Tag Archives: War of 1812

Last battle against Britain

The iconic view of New Orleans includes the dramatic statue of Andrew Jackson on a rearing horse, the St. Louis Cathedral rising in the background. The statue commands  the surrounding park, Jackson Square, named for the man who became a hero … Continue reading

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O, say can you see? Stories of a national anthem

On September 13 and 14 Americans will commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, a mostly forgotten battle in U.S. history… except that it gave the United States its national anthem. The song is a stirring tribute of the battle by … Continue reading

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British invasion at North Point

During the War of 1812 the citizens of Baltimore knew their city was a big target.  With the powerful British navy sailing up the Chesapeake Bay toward them, they were scared. The Committee of Vigilance and Safety chose Major General Samuel … Continue reading

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