TITLE

MILITIA REDEEMED BEFORE BALTIMORE

AUTHOR(S)
George, Christopher T.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Military History;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recalls the Battle of North Point in Maryland on September 12, 1814. Reasons behind the failure of the battle of Maryland militiamen with British to defend Washington D.C.; Contributions of former U.S. President James Madison to the battle; Impact of the death of British Major General Robert Ross on the war; Criticisms against Major General Samuel Smith for his failure to launch a full-scale attack on British troops who are retreating; Difference between the accounts of the Battle of North Point of the U.S. and Great Britain.
ACCESSION #
17957656

 

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