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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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At around noon on the 24th of August, 1814, President James Madison and his cabinet watched the approaching British Army, under the command of Major General Robert Ross and Vice Admiral George Cockburn, from the heights overlooking Bladensburg, Maryland, and the Potomac River.
Malcolm McCluskey is the chairperson of the Religious Studies Department at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland.
he was appointed to serve on the new Board of Naval Commissioners (November); died of a wound received in a duel with Commodore Barron on March 22, 1820, at Bladensburg, Maryland.
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The study area starts at the confluence of the 14km long river s northeast and northwest branches in Bladensburg, Maryland, and concludes at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers near Ronald Reagan Airport, and also includes the Washington Channel.
The study area begins at the confluence of the 14km long river s northeast and northwest branches in Bladensburg, Maryland, and ends at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers near Ronald Reagan Airport, and also covers the Washington Channel.