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The War of 1812 The war of 1812 was conflict between the militaries of the United States and the British Empire. The war started, June 18th, 1812 to February 18, 1815. This lasted approximately 2 years and 8 months. It took place Eastern and Central North America, Atlantic and Pacific. The United States declared...


The Many Battles of The War of 1812 The Burning of Newark, December 1813 The victories at Crysler's Farm and Chateauguay had saved Quebec and Montreal, but the loss by the British troops at the Battle of the Thames in Western Upper Canada had left the Niagara peninsula in a vulnerable state. Governor General Sir George Prevost ordered an evacuation of all of Upper Canada west to Kingston to better consolidate...

The Raid on Gananoque The twilight of dawn had only begun to light the horizon’s sky when Captain Benjamin Forsyth’s boats neared Canadian shores along the St. Lawrence River. It had been a surprisingly long journey from Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario, with head winds lengthening the trip to three days. Avoiding detection had proved easy because the abundance of islands which masked his approach from Cape Vincent where he bivouacked the previous evening. Avoiding open water would have been a necessity. If they happened upon one of the many British gunboats patrolling the river...

Reasons for and The Beginning of The War of 1812 At the outset of the 19th century, Great Britain was locked in a long and bitter conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte's France. In an attempt to cut off supplies from reaching the enemy, both sides attempted to block the United States from trading with the other. In 1807, Britain passed the Orders in Council, which required neutral countries to obtain a license from its authorities...

The Major Battles and Ending of the War Things looked better for the United States in the West, as Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's brilliant success in the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813 placed the Northwest Territory firmly under American control. Harrison was subsequently able to retake Detroit with a victory in the Battle of Thames (in which Tecumseh was killed). Meanwhile, the U.S. navy had been able...

The Most Important Battles The battles that took place during The War of 1812 were truly great. Many lives were taken during these battles, but even though all the battles had some kind of impact the most remebered ones were the battle of Baltimore, battle of Fort Detroit (a.k.a. Seige of Detroit)and battle of New Orleans.

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