The White House Fire of 1814

“In order to move on we must tell the truth and from this we must not waver” Adagio 1st

The War of 1812 (1812–1815) was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies and Spain was one of them.  Thus any war close to that date could still be seen as part of America’s war for independence that extended into the 1800’s. The War of 1812 is part of that extension and a retaliation by the British who lost the war of 1776.  The Spanish-American war was fought between 1808–1833.

The White House Fire of 1814 was part of the ransacking of Washington by the British in their attack against the Continental Army formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

Washington, D.C. had become the new capital of the United States of America moved there by George Washington the only man who had the authority to do so.  Washington more than anyone else knew that breaking ties with the British would require a strategic move of the nation’s capital to Washington D.C.

On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington and set fire to many public buildings, including the White House (known as the Presidential Mansion), and the Capitol, as well as other facilities of the U.S. government.

The attack was in part a retaliation for the recent American destruction of Port Dover in Upper Canada. It marks the first time in U.S. history that Washington, D.C. has been occupied by other countries.

The second came After  September 11 2001, U.K. European and Russian white supremacist militaries began to take control of the White House and all its media as well and using perfect American English well-trained men, wrested control of the United States.   The Allianz introduced perfect English speaking officers into the military and took control of some the prisons as they naturally would to set up killing and torture stations. George Bushes homeland security then displaced over 800,000 Mexicans and Latin Americans back to Mexico at the Tijuana Border unprotected by Mexico’s government and without resources setting many up to die. Those that did have resources were forced to cash out with the Mason Mexican mafia organized crime group who took half if not more than half of the money that these men had made by working in the prison system at very low wages or money that was sent to them by family to try and get home.

After the fire of 1814, President elect James Madison, military officials, his government and some civilians had fled the city in the wake of the British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg to plan their return.

Providence however saw to it that after the fires began, a sudden, very heavy thunderstorm—possibly a hurricane—put out the fires saving a great deal of material and infrastructure.  It also spun off a tornado that passed through the center of the capital, setting down on Constitution Avenue possibly sweeping away British troops that were there.

Following the storm, what was left of the British fleet helped sailors who did not parish in this storm of judgement proportions.  The occupation of Washington lasted less than a day.   After the “Storm that saved Washington”, as it soon came to be called, the Americans were able to regain control of the city.  The Japanese have experienced similar acts of intervention and protection by nature and they call this “Their Legend of the Divine Wind” the hand of God that has its say in history although its not always recorded as such. – The White House Curator.

Reference The Library of Congress –




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