Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index
The Chesapeake Campaign of 1813-14 saw the British burn the White House, while the bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner".
Scott S. Sheads is a ranger-historian at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine and has spent over 25 years researching the War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Campaign. He served as a consultant for the Smithsonian's Saving the Star-Spangled Banner Project (1998-2005) and has written a number of books on the subject, including most recently The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
"This 96-page paperback is brightly illuminated by author Scott S. Sheads' quartercentury of research and his experience as a ranger-historian at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Profiles of the opposing sides and details of their orders of battle are complemented by numerous images, including paintings, sketches and maps. The highlights are several superb fullcolor illustrations that demonstrate the artistic talent of Graham Turner. This book is a great source of background on events that will be marked with 200th anniversary commemorations during the course of 2014." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine