3:28 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

"The Scourge of the Chesapeake"

When Rear-Admiral George Cockburn of the Royal Navy arrived in the Chesapeake in the spring of 1813, he was a naval hero of sterling reputation and a household name in Britain. He departed later that summer with a price on his head and the towns and farms of the Chesapeake in smoking ruins. This is how it happened.

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