A Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America: Preceded by a Cursory Examination of the American Accounts of Their Naval Actions Fought Previous to that Period : to which is Added an Appendix ; with Plates
T. Egerton, 1817 - 528 pages
This work focuses on the naval operations of the United States and Great Britain in the War of 1812.
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Page xcviii - SIR, I have the honor to acquaint you, for the information of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, that...
Page 313 - Seventy-five men, including officers, were all that remained of my whole crew, after the action, capable of doing duty, and many of them severely wounded, some of whom have since died. The enemy still continued his fire, and my brave, though unfortunate companions, were still falling about me. I directed an opposite gun to be fired, to show them we intended no further resistance ; but they did not desist ; four men were killed at my side, and others in different parts of the ship.
Page cxiv - The enemy, from the smoothness of the water, and the impossibility of our reaching him with our carronades, and the little apprehension that was excited by our fire, which had now become much slackened, was enabled to take aim at us as at a target: his shot never missed our hull, and my ship was cut up in a manner which was, perhaps, never before witnessed.
Page 107 - I feel it my duty to state that the conduct of Captain Hull and his officers to our men has been that of a brave enemy, the greatest care being taken to prevent our men losing the smallest trifle, and the greatest attention being paid to the wounded, who, through the attention and skill of Mr.
Page cliv - The Almighty has been pleased to grant us a signal victory on Lake Champlain, in the capture of one frigate, one brig, and two sloops of war, of the enemy.
Page 529 - ... she gave us a broadside, and filled, away, and wore, giving us a broadside on the other tack, but without effect ; her shot falling short. She continued wearing and...
Page cxi - Many of my guns had been rendered useless by the enemy's shot, and many of them had their whole crews destroyed. We manned them again from those which were disabled, and one gun in particular was three times manned — fifteen men were slain at it in the course of the action ! but, strange as it may appear, the captain of it escaped with only a slight wound.
Page cli - Men, I gave the painful orders for the Colours to be Struck. Lieutenant Hicks of the Finch had the Mortification to strike on a reef of Rocks, to the Eastward of Crab Island, about the Middle of the Engagement ; which prevented his rendering that assistance to the Squadron that might from an Officer of such ability have been expected.
Page xcix - ... produced no visible effect. Our second, a few random shot only, from having increased our distance by wearing, •was not, apparently, more successful; and having lost the use of our main-sail, jib, and main-stay, appearances were a little inauspicious.