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White House Down..<br />
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The medals awarded to the British army officer who 'burnt down the White House' have sold for almost £35,000.<br />
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General Sir John Michell destroyed the Presidential home on August 24, 1814, following the British triumph at the Battle of Bladensburg in Maryland. <br />
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He also set fire to the US congress Capitol building during the post-battle invasion of Washington City as it was then known.