National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: June 5, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

Dr. Richard Barbuto to Discuss Mr. Madisonís War: 1813, The Tragic Conflict Continues at the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)… On Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. the National Archives will host Dr. Richard Barbuto who will discuss Mr. Madisonís War: 1813, The Tragic Conflict Continues. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede this event. Note: this program was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

Two hundred years ago, America suffered through a ruinous time. The war declared the previous year amidst predictions of an easy victory had taken a calamitous turn for the worse. President James Madison was caught in a trap of his own doing. The Royal Navy raided the American coast with impunity and Native Americans brought the war to the frontier, even as repeated American invasions of Canada were turned back. Partisan politics hit a crescendo of verbal violence which dwarfs that of recent years. Suffering stalked the land and American unity was nearly shattered.

To make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email

About the Speaker

Richard Barbuto is professor and deputy director of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a twenty-three year veteran of the U.S. Army and author of Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada. He was awarded a doctorate in American history from the University of Kansas in 1996.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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