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 William Henry Winder

William Henry Winder

Birth
Somerset County, Maryland, USA
Death 24 May 1824 (aged 49)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Area G, Lot 54
Memorial ID 12956 · View Source
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War of 1812 Brigadier General. Army officer who was responsible for the defense of Washington, DC during the war. When the British invaded Maryland in the summer of 1814, he hastily scraped together forces to meet the threat. His forces were overwhelmed at the Battle of Bladensburg (August 24, 1814), and the British subsequently burned the Capital. Although General Winder was slow to meet the threat, he was hampered in his efforts to defend Washington by Secretary of War John Armstrong - who had opposed Winder's appointment - and was overruled by President James Madison.

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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Winder (18 Feb 1775–24 May 1824), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12956, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .