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The Battle of Bladensburg August 24, 1814


This battle was fought near where present day Bladensburg, Maryland is located. Realizing that a large Anishinabe Army was located very near Washington D.C., and was going to probably (the whites knew what was going down) attempt to destroy Washington D.C., the whites assembled a force of over 11,000 of their soldiers to attempt to stop the advance of the large Anishinabe Army bearing down on the capital of the United States. Earlier in that August, the Anishinabe soldiers already stationed in the region where Washington D.C. was situated, were reinforced by their ogimak from both the Southern Anishinabe Confederation and the Northern Anishinabe Confederations, with several thousand new soldiers. The battle started around noon on August 24, 1814, when the white soldiers commenced to form a battle line to advance on the large Anishinabe military force. That first battle line of white soldiers was routed by the Anishinabe soldiers. Afterwards, the white soldiers once again formed another battle line to advance on the Anishinabe soldiers. Again the brave Anishinabe soldiers routed the advance line of white soldiers. For some reason (probably inexperience) the large white military force disintegrated then fled from the fierce onslaught of the Anishinabe soldiers. President Madison actually rode to the battle scene and was nearly captured by Anishinabe soldiers. The white soldiers, President Madison, and the rest of the Federal Government of the United States, had no choice but to flee down the streets of Washington D.C., to escape from the onslaught of the enraged Anishinabe soldiers who were clearly instructed to retaliate. White casualties in the major battle were 75 killed, 225 wounded, and over 100 captured then probably killed later on or enslaved by the prophesy weary Anishinabek. Washington D.C. was next!



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