The U.S. Treasury building next
Next, these 19th century Goths moved to the US Treasury Building, but were disappointed to learn that the money had already been moved.
It, too, was then set on fire.
In Lt. Gleig’s account, he included as part of the overall destruction, “Barracks for 2-3,000 men…some hundreds of cannon of different descriptions, and nearly 20,000 stand of small arms,” that could’ve been well used up and down the Chesapeake Bay against the British during the previous two campaign seasons.
There were also, “Several gun brigs, two or three public rope works, and armed schooners with a variety of gunboats and small craft,” the British Army chaplain added. fortunately put out the raging fires around daybreak, complete with dramatic lightning flashes and thunderclaps.