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Collection Reference Number GLC06915
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title John Thorn to Joseph E. Smith regarding the War of 1812
Date 26 August 1814
Author Thorn, John (fl. 1814)  
Recipient Smith, Joseph E.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Among other remarks, he says, "I write you now amidst the noise & confusion of the camp[.] Some men are marching one way[,] some the other... while I write it is stated that the enemy are landed & are about destroy'g the City of Washington."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Military Camp  Washington, D.C.  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  
People Thorn, John (fl. 1814)  Smith, Joseph E. (fl. 1814)  
Place written Camp Fairfield, near Richmond, Virginia
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859