Did you know that….. In olden days, a tavern wench was often told to “Mind her P’s and Q’s” because…. she served ale in pints and quarts. She kept track of her orders on a slate with P in one corner and Q in the opposite corner so she wouldn’t overcharge or undercharge patrons. […]
Amazing pictures of the burning of the White House in 1812 – with the official British report of what took place!
This is a picture of the White House after it was burned by the British in the War of 1812. On June 12, 1812, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain. There had been a long period of simmering disputes between the nations, including Northwest Territory land disputes, the British impressment of […]
British and Americans restore friendship in this film where the Battle of Caulk’s Field in Maryland took place in 1814
CAULK’S FIELD HOUSE Built 1743 Especially interesting is this old farm to those fond of stories of the wars with Great Britain, for here in the moonlight of a hot summer night, August 31, 1814, in the early morning hours was fought a battle that was singularly important—the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Capt. Sir Peter […]