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Gilje, Paul A. "A Sailor Prisoner of War During the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine 85 (Spring 1990): 58-72.
Meyer, Sam. Paradoxes of Fame: The Francis Scott Key Story. Annapolis, MD: Eastwind Publishing, 1995.
Meyer, Sam. "Religion, Patriotism, and Poetry in the Life of Francis Scott Key." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 267-74.
Norton, Louis Arthur. Joshua Barney, Hero of the Revolution and 1812. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: Joshua Barney (1758-1818) was a naval hero in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Aside from his military exploits, this patriotic Marylander's life is closely associated with the history of the American flag. Barney is best known for the spirited action of the barge men under his command at the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. Alone among the Americans at the battle, Barney and his men fought bravely against a superior British force.
Rivinus, E. F. "Beanes, Barney, and the Banner." Naval History 13 (May/June 1999): 46-50.
Sheads, Scott Sumpter. Guardian of the Star-Spangled Banner: Lt. Colonel George Armistead and the Fort McHenry Flag. Linthicum, MD: Toomey Press, 1999.
George, Christopher T. "Mirage of Freedom: African Americans in the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Winter 1996): 426-50.
Annotation / Notes: Black men fought for both the American and British forces during the War of 1812. For example, free blacks who constructed earthworks and black sailors in the U.S. Navy helped to deflect the British attack on Baltimore in 1814. Free blacks and slaves who decided to help the British hoped to secure freedom in return for their services.
Sheads, Scott S. "A Black Flotillaman: Baltimore 1814." Military Collector and Historian 36 (Spring 1984): 7.
Sheads, Scott S. "A Black Soldier Defends Ft. McHenry, 1814." Military Collector and Historian 41 (Spring 1989): 20-21.
George, Christopher T. "Harford County in the War of 1812." Harford Historical Bulletin 76 (Spring 1998): 3-61.
Cassell, Frank A. Merchant Congressman in the Young Republic: Samuel Smith of Maryland. Madison: The University Press of Wisconsin, 1971.
Annotation / Notes: Samuel Smith epitomizes the history of Baltimore City during the early republic. An officer during the Revolution and the commander of the forces that defended the city against the British attack in 1813, a member of an important merchant family whose economic connections helped him establish a political power base that stretched almost five decades, and sometimes brought him to the brink of economic ruin, he was a major political figure from George Washington's presidency through Andrew Jackson's. His career also reveals the elusiveness of political labels. As a Republican leader in the 1790s, he opposed the policies of the Federalists and supported those of Thomas Jefferson, but he and his brother Robert Smith had a falling out with James Madison, and by the 1830s he was courted by the more democratic Jacksonians who refused to anoint his kin as party leaders.
Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: A comprehensive examination of the political background, military operations, and diplomatic closure of "Mr. Madison's War." It may have been forgotten in other areas, but for Maryland the War of 1812 was all too real. The Royal Navy roamed the Chesapeake with impunity, occupied Tangier Island, burned Frenchtown, attacked St. Michaels and Havre de Grace, sacked the nation's capitol after defeating the militia at Bladensburg, before meeting defeat after a combined sea-land attack on Baltimore City, which was immortalized in Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner." There is also a chapter on the infamous Baltimore riot of 1812.
Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced Baltimore during the War of 1812. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, Published for Mystic Seaport, Inc., 1977.
Annotation / Notes: The British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812 was motivated by a desire to punish the city for being a nest of republicans and privateers. This book traces in admirable detail the history of privateering - from the ships, outfitting, captains and crews, investors, their successes and failures, through the distribution of the prize money. While the pirates on the Spanish main may have been the dregs of the sea, Baltimore's privateers were underwritten by some of its leading mercantile and political leaders. The book includes useful appendices identifying the privateers, investors and proceeds.
Eaton, H. B. "Bladensburg." Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research [Great Britain] 55 (1977): 8-14.
George, Christopher T. Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 2000.
Hollifield, William, III, ed. "Muster Rolls of the Sixth Cavalry Regiment, Maryland Militia 1812." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 16 (August 1975): 115-31.
Marine, William Matthew. The British Invasion of Maryland, 1812-1815. Reprint edition. Baltmiore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.
Healy, David. 1812: Rediscovering the Chesapeake Bay's Forgotten War. Rock Hill, SC: Bellarosa Books, 2005.
Healy, David. "An Account of the British Invasion of the Chesapeake Bay, August-September 1814." Journal of the War of 1812, 9 (Summer 2005): 10-13.
Clifford, James. "The Battles That Saved America: North Point and Baltimore, September 1814." On Point: Journal of Army History, 10 (no. 2, 2004): 9-15.
Clifford, James. "Marylanders in the War of 1812." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 19 (Spring 1978): 90-93.
Sheads, Scott S. "H.M. Bomb Ship Terror and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry." Maryland Historical Magazine, 103 (Fall 2008): 256-67.
Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Militia War of 1812, 2 vols. Silver Spring: Published by the author, 1979.
Wright, F. Edward. "Regular Army Members Born in Caroline County in the War of 1812." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 20 (Summer 1979): 184-87.
Eshelman, Ralph E., and Sherrod Sturrock. "The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake." Bugeye Times, 33 (Summer 2008): 1, 6-7.