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“The Star Spangled Banner”


On September 3, 1814, Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner, an American prisoner-exchange agent, set sail from Baltimore aboard the ship HMS Minden flying a flag of truce on a mission approved by President James Madison. Their objective was to secure the release of Dr. William Beanes, the elderly and popular town physician of Upper Marlboro, and a friend of Key’s who had been captured in his home. Beanes was accused of aiding the arrest of British soldiers. Key and Skinner boarded the British flagship HMS Tonnant on September 7 and spoke with Major General Robert Ross and Admiral Alexander Cochrane over dinner, while they discussed war plans. At first, Ross and Cochrane refused to release Beanes, but relented after Key and Skinner showed them letters written by wounded British prisoners praising Beanes and other Americans for their kind treatment. (more…)

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2 responses

  1. this is interesting about Dr Beanes,because I recently found out that he is in our family tree.He is a direct ancester of my Dads side of the family.I am doing research on the name and if you have any additional information about Dr Beanes,I would sure appreciate it.My e-mail address is as follows:
    I would appreciate a response regarding this request Thank you
    Gilbert R Beanes

    March 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

  2. Please read my above might find it interesing.
    Gilbert R Beanes

    March 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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