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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Supreme Court a lower courts ruling that a 40-foot-tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, though it is used to symbolize noble patriotic sacrifice.
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Also, though there are several period illustrations and good maps of battles at Bladensburg and North Point, what is missing is an overall map of Chesapeake Bay.
While Barney was ultimately forced to destroy his squadron to avoid capture, he and his flotillamen and accompanying Marines were the only bright spot in what was otherwise a debacle at Bladensburg, Maryland.
History buffs enjoy touring the DeButts family farmhouse, which offered its residents an unforgettable view of the bloody battle of Bladensburg during the War of 1812.
1814: British troops under General Ross, fresh from victory at the Battle of Bladensburg, entered the United States' capital Washington and set fire to the White House and the Capitol: President Madison and many others in his government had narrowly avoided capture in their flight after the battle.
Britain achieved victory at Bladensburg and burned Washington, D.
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