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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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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

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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

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Lieutenant Charles Grisdale and the Battle of New Orleans

On 12 December 1814 a British fleet was anchored off Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. It was there to prepare for an attack on New Orleans. 925 more words


Laura Secord – Canadian Heroine or Chocolate Manufacturer?

Today’s agenda included a couple of quick tasks in Niagara followed by a drive to Queenston to check out a couple of Niagara Parks – The Laura Secord Homestead and MacKenzie Printery. 1,238 more words


200 Years Ago: The Battle of Credit Island

Many say it was a key moment in American History that happened in the Quad Cities.

On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, a commemoration ceremony took place on Credit Island in Davenport, where the Battle of Credit Island was 200 years ago on September 4-5, 1814. 150 more words


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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