By Bud Hannings
This huge reference paintings is an invaluable instrument for gaining knowledge of and learning the leaders of the yankee Revolution. It covers either famous and vague figures from numerous backgrounds together with squaddies, politicians, plantation proprietors, farmers, and extra. details is integrated for officials of the Continental military, military, and Marines; leaders of country militias, for whom a lot info has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the assertion of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental in the course of the Revolution. Entries describe each one person from start to dying and supply genealogical details whilst on hand.
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Finally, after two hours of preventing passage, the Marines and Barney’s force withdrew. However, the time bought allowed President James Madison to get back to the White House and get his wife to safety. British General Robert Ross was able to move into Washington, but he failed to nab the president. During the attack at Bladensburg, Captain Barney was wounded in the thigh, making it difﬁcult to escape. He once again became a reluctant guest of the British, but he was soon after released. The ﬁghting at Bladensburg ended Captain Barney’s service in the ﬁeld; however, following his recuperation, Barney again took command of his squadron during October of 1814 and retained it until October of 1815, when it was deactivated.
On the 26th, after having evaded the two stronger ships on the previous day, contact was again made. During the battle the Raleigh grounded near the mouth of the Penobscot River and came under bombardment by both British ships. Barry and the crew, following nine hours of combat, made it to dry land, but the ship was not destroyed as ordered. Just as the British begin the bombardment at dawn on the 26th, Midshipman Jeacocks, BARTLETT in deﬁance of orders, struck the colors and failed to burn the ship.
As a youngster, Josiah, having been blessed with a superior mind and an excellent memory, effortlessly mastered several languages in addition to English. He became ﬂuent in Greek and Latin, which seemed to place him on a path toward medicine. At about age sixteen, Josiah’s interest in medicine became serious; however, he did not enter college. Rather, he studied medicine in Amesbury under the tutorship of a relative, Doctor James Ordway. The doctor had married Tirzah Titcomb Bartlett, the widow of Thomas Bartlett.