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A view of the Capitol after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814 / G. Munger del. ; W. Strickland sculp.

A view of the Capitol after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814 / G. Munger del. ; W. Strickland sculp.

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Summary

Print shows a view from southeast of fire-damaged U.S. Capitol building, a result of the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British general Robert Ross led his troops into Washington with strict orders to burn only public buildings. On August 25, a tornado blew through the city, bringing torrential rains that quelled both fires and British desire to pursue further action in Washington.
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Reference copy filed in LOT 4386-6D Fires & disasters.
Exhibited: "Out of the Ashes : A New Library for the Nation" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May - November, 2015.

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Date

01/01/1814
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Contributors

Strickland, William, 1787-1854, engraver
Munger, George, 1781-1825, artist
place

Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication.

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