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Attack on Cape Henry Lighthouse 14th February 1813

A band of veterans from the British squadron, landed at the light house on Cape Henry, and bravely attacked the pantry and smoke house of the keeper, and captured his hams, minced pies and sauages after which they returned with flying colors to their ships.  “England expects every man to do his duty!”  This brilliant affair took place on the 14th instant.

Source: Niles Weekly Register

Extinguishing Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses

19th March, 1813

Notice is herby given, that the lights of the light house at Cape Henry, and also of all the other light houses in the Chesapeake, will be immediately extinguished.  Albert Gallatin. Treasury Department, March 19, 1813.

Source: Norfolk VA Newspaper