Category Archives: John Skinner

Banner Moment #4: Inspiration—Key Witnesses American Victory (& History)

Banner Moments History Series (Forward / Back) Banner Moments Series (Forward / Back)

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Spangled Mythconception #1: Key Was Held Prisoner on a British Ship during the Battle of Baltimore

MYTH #1: Francis Scott Key was held prisoner aboard a British ship during the bombardment of Baltimore CORRECTION: Key was aboard his own American truce ship during the battle Key and fellow lawyer John S. Skinner, the U.S. Agent for … Continue reading

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