The Battle of Bladensburg; Page 6

Com. Barney's Sailors Charge!

Days ago, on the river at Pig Point, the American sailors had to retreat when they were outnumbered and beaten, and they had to destroy their own flotilla so it would not fall into the hands of the British.
They were mad. They knew they were the last defenders before Washington. They were by-God going to do something.

The American sailors charged at the British lines, shouting "Board 'em!" The British suffered losses at the hands of the sailor's sharp cutlasses, boarding axes and pikes, but held their lines.
The sailors fell back to their lines, and British were closing in on the left and right.
Com. Barney and marine Capt. Miller knew they had done all they could, but the British could not be stopped.