9 September 1814
British soldier Gleig recounts:
(After having joined Admiral Cockburn and his “large flotilla of prizes and small craft”)
“…on the 9th (we) once more set sail and steered for a few hours in the direction of Alexandria, we suddenly put about, and favored by a fresh breeze, ran down to the bay, turning our heads upwards towards the Patapsco. Baltimore, it was now understood, was the point of attack; and towards the river upon which that town is built we hastened under a heavy press of sail..