Through the Perilous Fight book jacket

The Fall of Washington, August 24-27, 1814

Through the Perilous Fight, Six Weeks That Saved the Nation

By Steve Vogel

Following the American defeat at Bladensburg, President Madison flees the Capital while the British burn the public buildings behind him. The Maryland Militia march into the countryside too and head for Baltimore where they will help defend the city at Hamstead Hill and Fort McHenry. To see all 4 maps created for Through the Perilous Fight, click here.

The Fall of Washington map