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College Park students think they’re tough.
Sure, every couple of years they get mad at a sports game – maybe they set a few things on fire. 673 more words
By Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory.
Today’s animation is a grommet from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. This artifact is part of a larger collection of artifacts from the Battle of Bladensburg that were loan to the Virtual Curation Laboratory to be scanned for the battle’s bicentennial on August 24th, 2014.
September 1 was the actual Labor Day holiday itself. I spent the morning participating in the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade in high heat and high humidity (which you can read more about… 223 more words
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. 1,131 more words
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