Early National America 1790-1850 (Discovering U.S. History) by Tim McNeese

By Tim McNeese

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The battle raged on the Potomac River as the British continued to fire guns and flares at the city. Buildings caught fire and ammunition stores exploded. 45 46 Early National America and a dark red light was thrown upon the road, sufficient to permit each man to view distinctly his comrade’s face. . , nothing could be seen except heaps of smoking ruins, and even the bridge, a noble structure upwards of a mile in length, was almost entirely demolished. There were almost no British casualties as they rampaged through the capital.

August 24, 1814, had proven to be a day of destruction, humiliation, and defeat for the Americans. Fort McHenry Stands Firm But the sideshow of burning Washington City was only a distraction for the British. Their actual goal, Fort McHenry, lay further north. They marched on. One thousand American troops were waiting for the British at the fort. To reach the city of Baltimore, the British would have to sail their ships past McHenry, in the face of its heavy guns. The enemy arrived on September 13, 1814, and commenced firing on the great masonry fortress.

In August of the following year the burning of York would lead to a similar action on the part of the British against an American city— Washington City. Control of the Great Lakes With the fighting ranging along the Canadian/American border, both sides began to focus their strategies on control of the Great Lakes. Both knew that such control might determine the fate of the Old Northwest. To that end, the British 39 40 Early National America and Americans soon engaged in a boat-building race on Lake Erie.

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