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THIS WEEK in the War of 1812 (August 24-August 30, 1814)


Bungled Battle.

August 24, Major General Robert Ross and nearly 4,500 British troops – veterans of the wars against Napoleon in Europe – are nearing the small Maryland town of Bladensburg on the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River (known today as the Anacostia River) and a main road that leads to Washington about 8 miles away. 1,230 more words

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The British Are Coming, Again!

200 years ago today, August 24, British forces made their move on America’s capital. On their fifth day since disembarking from their ships, and in the sweltering summer heat which exceed 100 degrees, nearly 5,000 crack veteran troops marched for  several hours to finally engage the Americans around noon at the small Maryland town of Bladensburg  just a few miles outside Washington, D.C. 581 more words

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200th Anniversary of Battle of Bladensburg

BLADENSBURG, Md. (WNEW) — It’s a big week for American history buffs in the area—who are commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British advance on Washington during the War of 1812. 189 more words


200 Years Ago, DC Burned

In the evening on August 24, 1814, British troops led by Major General Robert Ross arrived in Washington after taking casualties but defeating a small American force at nearby Bladensburg, MD. 663 more words

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