Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Captain Thompson: “sent for by Gen. Smith to establish Videttes between town & Annapolis”

Captain Thompson: “sent for by Gen. Smith to establish Videttes between town & Annapolis” #bmore1814

20- Had a pleasant Night, & came home to Dinner, but was sent for by Gen. Smith to establish Videttes between town & Annapolis, appointed Jacob Hollingsworth & eight men -

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 17, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 17th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 17th #bmore1814

Sept. 17th
These 24 hours commences with fresh Gales and cloudy. At 8 PM light breezes & a heavy sea, at 10 nearly calm, split the Mainsail, got it down & the sail makers to work repairing it, at Midnight got it mended & up again.

Middle part fresh gales and a heavy sea, as before.

Latter part more moderate but a heavy head sea on, got a good observation.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS…

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Captain Thompson: “on Duty as usual & kept watch all Night at Gen. Smiths”

Captain Thompson: “on Duty as usual & kept watch all Night at Gen. Smiths” #bmore1814

19 – Went to Town, on Duty as usual & kept watch all Night at Gen. Smiths, Din’d this day at P.Hoffmans~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 16, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Captain Thompson: “the Enemy have all embark’d, & their vessels mov’d into the Bay”

Captain Thompson: “the Enemy have all embark’d, & their vessels mov’d into the Bay” #bmore1814

16th Sept. Went yesterday to Town, and remain’d all day & Night on duty at Gen. Smiths – the Enemy have all embark’d, & their vessels mov’d into the Bay, a part were this evening standing down the Bay ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 13, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 16th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 16th #bmore1814

Sept. 16th
These 24 hours commences with fresh gales and squally, at 4 PM wove ship, at 15 minutes past 4 pitched away the Flying Jib Boom. Wove ship immediately to clear the wreck of the Boom, hove too, and saved the Jib. (uncl. Abbreviation)

Middle part same as first.

Latter part same, watch employed in getting a F. Jib Boom out. At 12 got the Flying Jib Boom out & and sail bent and wove ship &…

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Captain Thompson: “had a Court Martial on J.P. Floyd”

Captain Thompson: “had a Court Martial on J.P. Floyd”

18th Sunday – Went to Town, and did Duty as usual at Gen Smiths, had a Court Martial on J.P. Floyd, Din’d at Col Howards & return’d home in the evening ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 15, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 15th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, Sept. 15th

Sept. 15th
These 24 hours commences light winds and calm, at 1 PM bend the Fore Topsail & filled away, head. as p.log.

Middle part fresh gales & a rough sea, took in sail as occasion required.

Latter part same, at 4:30 saw a Brig on our weather Bear which immediately gave chase. Made sail from him. At 10 could not see anything of him.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong…

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Captain Thompson: “attended on Duty all day at Gen. Smiths”

Captain Thompson: “attended on Duty all day at Gen. Smiths” #bmore1814

17th – Went to Town, attended on Duty all day at Gen. Smiths, din’d at Mrs. Wests & return’d home in the evening ~

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

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Captain Thompson: “3rd Brigade engag’d the Enemy in Patapsco Neck & fought well”

Captain Thompson: “3rd Brigade engag’d the Enemy in Patapsco Neck & fought well” #bmore1814

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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