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War of 1812 project related posts.

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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Project:1812 – Battle of Lake Erie

When it came to naval warfare in the 19th century the undisputed masters of the sea was the Royal Navy. The rivers and lakes of Upper and Lower Canada were the highways of the day, these were the main trade … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Battle of Lake Huron

The final engagement in the Northern Theatre of the War of 1812 was actually two different naval actions, but as the two are closely connected, I have combined them into one entry and simply titled it after the second engagement, … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – The Battle of Mackinac Island

When Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British Squadron in September of 1813 it not only cut the British off from additional troops and supplies coming from the eastern parts of Upper Canada, but it also removed the key supply route … Continue reading

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