9.14.2014

Commodore Rodgers report to Sec'y of the Navy Jones on attack on Baltimore


September 14, 1814

COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS TO SECRETARY OF THE NAVY JONES

Baltimore Weds 14th 1814
Sir
The enemy has been severely drubbed as well his Army as his Navy & is now retiring down the river after expending many rounds of shot from 1800 to 2000 shells & at least 7 or 8 hundred rockets.
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir 

Your obedient Servant
John Rodgers
I shall give you a more particular account as soon as I get a little rest
Genl Ross of the B Army is said to be mortally wounded—

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