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Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 3

Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 3

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Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 3

Angry residents scribbled on the Capitol's walls, “The capital and the Union lost by cowardice” along with epithets critical of Secretary of War John Armstrong who refused to defend the capital in the face of British intentions to attack. The Capitol in Ruins, 1814-1815, by George Munger.

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