The major battle of the War of 1812

The War of 1812 is one of the forgotten wars of the United States. The war lasted for over two years, and ended in stalemate. It did howerver, once and for all confirm American Independence. The offensive actions of the United States failed to capture Canada. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans. There were a number of American naval victories in which American vessels proved themselves superior to similarly sized British vessels.

The Event and Battles

 

 

Why War

War was declared by the United States

1812

Hull Invaded Canada

The Americans began the War by invading Canada

1812

Essex vs Alert

The USS Essex battled the HMS Alert

1775

Constitution Defeats the Guerriere

The USS Constituion defeats the HMS Guerriere

1812

Battle of Queenston

US forces were defeated by the British near Niagra Falls

1812

United States vs Macedonia

The USS Macedonia vs the HMS Macedonia

1812

Battle of Raisin River

US forces were defeated at the Battle of Raisin River

1812

Constitution vs Java

The USS Constitution defeated the HMS AVA

1812

Hornet vs Peacock

The USS vs HMS Peacock

1812

York Captured

Americans forces captured the British base at York

1812

Fort Meigs Withstands Seige

US forces withstand a seige at Fort Meigs

1813

Americans Capture Ft George

Americans attacked and captured the British Fort George

1813

Cheasapeake vs Shannon

The USS Cheasapeake fought the HMS Shannon

1813

Ft Stephenson Defended

British failed to capture Ft Stephenson from the American forces.

1813

Ft Mims Massacre

Fort Mims was captured and its inhabitants were massacred

1813

Boxer vs Enterprise

The HMS Boxer vs USS Enterprise another naval battle.

1813

Battle of Lake Erie

In this decisive battle the American fleet defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie

1813

Creeks Attacked by Jackson

General Jackson began a camptaing against the Creek Indians

1813

Battle of Thames

The Americans won a victory at the Battle of Thames

1777

Battle of Chrysler's Farm

American forces were defeated by a smaller number of British forces near Montreal

1813

Ft Niagra Captured

The British Capture Ft Niagra and go on to capture Buffalo

1814

Battle of Chippewa

The Americans decisively defeat the British at this battle

1814

Battle of Lundy Lane

The British and Americans fought to a bloody stalemate

1814

Washington Burned

The British captured and burned Washington and then withdrew

1814

Battle of Lake Champlian

American defeat the British on Lake Champlain

1814

Battle of Baltimore

The Americans defeated the British in Batlimore. They were unable to capture the city and forced to withdraw

1814

Wasp Captures 10 Ships

On one cruise the USS Wasp captured 10 British

1814

Treaty of Ghent

The United States and Great Brtian signed an agreement ended the war.

1814

Battle of New Orleans

Americas greatest victory took place after the war had officially ended

Other Sites on the War of 1812

Other internet sites we suggest on the war.