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Post-Traumatic Stress: Major Armistead

The commander at Fort McHenry had been through a lot from the incredible British bombardment in September of 1814. He knew how critical it was to hold on no matter what. 475 more words

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WAVES at Work

Navy WAVES do maintenance on Navy aircraft c. 1944.  Happy Labor Day!

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

A Poem Is Born

On Friday, September 16, 1814 Francis Scott Key was released by the British along with 26 year old Colonel John Skinner, Dr. Beanes, and the crew of the cartel that had spent over a week with the enemy fleet. 494 more words

Sam Smith

New Book: “¡A la vuelta de la esquina! El Caribe camino a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 1938-1941”

Dr. Héctor R. Marín Román’s ¡A la vuelta de la esquina! El Caribe camino a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 1938-1941 was published by Editorial Gaviota in June 2014. 167 more words

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Darkest Before the Dawn: The Bombardment of Fort McHenry

Tuesday, September 13, 1814 began with a boom! The British unleashed the full might of their bomb ships that were  positioned about two miles away from Fort McHenry. 573 more words

Sam Smith

Smith's Strategy for the Battle of North Point

General Sam Smith was not going to lay back and wait for the British to reach Baltimore before he went into action. First off, the seasoned American military strategist had correctly predicted that the British would in fact insert their land forces at North Point. 496 more words

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