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The War of 1812 – USA

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 by

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number of memorials. As a follow-up, here is a collection of equally-important sites in the USA, where the War covered a huge area, from the Great Lakes and mid-west, to the east coast and the deep south. We begin with Fort McHenry in Baltimore1. The distinctive star-shape of Fort McHenry, with…

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Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
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