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Chesapeake Legends and Lore from the War Of 1812

Chesapeake Legends and Lore from the War Of 1812( )
Author: Eshelman, Ralph E.
Sheads, Scott S.
ISBN:978-1-62619-071-9
Publication Date:Apr 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

In the two hundred years following the War of 1812, the Chesapeake Campaign became romanticized in tall tales and local legends. St. Michael's on the Eastern Shore of Maryland was famously cast as the town that fooled the British, and in Baltimore, the defenders of Fort McHenry were reputably rallied by a remarkably patriotic pet rooster. In Virginia, the only casualty in a raid on Cape Henry was reportedly the lighthouse keeper's smokehouse larder, while Admiral Cockburn was said to...
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