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The Burning of the White House and the Star Spangled Banner

Originally posted on War and Security:
On 2 June 1814, 2,500 men from Wellington’s army under the command of Major General Robert Ross, like many of his men a Peninsular War veteran, left Bordeaux, arriving at Bermuda on 25 July. Another battalion of 900 men was then added to Ross’s force. Ross’s force and its…