Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Barney's Spring

The flight of Stansbury's troops left [Commodore] Barney unsupported in that direction, while a heavy column was hurled against Beale and his militia, on the right, with such force as to disperse them. The British light troops soon gained position on each flank, and Barney himself was severely wounded near a living fountain of water on the present estate of Mr. Rives, which is still known as Barney's Spring. [Source]

Commodore Barney was taken as a POW, but was immediately paroled by British General Ross.

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