The Man Who Captured Washington | The Irish President, Mary McAleese, receives Dr.John McCavitt at Aras an Uachtaráin
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The Irish President, Mary McAleese, receives Dr.John McCavitt at Aras an Uachtaráin

The Irish President, Mary McAleese, receives Dr.John McCavitt at Aras an Uachtaráin

The Irish President, Mary McAleese, receives Dr.John McCavitt at Aras an Uachtaráin to learn about the career of Major General Ross and the light it sheds on the numerous Irishmen who served both with him and against him during the Napoleonic Wars as well as in the War of 1812 when Ross captured Washington and was later shot dead near Baltimore – allegedly by a United Irishman.

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