Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meantime The War Rolled On

From The life of John Pendleton Kennedy, a resident of Maryland during the War of 1812 years:

Meantime the war rolled on. The papers were full of stirring events. We suffered no ennui. Every day had its excitements.

In the Spring, the war began to assume a new aspect. The year 1813 was one of defeats on land. This year, 1814, our armies had more success. Our soldiers were growing more confident.

A little skirmish occurred on the Eastern Shore nearly opposite to the mouth of the Patapsco. Sir Peter Parker had been ravaging that neighborhood in small forays and was at last encountered by some of our militia under Colonel Philip Reid and was killled. There was also a little affair on West River where our militia cavalry defeated a party of British.

Mr. Kennedy also wrote about the Battle of the Ice Mound.

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