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 Defense of the Nation: Maryland in the War of 1812
Defense of the Nation: Maryland in the War of 1812
04/21/2014
Brought to you by: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

This traveling exhibit from the Baltimore National Heritage Area offers the opportunity to experience the crucial Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812. Because so much of the War of 1812 happened on Maryland soil and in Chesapeake waters, Marylanders have much to be proud of and commemorate during the upcoming Bicentennial. The War of 1812 unified a fractured nation, secured our independence from Great Britain, and produced two powerful national symbols: the National Anthem and “Star-Spangled Banner” flag. Marylanders remember the War of 1812 as a bloody and courageous three-year effort...
 


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