An exercise in transatlantic co-operation, this website has materialised as a result of collaboration between the Rostrevor based historian Dr John McCavitt in association with Newry and Mourne District Council working in conjunction with Christopher T. George, from Baltimore, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay and co-editor of the Journal of the War of 1812. Acknowledgement is also due to the generous co-operation of Dr Richard Baker, Chief Historian to the US Senate who facilitated among other things the provision of contemporary images by Heather Moore, Photographic Historian to the US Senate. Bill Allman, Curator of the White House, Bill Allen, Architectural Historian to the Capitol, Edward Furgol, Curator of the National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Jim Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Smithsonian Institute (National Museum of American History) and Scott Sheads, Historian/Historic Weapons Officer at Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore, all generously afforded private tours of their institutions to John McCavitt during a research trip to Washington and Baltimore during the summer of 2009.Christopher T.George, Robert Reyes, Ross Kimmel (State Park Historian, Maryland Park Service), Larry Leone and Carolyn Mroz facilitated a tour of relevant sites in Bladensburg, Baltimore and North Point. Thanks are also due to Karen Daly, Executive Director of Dumbarton House, Georgetown, as well as Scott Scholz, Museum Curator, Dumbarton House. Dr Hans Pawlisch, Chief Historian to the Pentagon and Norman Houston, Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington, were generous beyond words in affording professional and personal courtesies.