The Battle of Bladensburg; Page 5
The British Recover and Advance
Commodore Barney's guns, and the shots from his 500 sailors and marines were taking a toll on the British lines of Infantry.
The greater number of British soldiers, firing from their lines, were also taking a toll on the American sailors and marines.
The greater problem was that more British soldiers were coming in from both right and left flanks, and all the thousands of American Militia had fled.
Even the US Regulars to Barney's right had retreated and left the field.
But the American sailors were not giving up without a total immersion into fighting these invaders.