Tag: bicentennial

Archaeologist Brings Metal Detectors and Cadaver-Sniffing Dogs to Kent County Farm



By August 30, 1814, the British had already burned Washington, DC, and were winning the war by a long shot. But that day a tide-turning battle took place on a Kent County farm after Maryland militiamen spoiled a British ambush, losing none of their own number and killing 28 from the other side.

Maybe This Potential War of 1812 Trail in Dundalk Will Help Me Finally Learn Something About the War of 1812


My mother and stepfather recently traded their digital cable for an antenna that gets 20-some-odd channels, which is why when my family and I recently made the trek to Northern New York for a reunion we found ourselves watching Canadian coverage of the Olympics. (I know this is a slow burn; bear with me.) A spot came on during the commercial break showing some tall ships, marching soldiers in vintage uniforms, a horse snorting, a woman running. A voice: “200 years ago, the United States invaded our territory… but we defended our land. We stood side by side… and won the fight for Canada.”