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A British Account of the Burning of Washington
- The author, a British soldier present at the burning of the city of Washington by British forces on August 23, 1814, wrote this account in his book, "A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans."
Causes of the War
- The War of 1812, also dubbed the Second War of Independence, resulted from several contributing factors. There are differing views by many historians as to why it took place. Also included are major battles and timeline.
Causes of the War of 1812
- A concise outline of the key issues that led to the War of 1812.
Documents on The American War of 1812
- The historical accounts of the War of 1812 can be examined through a list of correspondence, newspaper editorials, and military records and personal letters.
Fort Erie and the War of 1812
- Location of a siege in 1814, which is reenacted every August. Gook collection of links relating to the war and to living history groups.
Fort McHenry - A National Monument
- "Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?..." Francis Scott Key. Take a virtual tour of the Fort that defended Baltimore against the British invasion. Also contains Civil War prisoner history.
Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
- Brief profile, with photos of reenactors, of the "Glens," raised to shore up Canadian defenses during the War of 1812.
- Assorted information about privateers and regula naval ships during the Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.
Monuments of the War of 1812
- A comprehensive list of the War of 1812 Monuments in Maryland.
Naval Officers of the War of 1812
- These lists contain the names of all commissioned and warrant officers of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after the close of the War of 1812. It reflects the promotions earned by naval officers during the war with Great Britain.
Old Fort Madison 1808-1813
- Fort in eastern Iowa that is the Midwest's oldest American military garrison on the upper Mississippi River. Includes history of the fort's part in the war and photos of reenactors.
- An essay describing Perry's involvement in the War of 1812.
Petersburg, Virginia Volunteers 1812-1813
- Narrative history of the Petersburg, Virginia Volunteers in the War of 1812. Annotated with sources and other links.
Super Frigates - America's High Tech Weapons of the 1790's
- Description of the US ships that proved so effective in the War of 1812.
Tecumseh and his Role in the War of 1812
- Long essay on the part played by native american leader Tecumseh in the lead up and course of the war.
The Burning of Washington
- Letter written by Dolley Madison to her sister the day before Washington, D.C. was burned by British forces.
The Constitution and the Guerriere
- Although the United States navy at the time of the War of 1812 was rather weak overall compared to England, this wasn't true for the ships that were in American waters.
The Discriminating General's War of 1812 Website
- Part of a larger suite of military sites, this site offers articles, uniform charts and book reviews as well as a wide range of replica goods for reenactors.
The Road to Washington - British Army Style
- Map and an account of the events preceding the Battle of Bladensburg and the invasion of Washington. Also presents and alternative account of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
The War Of 1812
- This school project provides various information about the war of 1812, with a focus on nine major battles.
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