War of 1812 Re-enactment, Havre de Grace, Maryland, May 4, 2013
The first photograph is as I drew up at the Lockhouse Museum at the north end of town. On the left are some of Captain Edward Aisquith's Sharpshooters (riflemen) relaxing talking to a British officer. Aisquith's Sharpshooters, specifically two young men, Daniel Wells (18) and Henry Gough McComas, are the guys that local legend credit with mortally shooting British General Ross during the attempted British attack on the town, September 12, 1814. They were killed at the same time Ross received his fatal wound. The older guy with the white beard and his arm up testing on the sign is Buzz Chriest. He gave me a lot of information when I first started my research and yesterday he put in a nice word about my book with visitors.