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Flight of the Madisons: Dolley at Minor's Hill

Flight of the Madisons: Dolley at Minor's Hill

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White House Historical Association (Matthew D'Agostino)

Flight of the Madisons: Dolley at Minor's Hill

Minor's Hill evolved over time from a cabin style house in 1814 to a more expansive country residence in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

During her flight from Washington as it was burning, Dolley Madison and her entourage spent the nights of August 26-27, 1814, at Minor's Hill. The house was named for the family of Colonel George Minor, who had earlier led a Virginia militia detachment to fight at Bladensburg, but when they encountered escaping U.S. troops they realized the battle was over.

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