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War of 1812 - Robert Ross

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  • War of 1812 - Robert Ross

    In a small corner of County Down, Northern Ireland there is a monument to one of those historical figures that played a big part in past events and was well remembered in his time. Nowadays its almost forgotten, his name not too well known and his exploits less well.

    On a trip back home I took time to visit Ross' Monument, a magnificant obelisk dedicated to the man that as his plaque states "Conquered in America". Its a tremendous imposing structure worthy of his exploits. I suppose we Irish like our English heros (Check out the Phoenix Park monument to the Duke of Wellington).

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    Originally posted by Mark McShane View Post

    . I suppose we Irish like our English heros (Check out the Phoenix Park monument to the Duke of Wellington).

    Mark
    Unless his name was Horatio Nelson and had a column in Dublin
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      There is a very good book on Ross and the attacks on Washington and Baltimore titled The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812. It was co-written by John McCavitt and Christopher T. George. McCavitt is from Ireland and George is a transplanted Brit living in Maryland.

      Ross was actually considered a national hero in Britain after his successful attack on Washington, but he faded from memory as British historians ignored the small war with the U.S. in favor of writing on the war with France. The monument deteriorated from lack of care and vandalism, but was cleaned up for the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

      They point out that during World War 2 there were United State troops stationed in the area of Rostrevor and give a funny claim from the time. They state: "According to oral tradition in the village, a passing U.S. Army tank took a potshot at the general's monument, though missing its target."

      Here are two you tube videos covering Ross's monument.

      Aerial view of monument.

      Commemorating writing of Star Spangled Banner.
      To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman. - George Santayana

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