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his zeal and exertions upon every I have not yet received any offi-
I have, &c.
&c. &c. &c.
Downing-street, April 17, which is enclosed) reporting their
1815. services. He particularly men- A dispatch, of which the followtions Capt. Money, of the Trave, ing is a Copy, has been this day who, I am much concerned to received by Earl Bathurst, one of say, had both bones of his leg his Majesty's Principal Secretaries Broken by a musket shot, advanc- of State, from Major-General Sir ing under a heavy fire to the at- John Lambert, K. C. B. comtack of a battery that was after- manding on the coast of Louiwards carried. The conduct of siana :Captain Money at Washington and near Baltimore, where he was Head-Quarters, Isle Dauphine, employed with the army, having
Feb. 14, 1815. before occasioned my noticing him My Lord,- My dispatch dated to their Lordships, I bey leave January 29th will have informed now to recornmend him most your Lordship of the re-embarkastrongly to their protection. The tion of this force, which was comwound that he has received not - pleted on the 30th: the weather affording him any probability of came on so bad on that night, his being able to return to his and continued so until the 5th of duty for a considerable time, 1 February, that no communication have given him Icave of absence could be held with the ships at to go to Englavd; and shall en- the inner anchorage, at a distance trust lu him my dispatches. of about 17 miles.
It being agreed between Vice. position was made to move on toAdmiral Sir Alexander Cochrane wards the fort, covered by the and myself that operations should light companies. The enemy was be carried towards Mobile, it was not seen until about twelve hun. decided that a force should be sent dred yards in front of their work: against Fort Bowyer, situated on they gradually fell back, and no the eastern point of the entrance firing took place, until the whole of the bay; and from every infor. had retired into the fort, and our mation that could be obtained, it advance had pushed on nearly to was considered a brigade would within three hundred yards. Hav. be sufficient for this object, with ing reconnoitred the fort with a respectable force of artillery. Lieutenant - Colonels Burgoyne I ordered the 2d brigade, com- and Dickson, we were decidedly posed of the 4th, 21st, and 44th of opinion, that the work was regiments, for this service, toge- only formidable against an assault; ther with such means in the en- that batteries being once estabgineer and artillery department as lished, it must speedily fall.the chief and commanding officer Every exertion was made by the of the royal artillery might think navy to land provisions, and the expedient. The remainder of the necessary equipment of a battering force had orders to disembark on train, and engineers' stores. We Isle Dauphine, and encamp; and broke ground on the night of the Major-General Keane, whom I 8th, and advanced a firing party am truly happy to say has return- to within one hundred yards of ed to his duty, superintended this the fort during the night. The arrangement.
position of the batteries being deThe weather being favourable cided upon the next day, they on the 7th for landing to the east- were ready to receive their guns ward of Mobile Point, the ships on the night of the 10th, and on destined to move on that service, the morning of the 11th the fire sailed under the command of Cap- of a battery of four 18-pounders tain Ricketts, of the Vengeur, but on the left, and two 8-inch howitdid not arrive in sufficient time zers on the right, each at about that evening to do more than de- one hundred yards distance, two termine the place of disembark 6-pounders at about three hunation, which was about three miles dred yards, and eight sınall cofrom Fort Bowyer.
horns advantageously placed on At day-light the next morning the right, with intervals between the troops got into the boats, and one hundred and two hundred six hundred men were landed, yards, all furnished to keep up an under Lieut.-Colonel Debbeig, of incessant fire for two days, were the 44th, without opposition, who prepared to open. Preparatory to immediately threw out the light commencing, I summoned the companies, under Lieut. Bennet, fort, allowing the commanding of the 4th regiment, to cover the officer half an hour for his decilanding of the brigade. Upon the sion upon such terms as were prowhole being disembarked, a dis- poscd. Finding he was inclined
to consider them, I prolonged the val force, I received every asperiod at his request, and at three -sistance. o'clock the fort was given up to a (Signed) JOHN LAMBERT. British guard, and British colours Major-Gen. Commanding. hoisted, the terms being signed Earl Bathurst, &c. by Major Smith, military secretary, and Captain Ricketts, R. N. Return of Casualties in the and finally approved of by the army under the command of Ma-' Vice-Admiral and myself, which jor-General Lambert, employed I have the honour to enclose. I before Fort Boyer, between the am happy to say, our loss has not sth and 12th February, 1815.been very great; and we are in- Total—13 killed, 18 wounded. debted for this, in a great mea
(Signed) sure, to the efficient means at
J. Sroven, D. A. G. tached to this force.
Had we been obliged to resort to any other Return of the American Garmode of attack, the fall could not rison of Fort Boyer, which surhave been looked for under such rendered to the force under Mafavourable circumstances. jor-Gen Lambert, Feb. U, 1815.
We have certain information of 1 field-officer, 3 captains, 10 a force having been sent from subalterns, 2 staff, 16 serjeants, Mobile, and disembarked about 16 drummers, 327 rank and file, 19 miles off, in the night of the 20 women, 16 children, 3 serJoth, to attempt its relief; two vants, not soldiers. schooners, with provisions, and
(Signed) an intercepted letter, fell into our Fred. Stoven, D. A. A. G. hands, taken by Captain Price, R. N. stationed in the bay.
ADMIRALTY-OFFICE. I cannot close this dispatch without naming to your Lordship Extract of a letter from Viceagain, Lieut.-Colonels Dickson, Admiral Sir Alexander Cochroyal artillery, and Burgoyne, rane, G. C. B. &c. to John W. royal engineers, who displayed Croker, esq. dated on board their usual zeal and abilities; and His Majesty's ship Tonnant, Lieutenant Bennett, of the 4th, off Mobile Bay, the 14th of who commanded the light com
February, 1815. panies, and pushed up close to It being the intention of Majorthe enemy's works.
General Lambert and myself to Captain Honourable R. Spen- have attacked Mobile, and findcer, R. N. who had been placed ing the entrance into the bay so with a detachment of seamen un- guarded by Fort Boyer as to render my orders, greatly facilitated der it unsafe to attempt forcing a the service in every way by his passage with the smaller ships of exertions.
war, the Major-General and myFrom Captain Ricketts, of the self thought it advisable to attack R. N. who was charged with the the fort by land, and on the 7th landing and disposition of the na- a detachment of ships, under the Vol. LVII.
command of Captain Ricketts, of Britannic Majesty in its existing the Vengeur, effected a landing of state as to the works, ordinance, the troops intended for this ser- ammunition, and every species of vice about three miles to the east- military store. ward of the fort, which was im- Art. 2. That the garrison shall mediately invested,and our trench- be considered as prisoners of war; es, in the course of 48 hours, the troops to march out with their pushed to within pistol-shot of colours flying and drums beating, the enemy's works.
and ground their arms on the glaThe batteries being completed cis, the officers retaining their upon the 11th, the fort was sum- swords; and the whole to be moned, when the officer com- embarked in such ships as the manding it, seeing the impossibi- British naval commander-in-chief lity of effecting any good by fur- shall appoint. ther resistance, agreed to sur- Art. 3. All private property to render, upon the terms proposed be respected. to him by Major-General Lam- Art. 4. That a communication bert (a copy of the capitulation is shall be made of the same immeenclosed), and on the following diately to the commanding officer day the garrison, consisting of of the 7th military district of the about 366 soldiers of the enemy's United States, and every endeaed regiment of infantry and ar- vour made to effect an early extillery, marched out and ground- change of prisoners. ed their arms, and were embark- Art. 5. That the garrison of the ed on board the ships of the squa- United States remain in the fort, dron.
until twelve o'clock to-morrow, The fort was found to be in a a British guard being put in poscomplete state of repair, having session of the inner gate at three 22 guns mounted, and being o'clock to-day, the body of the amply provided with ammuni. guard remaining on the glacis, tion. To Captain Ricketts, and and that the British flag be hoistto the Hon. Captain Spencer, ed at the same time; an officer of who commanded the seamen land- each service remaining at the ed with the army, I am indebted head-quarters of each commander, for their zeal and exertions in until the fulfilment of these arlanding and transporting the can- ticles. non and supplies, by which the Agreed, on the part of the fort was so speedily reduced. Royal Navy.
(Signcd) T. R. RICKETTS, Articles of Capitulation agreed
Captain of bis Maupon between Lieutenant-Colo
jesty's ship Vengeur. nel Lawrence and Major-Ge- (Signed) H. G. Smith, Major neral Lambert, for the surrend
and Military Sec. er of Fort Boyer, on Mobile Point,
(Signed) R. CHAMBERLAIN, February 11, 1815.
Capt. of the 2d regiArt. 1. That the fort shall be
ment United States surrendered to the army of his
French frigate had gone into
Gaeta, probably with a view of (Signed) Alex. Cochrane, carrying off the Buonaparte fa
Commander : in- mily, he proceeded, by my desire, Chiefofhis Majesty's on Tuesday evening, in order to ships, &c.
A Neapolitan General arrived (Signed) J. LAMBERT. Major- at Civita Vecchia on Wednesday Gen. Commanding. from Palermo, which he left the8th;
he reported to me, that the King (Signed) WM.
LAWrence, had left Palermo for Messina; and Lieut. - Colonel 2d that the British and Sicilian troops infantry, Command
were ready to embark. Letters ing
had been sent from General Nu. gent and Lord Burghersh, by Terracina and Ponza to General
M'Farlane, advising the debarkFOREIGN-OFFICE, JUNE 5.
ation to be as near Naples as pos
sible. Letters, of which the following
If Lord Burghersh's dispatches are extracts, have been this morn
have arrived, your Lordship will ing received by Lord Castlereagh have been informed that the Duc from E. Cooke, esq. one of his
de Gallo had surrendered two sail Majesty's Under Secretaries of of the line, and the whole arsenal State for Foreign Affairs, dated
of Naples, by capitulation, to Rome, a Via della Croci. Captain Campbell, of the Tre Rome, a Via della Croci, mendous, on his threatening to May 20.
bombard the city. I enclose copies of military re- The accounts herewith sent ports from Colonel Church, who will prove satisfactorily to your is employed under Gen. Nugent, Lordship, that the war is on the to the 18th inst. by Lord Stewa eve of being successfully termiart's directions,
nated. The Neapolitan army does On Tuesday last I went to Ci- not support the cause of Murat, vita Vecchia, with the view of much less the people, who receive communicating with Lord Ex- the allied troops as liberators, and mouth in his passage from Genoa are merely anxious for the resto Naples. On Thursday evening toration of their ancient and legihis Lordship's flag appeared in timate Sovereign, being exaspethe offing, with four sail of the rated and disgusted with all the line, and I went on board, and vexations, deceptions, and perfi. put him in possession of all dies of Murat. details ; upon which he proceed- I have sent the originals of ed forthwith to the Bay of Naples, Colonel Church's reports to Lord where he must have arrived this Stewart at Vienna. morning
I most sincerely congratulate The Berwick, of 74 guns, Cap- your Lordship on the prospect of tain Bruce, came to Civita Vec- so early and happy a termination chia on Saturday; finding that a to the projects of Murat.