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War of 1812

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Archeologists Dig Up 200-Year-Old History In Patterson Park

The citizens of Baltimore stood their ground against the British during the War of 1812. While Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key get the most attention, another part of the city was just as important.

04/21/2014

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Dig Underway In Patterson Park To Unearth Fort Citizens Built To Stop The British

When it comes to the War of 1812, Fort McHenry gets most of the attention in Baltimore. But efforts are underway to unearth another fortification that’s not so well known.

03/28/2014

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Maryland 1812 Commission Awards $1.2M In Grants

The Maryland 1812 Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants to projects across the state that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem next year.

10/23/2013

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New Star-Spangled Banner Takes Shape In Maryland

It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

08/01/2013

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War Of 1812 Conference To Be Held At Naval Academy

More than 200 people are expected to be in Annapolis to discuss the War of 1812.

06/09/2013

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Maritime Museum Exhibit Tells War Of 1812 Story

Runaway slaves, captured women and children, British officers bestowing suspicious gifts and turncoat plantation owners trading with the enemy under a white flag — it all happened in Maryland on the Chesapeake during the War of 1812, according to a new exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

05/11/2013

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Smithsonian Navigates History From Galileo To GPS

In the age of hand-held GPS devices, navigating by the stars may seem quaint and irrelevant. So it may come as a surprise that it took hundreds of years to develop the tools needed to find our way across oceans, through the air and into deep space.

04/10/2013

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Battle Of Bladensburg Sculpture Close To Complete

A memorial commemorating the Battle of Bladensburg is nearly complete, and supporters hope it will soon be installed in Prince George’s County.

01/07/2013

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Navy’s Blue Angels To Return To Baltimore

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Baltimore for the end of the Star-Spangled Spectacular commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

12/11/2012

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Veteran Of War Of 1812 Honored With Headstone

Descendants are paying tribute to a War of 1812 veteran who, as a teenager, played a key role in the Battle of Baltimore.

11/05/2012

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Portrait Gallery To Hold Symposium On War of 1812

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is joining with historians and scholars for a symposium on the War of 1812 at the National Portrait Gallery next week in Washington.

10/26/2012

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Crew Of Ship Involved In War Of 1812 Teaches History To Park Rangers At Fort McHenry

When the United States waged war against England 200 years ago, Baltimore was at its center. Not only was the battle at Fort McHenry important, so too was what was being built in the Inner Harbor.

10/03/2012

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