Originally Posted by 03USMC
Okay these questions will get progressively harder, and will pay off according to degree of difficulty.
First Question is worth 10 milbucks.
During the War of 1812 and the taking of Washington DC one goverment building was not burned. Name the building and it's location.
The building was the Marine Barracks, and I concede this is the second answer given.
Marine Corps lore is that the British Ground Commander refrained from burning the Marine Corps barracks out of respect for the Marines.
Go to http://www.usni.org/magazines/navalh...ensburg-races:
General Robert Ross: "I told you it was the Flotilla men."
Admiral George Cockburn: "Yes, you were right, though I could not believe you—they have given us the only fighting we have had."
The "They" to whom General Ross and Admiral Cockburn referred were Joshua Barney's flotillamen. Neither General Ross nor Admiral Cockburn ever mentioned the Marines.