Anthony Pitch tells the story of how British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital, then set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away.
Join us Friday at noon for Pitch’s lecture on this defining moment in the coming-of-age of the United States.
Pitch is the author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, and most recently “They Killed Papa Dead!”: The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance.
Get your copy of his book signed after the presentation!
Image: The Taking of the City of Washington by the British Forces Under Major General Ross on August 24, 1814…the public property destroyed amounted to thirty Million of Dollars. Copy of engraving, 1814., 1931 - 1932