CRANEY ISLANDS (CHESAPEAKE BAY)
\kɹˈe͡ɪni ˈa͡ɪləndz t͡ʃˈɛsəpˌiːk bˈe͡ɪ], \kɹˈeɪni ˈaɪləndz tʃˈɛsəpˌiːk bˈeɪ], \k_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n_i_ ˈaɪ_l_ə_n_d_z__ tʃ_ˈɛ_s_ə_p_ˌiː_k b_ˈeɪ]\
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Commanded the approach to Norfolk. 1500 troops were sent on June 3, 1813, from the British fleet under Admiral Warren to capture the island, which was defended by 737 men directed by General Robert B. Taylor. The American artillery opened upon them with terrible effect. Five of the transport barges were sunk and the rest retreated. The British loss was eighty-one, the Americans lost none. This defeat frustrated all hope of capturing Norfolk.
By John Franklin Jameson