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War of 1812
The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions because of Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American...
Timeline of Events
1812
6.1.1812
War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
6.18.1812
War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
6.23.1812
War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
7.12.1812
War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
8.16.1812
War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
8.19.1812
War of 1812: American frigate ''USS Constitution'' defeats the British frigate ''HMS Guerriere'' off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname "Old Ironsides".
9.4.1812
War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.
9.5.1812
War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac's forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort's outhouses.
9.13.1812
War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
9.15.1812
War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
10.9.1812
War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS ''Caledonia''.
10.13.1812
War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights
11.22.1812
War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
12.17.1812
War of 1812: U.S. forces attack a friendly Lenape village in the Battle of the Mississinewa.
1813
4.27.1813
War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York (present day Toronto, Canada).
5.27.1813
War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
6.6.1813
War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek
7.5.1813
War of 1812: three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
9.10.1813
The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
9.11.1813
War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington D.C..
10.25.1813
War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
11.11.1813
War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm
12.29.1813
British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
1814
3.27.1814
War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
7.5.1814
War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa
7.24.1814
War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.
7.25.1814
War of 1812: Battle of Lundy's Lane
8.25.1814
Washington, D.C. is burned and White House is destroyed by British forces during the War of 1812.
9.12.1814
Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
9.13.1814
In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore, Maryland.
12.24.1814
The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.
1815
1.8.1815
War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans