Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this hour long event.
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.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this hour long event. close
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Donald R. Kennon Vice President U.S. Capitol Historical Society->Scholarship and Education
John McCavitt Visiting Research Fellow Queen's University of Belfast (UK)->School of History and Anthropology
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