Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dolley Madison Saves Washington: Part II

Within hours after Dolley Madison “rescued” the portrait of George Washington, the British Redcoats marched in and torched the city. The British Invade Washington Politicians and military personnel alike were surprised that the British Army would target Washington, DC.  In … Continue reading

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DOLLEY MADISON SAVES WASHINGTON: PART I

 In the old days, every school child knew that First Lady Dolley Madison saved the portrait of George Washington from the approaching British Army.  Fact?  Legend? The War of 1812:  Target Washington The War of 1812, the second war between … Continue reading

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