200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC

Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British… read more

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British soldiers defeated American troops at the Battle of Bladensburg just outside the nation’s capital. The British forces then marched into the city and burned down the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and other government buildings.

The panelists were: Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation; Christopher T. George, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay; Ralph Eshelman, co-author of In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake; and Peter Snow, author of When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington. John McCavitt spoke from the audience.

This “Writers Roundtable,” held in the Education Building of the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, was part of the “Undaunted Weekend” of the Battle of Bladensburg Festival. close

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  • Christopher T. George Founding Editor Journal of the War of 1812
  • John McCavitt Visiting Research Fellow Queen's University of Belfast (UK)->School of History and Anthropology
  • Peter Snow Presenter (Former) BBC->Newsnight
  • Steve Vogel Staff Writer (Former) Washington Post->Military Affairs
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200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC

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Format:
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Location:
Bladensburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Aug 23, 2014 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 03, 2014 | 1:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Aug 23, 2014 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2014 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2014 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2014 | 3:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2014 | 7:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2014 | 11:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2014 | 1:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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