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Experience the terror of British troops torching the White House, Capitol, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.  This section reveals how just a few Americans loyalists helped the British overwhelm American defenses and capture the city of Washington.

Experience the terror of British troops torching the White House, Capitol, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.  This section reveals how just a few Americans loyalists helped the British overwhelm American defenses and capture the city of Washington.

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