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In the event that you too daydreamed through high school, this list may jog your memory
- The War of 1812 had begun and was still raging.
- The Battle of Baltimore occurred on September 13-14, 1814
- The star-shaped Fort McHenry and the people who battled there were able to withstand 25 hours of bombardment by the British Navy.
- This battle inspired Frances Scott Key to write the song: Star-Spangled Banner
For more information and other reviews about Fort McHenry from travelers who have been there check out the tripadvisor reviews.
As I shared with you, I am not a history buff. I know the bare basics of some bits of history. While searching for something that teaches the history of the War of 1812 or the Battle of Baltimore, I came across this highly recommended book 1812: The Navy's War by George C. Daughan. I cannot bring myself to learn about history through dry factual texts. I can learn history, and enjoy it, through factual story-telling. This book is highly recommended both for it's readability and for it's factual accounts. If you'd like to know more about this history, be sure to check out this book.
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