The Americans were ill equipped and misinformed when they fought the British in the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814. Two hundred years later, you won’t have any such problems if you want to learn about this battle and three others in Maryland.
Yesterday, the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and Star-Spangled 200, Inc. released a pair of interactive websites, as well as a KeyCam, an on-line game, an app for cell-phones, and Thinkport.org, an education tool for teachers.
We checked out The War of 1812 Interactive Battlefield Maps, www.1812battles.com, and enjoyed it. The Battle of Bladensburg can be seen on both the historical map, and present day.