The burning of Washington, D.C., in 1814 was one of America’s darkest hours. The new republic that had been created by the Founding Fathers less than...
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By dawn on August 24, 1814, it had become clear that Bladensburg was the British target en route to Washington, D.C.
Before the British encircled Baltimore by land and sea, they clashed with American forces up and down Chesapeake Bay. One of the most important such...