9.30.2014

Letter from George Douglas on Battles of North Point and Fort Mc Henry


September 30, 1814

Letter from George Douglas, Baltimore merchant and Private, Baltimore Fencibles, writing to a friend:

“I give you joy, my dear friend; after a tremendous conflict we have got rid of the enemy for the present.  Baltimore has maintained its honor.  It has not only saved itself, but it must tend to save the country by showing Philadelphia, New York and other cities how to contend against the enemy with spirit, bravery and unanimity, all of which have been shown in the memorable days and nights of the 12th, 13th and 14th of September 1814.”

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