The War of 1812-Duncan Williamson

By asaylor
  • Us Declares War

    Us Declares War
    The United States declared War on Great Britain on June 12, 1812. The war was declared as a result of long simmering disputes with Great Britian.
  • Battle of Queenston

    American forces were defeated on October 13, 1812 at a battle near Niagara Falls, on Queenston Heights.
  • The Battle of Raisin River

    On January 21, 1813, the Battle of Raisin River takes place. The American force, commanded by General Winchester, surrenders to British Colonel Henry A Proctor and loses 100 dead and 500 captured.
  • Sackets Harbor Attacked

    Sackets Harbor Attacked
    On May 27, 1813, the British attack Sacketts Harbor. The British force is repulsed after a difficult battle.
  • Ft. George Captured

    Ft. George Captured
    On May 27, 1813, American forces, under Lt. Col. Winfield Scott, attack and capture the British garrison at Fort George, commanded by British General Vincent.
  • Ft. Stephenson Defended

    Ft. Stephenson Defended
    On August 2, 1813, Major George Croghan successfully defended Ft. Stephenson from an attack from the British and Indians under Colonel Proctor. General Harrison had ordered Croghan to abandon the fort as undefensible.
  • Creeks Attack Ft. Mims

    Creeks Attack Ft. Mims
    On August 30, 1813 the Creeks, led by Chief Red Eagle, capture Fort Mims. The Creeks massacre over 500 men, women and children. This attack inflamed American sentiment and assured the coordinated attacks on the Creeks that were to follow.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    On September 10, 1813, Commodore Perry defeats the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie. The Battle, which is hard fought by both sides, ends up with a total defeat for the British. Perry sends his famous message to his commander: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS." Lake Erie becomes an American lake.
  • Creeks Attacked by Jackson

    On October 4, 1813, General Jackson leads a force to attack the Creeks in their home territory. Jackson fights a number of battles, and a constant fight to maintain enough militia with him, but he soon defeats the Creeks.
  • Battle Of Thames

    Battle Of Thames
    On October 5, 1813, at the Battle of Thames, American forces cross into Canada across Lake Erie after the American victory on the lake. British forces, under General Proctor, are forced to withdraw, with American forces following closely. The American forces catch up with the British and Indians, and decisively defeat them. Tecumseh, the Indian chief, is killed in the battle.
  • Battle of Crysler Farm

    At the Battle of Crysler's Farm, on November 11, 1813, American forces are defeated by smaller numbers of British forces; 100 miles from Montreal.
  • Ft. Niagra Captured

    Ft. Niagra Captured
    On December 18, 1813, the British capture American Fort Niagara. They went on to capture Buffalo. In response to the American burning of the Canadian city.
  • The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    In one of the most important battles of the war, American naval forces, under the command of Commodore MacDonough, defeat a British fleet on Lake Champlain. The American naval victory forces the British to withdraw, and thus ends the British invasion.
  • Battle of Lundy's Lane

    On July 25, the Battle of Lundy's Lane, near Niagara Falls, takes place. In the course of the battle, 2,000 men, commanded by General Gaines for the Americans and General Drummond for the British, exchange in intense fire. Eight hundred and fifty men on both sides are casualties.
  • Battle of hippewa

    The Battle of Chippewa takes place on July 5, 1814, near Ft. Erie. American forces and Gen. Winfield Scott decisively defeat the British forces.
  • Washington Burned

    Washington Burned
    British forces march on Washington. At a brief battle on the road, known as the Battle of Bladensburg; the British forces defeat the American forces, who withdraw in disarray, thus opening the road to Washington. The British burn the White House and the Capitol, but the rest of Washington is saved by a strong rain storm. The British, under orders not to hold any territory, withdrew.
  • Battle of lake Champlain

    Battle of lake Champlain
    In one of the most important battles of the war, American naval forces, under the command of Commodore MacDonough, defeat a British fleet on Lake Champlain. The American naval victory forces the British to withdraw, and thus ends the British invasion.
  • Battle of Baltimore

    After their successful raid on Washington the British turned their sites on Baltimore. Baltimore however, turned out too difficult a target. The British planned both a land and sea assault. Determined American militia who held the line and blocked the way to Baltimore blocked the land assault. To reach Baltimore by water it was necessary to capture Ft McHenry. In an event immortalized by the Star Spangle Banner despite an overnight bombardment- the fort held and the British were stopped.
  • Ghent Treaty

    Ghent Treaty
    On December 24, the Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the war. The war in the field continues until mid-February.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    On January 8, 1815, American forces, under General Jackson, decisively defeat the British forces trying to capture New Orleans. The battle, which takes place after the Treaty of Ghent has been signed, is the most decisive American victory of the war.