Washington Post: The Burning of Washington

August 24, 2014 – A report by Joel Achenbach for the Washington Post offers the truth of what is known as Washington, D.C.’s darkest day — a war he says “no one remembers.”

From the report:

The Burning of Washington was not permitted to live in infamy. Instead, the Americans turned their humiliation into a mere act of vandalism, and in the nation’s memory it would become little more than a quirky prelude to the uplifting story of the victory at Baltimore three weeks later, when the light of glaring rockets and bursting bombs gave proof that our flag was still there.

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