Boston, MA: Columbian Centinel, September 21, 1814. Very Good. Item #900054
A RARE original 1814 War of 1812 newspaper with multiple inside-page detailed headline reports announcing the American victory in Baltimore against the British Army and Navy, including the bombardment of Fort McHenry. This important battle and defense of American soil led Francis Scott Key to pen the Star Spangled Banner as he watched the bombardment as a prisoner aboard a British warship. Along with the report on the defense of Fort McHenry is a detailed report on the Battle of North Point, the land attack against Baltimore to coincide with the British Naval Bombardment of McHenry. With this report is an EXCEEDINGLY RARE in-text map of the terrain and troop dispositions. This historic piece also features front and inside-page reports of the Battle of Plattsburgh, along the shores of Lake Champlain in New York. An exceptional original piece of War of 1812 and Star Spangled Banner history! Perfect for framing and display!#1O-020.