While Washington Burned: The Battle for Fort Erie, 1814

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While Washington Burned: The Battle for Fort Erie, 1814 - Joseph Whitehorne. While Washington burned on the night of August 25, 1814 the costliest fighting of the War of 1812 raged along the Niagara Frontier. The story of the Battle of Fort Erie recounts the first U.S. victory on the land during the war. Featuring maps and extensive appendixes of the armies involved, the book analyzes the strategy and tactics of the battle and highlights the emergence of new military leaders, like Winfield Scott. 1992, cloth, index, biblio., maps, 227 pp. 101-W0018 ISBN: 1-877853-18-6