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Animation of the Day: Plain Pearlware Sherd from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

By Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Today’s animation is a plain pearlware sherd from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. 35 more words

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Hornbake Exhibit Reveals the Forgotten Past of Bladensburg

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

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Animation of the Day: Grommet from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

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.

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War of 1812 Murals in Hyattsville, Maryland, September 1, 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

Photography

Animation of the Day: Brass Casting Waste from the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814

By Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Today’s animation is a fragment of brass casting waste from the Bladensburg Battlefield site (51NE44) in Washington, D.C. 35 more words

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

PART I

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. 1,131 more words

National Security And Defense

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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