Battle of Havre de Grace anniversary

John O'Neill was hailed a hero during the War of 1812 after he attempted to defend Havre de Grace from the British fleet. He was captured by British forces but freed after his daughter Matilda pleaded with the British commander.

( Baltimore Sun / December 31, 1969 )

John O'Neill was hailed a hero during the War of 1812 after he attempted to defend Havre de Grace from the British fleet. He was captured by British forces but freed after his daughter Matilda pleaded with the British commander.

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