Full Title: Campaigns of a British officer in Europe and America giving a particular account of the British operations in the United States in 1814 and 1815 : the taking of Washington City, the unsuccessful attack on the British Army and Navy in Baltimore; and their memorable defeat before New Orleans by the United States Army under Genl. Andrew Jackson, with plans of the several engagements, and also that of the battle of Waterloo.
Summary: The volume is a manuscript copy of the first of a two volume account of British operations during the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars. The volume covers the Battle of Bladensburg, Battle of Baltimore, Burning of Washington, and the Battle of New Orleans. The narrative of the text appears on verso, with notes and occasional battle maps on recto.
Contents: Battle of Bladensburgh in Maryland August 24th, 1814 -- Battle of the meetinghouse near Baltimore 12th Sept 1814; Retreat from Baltimore September 1814 -- Eulogium for General Ross -- Origin of the enterprise against Washington -- Entrance into Washington and reasons for burning the public and private buildings -- Destruction of public property and retreat from Washington -- Reflections upon the enterprise -- Summary of operations -- Foraging in Maryland -- Incursion into Virginia -- Arrival at Jamaica and preparations to attack New Orleans -- Embarkation in a new expedition -- Descent upon New Orleans -- Attack upon the American lines near New Orleans -- Defeat.
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