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A Revised History of the War of 1812

In 1814, American troops defeated a British squadron at the Battle of Plattsburgh. That war ended the final British invasion of the northern states and sent the Brits into Canada. Colonel David Fitz-Enz has taken some liberties writing about the war in his book, Redcoats Revenge: An Alternate History of the War of 1812. The Colonel explains how the era provided its own drama.

Music Button: Shenandoah (Jefferson's Theme), from the soundtrack to the Ken Burns film Lewis & Clark, (BMG records)

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