The Burning of Washington in 1814 was an attack during the War of 1812 ... D.C.
and set fire to many public buildings, including the White House (known as the ...
On this day in 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and
England, British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in ...
Aug 22, 2014 ... ... of 1812 neared its conclusion, British forces torched the White House, ... Over
the next couple of days, the British briefly exchanged fire with a ...
America had been at war with the British Empire since 1812, but the action so far
had ... A messenger was dispatched to the White House to warn First Lady Dolley
... The powder magazines were, of course, set on fire, and exploded with a ...
Nov 9, 2014 ... One of his comrades bundled up the silver White House cutlery in the ... and the
single most destructive act in the almost forgotten war of 1812.
Aug 31, 2014 ... A drawing of the White House after the fire of 1814. ... James Madison in the War
of 1812 -- a sort of second war of American independence.
Aug 23, 2014 ... ... seized control of Washington, D.C., and set the White House on fire. ... The
Americans had declared war on us in 1812 because we were ...
Jun 18, 2012 ... British forces attacked Washington and torched the White House. ... For the
Americans who do know something about it, the War of 1812 is a string ... sacked
Washington and burned down the President's House—a humiliation ...
Saving History: Dolley Madison, the White House and the War of 1812 .... In
addition to the White House, the fire in Washington severely damaged many ...
Feb 2, 2013 ... So in short, it was the British who burnt down the White House, not the ... it was
not Canadians who did it, but the British during the War of 1812.