Photograph of the Francis Scott Key portrait maintained by the U.S. Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-H824-T01-0523. Online courtesy, Library of Congress.
Was still there
Old Doc Beanes was missing. Well, not exactly missing. Everyone in Georgetown knew where the much-loved doctor was. It’s just that his neighbors and patients couldn’t get to him. He had been captured by the British during the War of 1812.
It wasn’t enough that British troops had invaded and captured Washington. It wasn’t enough they had set fire to the Capitol and to the White House. Now His Majesty’s land and sea military were poised to take Baltimore. At least, that’s what they thought.
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