Bladensburg

Bladensburg

(blā`dənzbûrg), town (1990 pop. 8,064), Prince Georges co., S central Md., a residential suburb of Washington, D.C.; chartered 1742, inc. 1854. The defeat (Aug. 24, 1814) at Bladensburg of American troops under Gen. W. H. Winder permitted the British under Gen. Robert Ross to march on Washington, D.C., and burn many of the public buildings. The town was also the scene of a historic duel in which Stephen DecaturDecatur, Stephen
, 1779–1820, American naval officer, b. Sinepuxent, near Berlin, Md.; son of a naval officer, Stephen Decatur. After joining the U.S. navy in 1798, he rose to fame in the Tripolitan War.
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 was mortally wounded (1820) by James BarronBarron, James,
1768–1851, U.S. naval officer, b. Hampton, Va. Of a seafaring family, he served in the Virginia navy in the Revolution, entered the U.S. navy as a lieutenant in 1798, and held commands in the Mediterranean at the time of the Tripolitan War.
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Stephen Decatur's time in the fine house was cut short in 1820 when he was mortally wounded in a famous duel in nearby Bladensburg. After his death, his widow Susan Decatur rented the house to such prominent figures as Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren, and Edward Livingston, and ultimately sold it to John Gadsby.
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1814: British troops under General Ross occupied Washington and set fire to the White House and the Capitol in retaliation for American destruction of public buildings in York, capital of Upper Canada: the US government including President Madison had fled into Maryland after British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg. 1875: Matthew Webb, British merchant navy captain, became the first person to swim the English Channel, doing the breaststroke from Dover to Cap Gris Nez in 21 hours, 45 minutes.
For example, as late as 1970, close to twenty years after Baron had started to "turn the society around," contrarian and yet respected American historian David Hackett Fischer, in delineating so much of what he saw as wrong with the study of history in America, would still characterize the work of the AJHS as "antiquarian" done by "a gentleman (or lady) of respectable origins who is utterly alienated from the present." Such people, he said, were "collector[s] of dead facts, which [they] [stuff] full of sawdust and separately [enclose] in glass cases." At "the American Jewish Historical Society," he suggested factitiously, "there may be an elderly gentleman at work on an article called 'A Jewish Tourist at the Battle of Bladensburg.'"