Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Joseph Haslet, Delaware's War Governor-- Part 4: Lewes Attacked

The British bombarded Lewes on April 6, 1813.  There were no human American casualties, but "one chicken was killed and one pig wounded."

Over 300 British cannonballs were picked up by the Americans (who didn't have cannonballs in the battle).  Between 40 and 50 were of the 32-pdr. variety.  A British landing the next day was beaten off.  In June, though, the British landed at Milford and took what they needed.

Meanwhile. the other British fleet in the Chesapeake was raiding towns along the coast:  Havre de Grace, Georgetown and Frenchtown.  Everyone in New Castle County, Delaware, was nervous.


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