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War of 1812 project related posts.

Project:1812 – Battle of New Orleans

The penultimate battle of the War of 1812, at least in the eyes of the Americans, and the final big battle in the entire war. By the middle of November 1814 the war in Upper Canada had all but finished … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Battle of the Mississenawa

While most of the actions of the War of 1812 took place along the boarder between the Canadas and the United States, there was a series of native raids in the southern reaches of the Northwest and Indiana Territories. The … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Actions on Lake Ontario

Control of the lakes were key during the War of 1812 as the fastest way to move troops, equipment, and supplies was by water. Most the roads in the Canadas and the US weren’t the super highways we know today, … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Raid on Ogdensburg

The St. Lawrence River had remained relatively quiet during the first year of the war, in fact it was for the most part downright peaceful. Both sides were enjoying a rather healthy trade relationship. The simple fact was that most … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Henry Procter

Henry Procter is one of several British commanders that served in Upper Canada during the War of 1812, while his initial days of the war were marked with success, his record has been forever tarnished by his actions later in … Continue reading

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Project:1812 – Miller Worsley

One of the many unsung British heroes of the War of 1812, Miller Worsley the son of a clergyman was born on the 8th of July, 1791. He volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1803. The navy unlike the army … Continue reading

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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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