Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol

Historian and researcher John McCavitt looks at the British perspective of the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. Major General… read more

Historian and researcher John McCavitt looks at the British perspective of the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. Major General Robert Ross led British troops into Washington in 1814 and ultimately made the decision to burn many public buildings, including the White House. 

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kennon, Donald R. Vice President U.S. Capitol Historical Society->Scholarship and Education
  • McCavitt, John Visiting Research Fellow Queen's University of Belfast (UK)->School of History and Anthropology

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Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol

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Program ID:
307384-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 25, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 16, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 25, 2012 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2012 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 15, 2012 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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