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By Ralph E. Eshelman,Scott S. Sheads

within the 2 hundred years following the struggle of 1812, the Chesapeake crusade turned romanticized in tall stories and native legends. St. Michael's at the japanese Shore of Maryland used to be famously forged because the city that fooled the British, and in Baltimore, the defenders of citadel McHenry have been reputably rallied through a remarkably patriotic puppy chicken. In Virginia, the single casualty in a raid on Cape Henry used to be reportedly the lighthouse keeper's smokehouse larder, whereas Admiral Cockburn used to be stated to have supped by means of the sunshine of the burning Federal structures in Washington, D.C. Newspaper tales, traditional electorate or even army body of workers decorated occasions, and 2 hundred years later, these gildings became local lore. sign up for historians Ralph E. Eshelman and Scott S. Sheads as they look for the heritage in the back of the legends of the struggle of 1812 within the Chesapeake.

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