The Capitol Dome

Fall 2014

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THE CAPITOL DOME 12 "Doubt, Confusion, and Dismay" Efforts to Save the House and Senate Records in 1814 By Jane Armstrong Hudiburg Fig. 1. British troops advancing through the city encountered little opposition from the populace, who had experienced considerable doubt, confusion, and dismay in the previous days. is fanciful engraving from Richard Miller Devens, Our First Century (1876), depicts the Capitol ablaze but includes the central section of the building that had not yet been constructed. L IB R A RY O F C O N GRE S S PRIN T S A ND PH OTO GR A PH S D I V I SI O N

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