I'm reading The Burning of Washington, by Anthony Pitch. It starts off with a really loud bang, as Pitch breathlessly gives a blow-by-blow account of a little-known (well, by me at least) pro-war thug attack on a maverick Baltimore newspaper publisher/editor shortly after war was declared. This guy Hanson was apparently hated in Baltimore for broadcasting obnoxious criticism of the war and Pres. Madison and was driven out of town. He came back a few weeks later and ended up besieged in a building along with several dozen supporters, including Revolutionary War vets, not the least of whom was Light Horse Harry Lee. The local militia officers hated Hanson almost as much as the besieging mob, and most refused to help. It all ended up with Hanson and his supporters almost getting lynched after a mayor-negotiated removal to the supposed safety of a jail cell. As it was, several were severely beaten and tortured, and one of the veterans died of his wounds. Pitch says Lee's life was shortened by his injuries. Pitch gives sources in his foonotes, but seems to rely heavily on only one or two, including one written by a Lee (not sure if this Lee was a relative of Harry's, but probably). Does anyone know of any recent books, articles, etc. discussing this event?