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War of 1812 project related posts.

Project:1812 – Charles de Salaberry

One of two Canadian born British Officer during the War of 1812 was Charles Michael de Salaberry, born in the town on Beauport in Lower Canada (today Quebec) on the 19th of November 1778. His family having a long tradition … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – William Hull

There are many who served in the War of 1812 that made a name for themselves, some positive and on which history smiled upon, and those whom history was not as kind to. American lawyer, politician, and hero of the … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Raid on Oswego

Despite having lost Lake Erie to the Americans in 1813, Commodore James Lucas Yeo was not about to let Commodore Isaac Chauncy repeat this on Lake Ontario. As such both men engaged in one of largest arms race during the … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Reenactors

This isn’t a post about a specific battle or fort, or even a person connected to the War of 1812, but rather the people who continue to preserve the legacy of the war, who make a point to portray as … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Battle of Cook’s Mill

The Battle of Cooks Mill was the final battle in the sequence surrounding the last campaign on the Niagara Peninsula in 1814. By the 21st of September, General Gordon Drummond had lifted the siege against Fort Erie where the Americans … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Second Battle of Sackets Harbor

During the War of 1812, Sackets Harbor was the major US Naval base on Lake Ontario, home base to Commodore Isaac Chauncy’s squadron and primary shipyard for the navy. In 1812 the Royal Navy had bombarded the base with little … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Battle of Beaver Dams (Revisited)

One of the most controversial and convoluted battle in the War of 1812 is that of the Battle of Beaver Dams. It’s also been my most active posts in the project, at least my original posts. I have received more … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Fort Ontario

Located in Oswego, New York, Fort Ontario, is one of three 18th and 19th century fortifications that were built to defend the Oswego River. Often confused and called Fort Oswego, Fort Ontario is located on the western bank of the … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Battle of Plattsburg

While the Battle of Lake Erie was considered the greatest inland naval battle of 1813, the Battle of Plattsburg or rather Battle of Lake Champlain was the greatest inland naval battle of 1814. By fall of 1814 the British army … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Battle of the Chateauguay

Moral within the American army was falling fast by the fall of 1813. While Detroit had one, and at the Battle of the Thames William Henry Harrison had secured the western parts of Upper Canada, a majority of the colony … Continue reading

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