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The British Burn Washington, 1814

Posted on 12. Dec, 2009 by admin in American History, History

The British Burn Washington, 1814

The British Burn Washington, 1814 August of 1814 was one of the hottest in the memory of the approximately 8,000 residents of America’s new capital. The sweltering, humid heat turned the stagnate marshes surrounding the city into thriving hatcheries for disease-carrying mosquitoes. To make matters worse, the city found itself the target of an invading [...]