Chesapeake Legends and Lore from the War of 1812 by Ralph E. Eshelman,Scott S. Sheads

By Ralph E. Eshelman,Scott S. Sheads

within the 200 years following the conflict of 1812, the Chesapeake crusade grew to become romanticized in tall stories and native legends. St. Michael's at the japanese Shore of Maryland was once famously solid because the city that fooled the British, and in Baltimore, the defenders of castle McHenry have been reputably rallied through a remarkably patriotic puppy chicken. In Virginia, the one casualty in a raid on Cape Henry was once reportedly the lighthouse keeper's smokehouse larder, whereas Admiral Cockburn was once acknowledged to have supped by way of the sunshine of the burning Federal constructions in Washington, D.C. Newspaper tales, traditional voters or even army group of workers decorated occasions, and 2 hundred years later, these elaborations became neighborhood lore. sign up for historians Ralph E. Eshelman and Scott S. Sheads as they look for the background at the back of the legends of the conflict of 1812 within the Chesapeake.

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