incident happened in 1814 (I believe in error)

Matt. Phibbs, lieut. and commandant.
James Gallaway, midshipman.

Thomas Nicholas, John Strachan, James Robinson, Jacob Needham, Thomas R_eyly, ____Johnson**, James Rawlin, James Smart, Thos. Martin, William Harrower, Peter Parker, and William Sauntfield.  **Isaac Johnson


William Bennett, Thos. Blackham, and William Keenir.
Abraham Travers, a black man, and a black woman.

Henry Haskins, D p. Marshal
for Dorchester county

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