December 13, This day during the War of 1812

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December 13, 1814 – The Action of 13 December 1814 was a naval action during the War of 1812. A flotilla of British longboats were on their way to fight the Battle of Lake Borgne. Before reaching the lake, they would encounter an American schooner of the United States Navy. USS Sea Horse had not yet made it to Bay St. Louis when spotted by Captain Lockyer’s longboats late at night on December 13, somewhere in a waterway between Lake Borgne and the Bay of St. Louis along the Gulf of Mexico. As soon as Lockyer spotted Sea Horse from a distance, an unknown number of boats were sent in that direction to cut the American schooner off and capture her. At some point, Sailing Master Johnson spotted the Royal Navy boats and attacked. A brief exchange occurred which resulted in light damage to the American schooner by a couple…

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