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October 29, 2013
Trail Advisory Council Appointed
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office announces the appointment of 23 members to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council.

 

Did You Know?

The British burned parts of Washington, D.C. including the White House in August 1814.

The low point in the War of 1812 for the United States was undoubtedly the British occupation of Washington in August of 1814. Neither Secretary of War John Armstrong nor any other high official in the government thought the capital was in jeopardy because it had no real strategic value.