Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Macdonough’s Victory on Lake Champlain

2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. An exhibit about this war sometimes referred to as the Second Revolutionary War in America, will be put on display at the Delaware Public Archives starting June18th. The exhibit will present some of the Archive’s finest documents relating to the war, along with highlighting a few of Delaware’s heroes who bravely defended our great state. In the war that would inspire Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner and see the White House in flames, the small state of Delaware would contribute much to the defense of the nation. Delaware’s brave men and women helped stave off a British attack in the town of Lewes, render a devastating defeat on the British fleet on Lake Champlain, and contributed to ending the war through the Treaty of Ghent. Come see more about these events and much more about Delaware’s role in the war at the Delaware Public Archives. If you see the exhibit and want more, check out our links to the War of 1812 website along with our free eBooks.

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