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War of 1812 Talk by Christopher T. George: Cockburn Attacks Havre de Grace. Bel Air, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:30 P.M

February 8, 2012

 Admiral Cockburn burning and plundering Havre de Grace, May 3, 1813.  The printmaker William Charles put the wrong date on the print, June 1, 1813! Courtesy Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:30 P.M. Historical Society of Harford County Headquarters, 143 North Main Street (at the corner of Main and Gordon Streets), Bel Air, Maryland. Sponsored by the Archeological Society of Northern Chesapeake (ASNC). No Charge. Talk is at 7:30 P.M. ASNC will hold a business meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Christopher T. George
Author/Reseacher on the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay

Christopher T. George gives a lively, illustrated presentation on the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, placing the war in this region in the context of the whole war. George examines issues leading up to this misunderstood war and the roles played by Great Britain’s Royal Navy, President James Madison and others. He takes a close look at major strategic events in the Chesapeake, including the British blockade of the East Coast, the destruction of Havre de Grace, British Major General Robert Ross’s burning of the public buildings of Washington, D.C., the Battle of North Point, and of course Francis Scott Key and the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry. High school and adult audiences. Requires screen, laptop and LCD projector for Powerpoint.

Christopher T. George is the author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay published by White Mane in 2001. He is the founding editor of the Journal of the War of 1812 and coordinator of the National War of 1812 Symposium series held each fall since 1996. See

See my War of 1812 blog at where I today discuss the model of Havre de Grace that is being built for the Bicentennial of the British attack on the town.

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