Baltimore: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, 1913. First printing. Frontispiece map. Hardcover cloth. Octavo. xx, 519 pages. Near fine. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Slight extremity rubs. Bright, sound copy.
This scarce volume remains the only full length history of the War of 1812 which confines itself to the events in Maryland. Marine, who was born on the Eastern Shore in 1843, knew many of the survivors of the Battle of North Point and the defense of Fort McHenry. Includes chapters on the Chesapeake Expedition, Barney's Flotilla, Bladensburg and Washington, Caulk's Field, and more. The Appendix includes the 11,000-name roster of Maryland's soldiers in the War of 1812, reconstructed as completely as possible from scattered original sources. See PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #476.