Washington, Jan. 28, 12 o’clock,A.M.
Clarion Office, Nashville,
January 10, 12 A.M.
FROM NEW ORLEANS.
Extract from a letter to his Excellency, Gov. Blount, from Col. Andrew Hynes, dated Orleans City, Dec. 30.
The British have landed with a large army, and are now within about five miles of the city of New Orleans. We began fighting them on the night of the 23d inst. and have been at it almost ever since, but the principle mischief has been done by cannonading. Gen. Coffee’s division of the army covered themselves with glory, on the night of the 23rd. His loss was considerable, among whom were the brave Colonel Lauderdale and Major Cavenaugh-Cols. Dyer and Gibson were wounded. Whatever may be the issue of the pending conflict, rest only with Heaven. We pray to the Almighty that we may not tarnish the reputation of the troops of Tennessee. A detachment is this moment advancing from our lines on the enemy, and our heavy artillery are firing almost constantly on them.
Day before yesterday the brave col. Henderson and some others were killed by the advance of the enemy’s column on the left wing of our army.
Gen. Jackson, Carroll and Coffee are worth more than their weight in gold to the American government.
Adm. Cochrane is said to be with the army, and perhaps is not more than a miles from us.
This is said to be the army that took the City of Washington.
Gen. Kean is said to be the commander.
Published in the Maryland Gazette-February 2, 1815.