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Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains vivid. It was two centuries ago this week that British ships descended on Baltimore to deliver a death blow to the young United States. They had seized and burned Washington, and they thought they would score an easy victory here. But then the unexpected happened. Hours after a cocky British general declared, "I will dine in Baltimore tonight — or in Hell," he was shot dead in North Point. The British marched through East...

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