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The capture of Washington, D.C. by the British...
Item # 644906
August 30, 1814
FREEMAN'S JOURNAL & PHILADELPHIA MERCANTILE ADVERTISER, Aug. 30, 1814
* Burning of Washington (capture)
* British attack on the capital of U.S.
* Nice heraldic eagle masthead
A great issue on the capture of Washington, D.C. by the British, with pg. 2 beginning: "The Invasion" plus: "Authentic Account of the Capture of Washington" which takes 1 1/3 columns with much detail (see); then: "Account of the Battle at Bladensburg". Other related content as well.
Very handsome masthead with an engraving of an eagle with a nearly 7 inch wingspread. Scattered foxing, good condition.,
Category: War of 1812