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American Artifacts: Burning of Washington River Tour

1814 British Woodcut

1814 British Woodcut

Washington, DC
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Steve Vogel, author of "Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation" tells the story of the August 24, 1814 burning of Washington by taking us on a river tour with his boat.  Mr. Vogel argues that the waterways were key to the British commanders, who thought that capturing and burning the city might bring the War of 1812 to an end.

Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:47am (ET)

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