"Here is the little-known story of Sam Smith (1752 – 1839), a man most historians overlook in retelling the glorious saga of America's struggle for liberty. Yet it was he who saved embattled Baltimore when the life of our nation was in peril; it was his valiant defense that kept our flag flying to inspire Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem."
"Actually, the British Army was not beaten. It was driven from the field by one man. It was defeated by the habit of thought on which Sam Smith had based his whole defense - the British habit of believing in the fleet."
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