Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for August 24th:
"Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814.


"Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814. Engraving from The History of England by Paul de Rapin -Thoyras. (National Archives Identifier: 531090 ); Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954; Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1982; Record Group 111; National Archives

On August 24 and 25, 1814, British troops occupied Washington, D.C. and burned the Capitol, the Presidentís house, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.

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