A Sketch of the Events which Preceded the Capture of Washington, by the British, on the twenty-fourth of August, 1814. E D. I., Edward D. Ingraham.

A Sketch of the Events which Preceded the Capture of Washington, by the British, on the twenty-fourth of August, 1814.

Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1849. iv, 66 pp. Illus. with 1 folding b/w map. 8vo. Original quarter cloth over paper covered boards. First edition. A good solid copy, boards rubbed and spotted, map creased at folds with one small separation at intersection, institutional bookplate on front pastedown, blind stamp on title, foxed endpapers, faint dampstain along top edge on preliminaries, owner's name on title. Sabin 34772. Howes I 48. Church 1358. Item #43041

"This is the earliest carefully prepared monograph upon the battle of Bladensburg and the subsequent capture of Washington, August 19--25, 1814. This event led to the resignation of General Armstrong as Secretary of War and the appointment of a committee to investigate the causes and circumstances of this disaster. In the Sketch here described General Armstrong is blamed and General Winder exonerated. The work has an extensive appendix, in which are given documentary proofs," Cole: Library of E.D. Church, p. 2553. Map titled "Sketch of the March of the British Army under Genl. Ross. From the 19th to the 29th of August, 1814." Provenance; C.F. Libbie to R.I. Historical Society 1905.

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