British Military

  • Alexander Cochrane
    Alexander Cochrane

    Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane was Commander-in-Chief of the North American Station in 1814, overseeing the raids of the Chesapeake.

  • George Cockburn
    George Cockburn

    Rear Admiral George Cockburn organized the raids along the Chesapeake under Alexander Cochrane’s orders.

  • Colonial Marines
    Colonial Marines

    Escaped enslaved individuals who chose to serve in the British military were placed in the Corps of Colonial Marines.

  • James Alexander Gordon
    James Alexander Gordon

    Captain James Alexander Gordon was the commander of the British diversion up the Potomac River.

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker

    Captain Peter Parker was commander of the British feint to the Upper Chesapeake.

  • Robert Ross
    Robert Ross

    In 1814, Major General Robert Ross lead the Royal Army in the Chesapeake region.

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