Maryland and the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was a thirty-two month armed forces conflict between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its North American colonies and its Indian companions. The sequel resolved many affairs which endured from the American War of Independence, but no agreement was made to establish a partition in change.
Maryland felt the ocean-going collision of the War of 1812 as well as the corporeal influence of a foreign conquering. For much of the warfare, the British Navy blockaded America's seaports up and down the coast, incapacitating towns such as Baltimore that depended on trade. Baltimoreans combated against in the small, fast-moving ships local shipwrights had designed, and the incident precipitated the British to brand Baltimore "a nest of pirates" and forbid direct dispute with American ships. Throughout the middle years of the war, Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn oversaw descent on the Chesapeake Bay coast.
On August 24, 1814, American troops preserved the capital under Brigadier General William Winder were vanquished by the British at the Battle of Bladensburg (Prince George's County), which permitted the capture and burning of Washington, D.C.
The British then sailed up the Chesapeake to Baltimore. There a land annexation had come to rest on September 12, 1814 at the Battle of North Point, east of Baltimore City in Dundalk. By sea, the mooring was protected by Fort McHenry, which succored a weighty bombardment from the British Navy September 13 through the forenoon of the 14th.
Upon noticing that the American flag still flew over the fort on September 14th, indigenous Maryland lawyer Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner," which later became the national anthem of the United States. Following their subjugate, the British withdrew from the Chesapeake Bay! 🤺⚓