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The Author


Neil A. Garra served in the US Army for 21 years, and is a graduate of the Airborne, Ranger, and Long Range Surveillance courses. He has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Physics from the University of Mount Union, in Alliance, Ohio, and is currently the Owner and Despot for Life of The S2 Company, […]

About this book


  On 25 August, 1814, a large British army vanquished the American militia at Bladensburg and marched towards Washington City, six miles to the south.  Abandoned by her guards, Dolley Madison risked capture to safeguard a few irreplaceable valuables left behind in the Presidential Mansion.  She wanted to stay and fight, to defend her home […]