Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/8/2007

HISTORY LESSONS: Burning down the House

This week (Aug. 24) in 1814, several thousand British soldiers entered Washington, D.C., set fire to the Capitol, the Navy Yard, the Treasury Building and, finally, the building that we now call the White House. It was the ultimate indignity in a war — the War of 1812 — abundant with indignities and ineptitude on both sides. for more click here

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