Battle of Bladensburg, 1814, Md., War of 1812, Manuscript Sketch



A manuscript battle plan of the Battle of Bladensburg, with preceding and following troop movements, fought on 24 August, 1814, near Bladensburg, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The battle was a part of the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812, and was fought between Royal Marines led by Major General Robert Ross, and poorly-trained American militia, under Brigadier General William H. Winder. The conflict resulted in a swift and decisive British victory, and led to the devastating Burning of Washington. Map title: Sketch of the March of the British Army under General Ross from the 19th to the 29th of Aug.t; 1814 Inset title: Sketch of the Engagement on the 24th Augt. 1814, between the British and American Forces.

• Battle of Bladensburg, 1814, sketch, battle plan, Gen. Ross, British Army, War of 1812
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