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Washington Burning: The 200th Anniversary of The War of 1812
Washingtonian ^ | August 2012 | Adam Goodheart

Posted on 08/24/2012 7:21:35 PM PDT by kiryandil

August 24, 1814.

"During the War of 1812, British troops burned much of Washington DC. And to think we never had the decency to thank them."
~Larry J

Must-watch Youtube video:

War of 1812 - Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; washington

1 posted on 08/24/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil

Americans should celebrate the anniversary by burning Washington DC again.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: kiryandil

Remember the River Raisin!


3 posted on 08/24/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kiryandil; Pharmboy

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks kiryandil.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 7:28:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

If the Brits tried that again, they’d have my support. There’s a few other towns they should torch - NY, LA, SF, Chicago.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 7:31:20 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: kiryandil

I believe an act of God saved the Capital from being occupied by the British.

At the height of their looting and burning both a hurricane and thunderstorm hit the capital. It was so severe that several British soldiers were killed and many injured.

They were forced to abandon the capital.

That really does sound like an act of God.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: kiryandil

My 3rd great grandfather fought in the War of 1812...

The Americans burnt down his widowed mothers house in the hamlet of St Davids July 1814...


7 posted on 08/24/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Bryanw92
"Americans should celebrate the anniversary by burning Washington DC again."


8 posted on 08/24/2012 7:43:13 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: yarddog
That really does sound like an act of God.

Yes it does.
9 posted on 08/24/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kiryandil
I'll see you're War of 1812 by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie and raise you The Eighth of January by Jimmy Driftwood
10 posted on 08/24/2012 7:51:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
George Armstrong Custer hosts a reunion of survivors (Kentucky Militia) of the River Raisin massacre at Monroe Michigan. It was the greatest single loss of American life in the war of 1812 with nearly 500 killed in 2 days of fighting or massacred in captivity by indian guards

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11 posted on 08/24/2012 7:55:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bryanw92

YES!


12 posted on 08/24/2012 7:55:52 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: kiryandil
So today is the anniversary of the burning of Washington, D.C., in 1814, and also of the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The only thing the two events have in common, besides happening on the same day of the year, is that both were the fault of George W. Bush.

13 posted on 08/24/2012 7:57:16 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek; yarddog

That really does sound like an act of God.

Yes it does.

***

What about the drought happening right now?


14 posted on 08/24/2012 8:00:04 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: ROTB

I have no idea about the drought.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 8:02:31 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: cripplecreek

Was that Tecumseh ???

he was down in that area...


16 posted on 08/24/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wow. Interesting family!


17 posted on 08/24/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The British indian allies were Roundhead (Wyandot) and Walks in Water (Huron).

The British Commander was Henry Proctor who found that he wasn't the great war hero he expected to be and was basically shamed for the rest of his life. On at least 2 occasions he left wounded prisoners in the care of indians who massacred them.

Canadian historian Pierre Berton wrote,

"To the Americans he remains a monster, to the Canadians a coward. He is neither--merely a victim of circumstances, a brave officer but weak, capable enough except in moments of stress, a man of modest pretensions....The prisoner of events beyond his control, Procter dallied and equivocated until he was crushed. His career is ended.

Which was about as kind as history is with Proctor.

On the other hand 9 Kentucky counties are named after men who died in the battle.
18 posted on 08/24/2012 8:18:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kiryandil; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!

19 posted on 08/24/2012 8:26:41 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: kiryandil

Yeah they burned DC in 1814. It wasn’t long after they turned tail and ran away. The “Battle of New Orleans” was also in 1814, 2 weeks after the war was over


20 posted on 08/24/2012 9:19:47 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

The Battle of New Orleans was January 8, 1815.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 9:26:21 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: exit82

Battle of Fort Bowyer February 11, 1815.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 6:18:52 AM PDT by Snowyman
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks...loved the author’s version.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Pharmboy; Snowyman; cripplecreek; SunkenCiv
The British Commander was Henry Proctor who found that he wasn't the great war hero he expected to be

CC, that's what book learnin’ gits ya.

http://1812.gc.ca/eng/1314982425662/1314982700685

Historical Overview
Major Battles
War of 1812-1815

24 posted on 08/25/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: fanfan

Everything I’ve read about Proctor indicates he was not well respected despite promotions. To be as fair as possible, I’d have to say that he was an average leader working with limited resources. At Frenchtown the majority of his troops appear to have been natives and not great at following orders.

I’m afraid “book learnin” is about all there is at this point because not to many of his personal friends are available for questions.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

A more complete history of Proctor.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/henry-procter-proctor


26 posted on 08/25/2012 4:16:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: LS

Any opinions on Henry Proctor?


27 posted on 08/25/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Nope. Nobody I spent any time on.


28 posted on 08/25/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Just thought I’d ask.

Personally I think he was just plain tired of war.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m afraid “book learnin” is about all there is at this point because not to many of his personal friends are available for questions.

LOL, that wasn't my point. I had never heard of the man before, so I googled him.

I should have added the link to Wiki where I also found the Pierre Burton quote you posted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Procter_%28British_Army_officer%29

He is best known as the commander who was decisively defeated in 1813 by the Americans and left western Ontario in American hands. Procter is regarded by many as an inept leader who relied heavily on textbook procedure. His "going by the book" is attributed to his lack of any combat experience before coming to Canada.

30 posted on 08/26/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: fanfan

I got’cha.

I personally think the man was simply burned out and reading from a textbook written for the last European war.

I wish there was more better history on the wars in this region. It was brutal fighting in this frontier. The Raisin river was named for the tangle of wild grape vines all across this part of southern Michigan.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 11:51:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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