Copyright Mark Christopher Garrett 2022
Mark Christopher Garrett
Half a Century before the American Civil War, America was defending it's shores against rockets!!!
This got me questioning why I never heard of rockets being used in the civil war and more importantly where did the rockets come from and how long did mankind have them, as It seems rarely or never mentioned in traditional history.
That is where I found the rabbit hole and got sucked in hook line and sinker.
So apparently rockets were used against the British during the Anglo -Mysorian Wars, they were so effective that it took 4 wars while being completely surrounded from all sides and cut off from the out side world before they could be defeated.
Only because of shear numbers did the British and it's Indian allies finally over take Tipu Sultan and his 24 Cushoons (Brigades) of artillary, each containing 200 rocket men.
The Brits under the guidance of Mr. Congreve who reversed engineered this tech for the British modified the HMS Erebus and then sent to America under the command of Commander Batholomew.
While besieging the City of Baltimore Maryland off the Patomic River using their new found weapon, Francis Scott Key an American aboard the enemy vessel during the attack wrote a poem, . . . a poem based on what he saw and witnessed.
After the battle this poem was set to a popular British drinking tune called "To Anacreon in Heav'n", it became so popular that the people of the United States of America at that time decided to make it their National Anthem . . . .
but wait there's more . . . .
So after getting sucked in completely to the stories and understories, I decided to compose a musical piece around these events and it seemed really natural when viewed through the lense of an old traditional sailors drinking song that transforms itself into the American National Anthem, . . . "The Original Regular Guy to Top Dog in America Success Story"I have started with the preliminary writing and expect to release this pianoforte album in 2020, just in time for all the Presidential Fireworks . . . rockets red glare . . .