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Reenactors commemorate Battle of AntietamCivil War reenactors commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Antietam in Sharpsburg, Md. on Saturday morning.
Bicentennial: The War of 1812
With several events and commemorations, the county is seeking to publicize its role in the conflict.
The new Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, which traces the British invasion of Washington, is set for dedication on July 30.
Apart from inspiring the Star-Spangled Banner, the War of 1812 stands out for its inconspicuous place in U.S. history. It’s essentially the Rodney Dangerfield of wars, getting no respect even on its bicentennial.
Big gray hulls are headed for North Locust Point in Baltimore, including the USS Fort McHenry.