This day before dawn did a large force of ours with great stealth and cunning, and to pay back the actions of several days past, steal into place about the port to lay an ambuscado; and about an hour past dawn marched out the corps du guard and took they their positions on watch the which were somewhat out from the port and I with Sir R. W. in the trenches hard by and he caused our hagabushers and muskets to fire upon them, and by and by to trick them into advancing we did retreat so that we might draw them further out but when it came time for the sign to be given to attack, the which was to be Sir T. B. throwing up his hat, Captain Barton and his company saw not the sign and with our men calling out to them, the enemy took alarm and ran back to the port as fast as they might and we were not able to entrap them; in our retreat the enemy his artillery shot at us and one bullet did kill d’Hallot his horse and broke his leg the which they say is not a bad wound but we shall see if it be so; this night we supped on capons and drank much good wine and had a good fire as well.
The account of this fight is recounted in Coningsby as is the supper of capons.
Coningsby, Thomas, Jornall of Cheife Thinges Happened in Our Jorney from Deape the 13. of Auguste, Untyll, MS.- Harl. 288. f. 253279, p. 52-53. Camden Miscellany by Camden Society (Great Britain), Royal Historical Society (Great Britain), published by Camden Society, 1847 Item notes: v.1 (1847)