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Anonymous. A subaltern in America; comprising the narrative of the campaigns of the British army, at Baltimore, Washington, &c., &c., during the late war. 1833. E355.S94 Historical Society
E355.6 .S94 Library of Congress
Barton, Wilfred M. The road to Washington. 1919.
The Bladensburg races : written shortly after the capture of Washington City, August 24, 1814.
Bosco, Peter I. The War of 1812.1991.
Caffrey, Kate. The twilight's last gleaming. 1977.
Ewell, James. The medical companion : ... with a dispensatory and glossary ; to which are added a brief anatomy of the human body . . .. 1816.
Gleig, G.R. The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans.  1972.
Herrick, Carole L. August 24, 1814 : Washington in flames. c2005.
Ingraham, Edward D. A sketch of the events which preceded the capture of Washington, by the British, on the twenty-fourth of August, 1814. 1849
Lloyd, Alan. The scorching of Washington. 1974.
Lord, Walter. The dawn's early light. 1972.
Marine, William M. The British invasion of Maryland, 1812-1815. 1965.
Muller, Charles. The darkest day: 1814. 1972.
Pitch, Anthony. The burning of Washington: the British invasion of 1814. 1998.
Tucker, Glenn. Poltroons and patriots. 1954.
Tully, Andrew. When they burned the White House. 1961.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Invasion of Washington, 1814.
Report of the committee appointed on the twenty-third of September last to inquire into the causes and particulars of the invasion of the city of Washington, by the British forces in the month of August, 1814.
Weller, Michael I. "Unwelcome visitors to Washington, August 24, 1814", by M.I. Weller and James Ewell, M.D.;
Williams, John S. History of the invasion and capture of Washington.... 1857.
Article (online)The burning of Washington / Anthony Pitch "White House History" - 1998 Fall V.4
Library of Congress/American Memory Library of Congress's "Today in History" August 19: The Burning of Washington
(Full size): Capture of Washington. published by Nathaniel Coverly
Madison's observations--from his Papers, through Library of Congress/American Memory The Writings of James Madison. Edited by Gaillard Hunt. James Madison, August 24, 1814. Observations on the capture of Washington DC by British troops.
Manuscript CollectionsSmith, Margaret Bayard. Papers, 1789-1874 1796-1840 [microfilm].
Description: 3,600 items.
8 microfilm reels.
Biographical/Historical Data: Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith.
Summary: Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845). Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, Madame A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza S. Quincy. Topics covered include Washington, D.C., social life, Presidential elections, the British occupation of Washington, and visits to Monticello.
Microfilm D.C. Archives, Washington, D.C.
Microfilm. Library of Congress
Cockburn, George, Sir, 1772-1853. Papers of Sir George Cockburn, 1788-1847
Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau, 1775?-1865.
Papers of Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton, 1793-1861.
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
War of 1812 Eyewitnesses Interred or Memorialized in the
Also consult: NUCMC for additional manuscript materials
BibliographyLibrary of Congress Bibliography on War of 1812
Matthew Gilmore, August 2007 (1/2004, 12/2003, 1998)
with suggestion from Cynthia Earman