War of 1812
War of 1812 - 1814

Major General BrockMajor General Brock

Major General Brock commanded all of the armed forces in Upper Canada. He was also acting as the chief administrator of the province's government because Lieutenant Govenor Francis Gore had gone to England on leave. The range of Brock's duties was immense, but he had been in Canada almost continuously since 1802 so he was familiar with the country and the people who lived there. more

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War of 1812 and Tecumseh

Indian people of the area south of the Great Lakes experienced further warfare. Efforts to stop the American advance into their territory did not entirely end with the Battle of the Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greenville. Under the leadership of Tenskwatawa (The Prophet) and Tecumseh, the sons of a Shawnee Chief, a religious revival inspired further resistance to the American advance during the decade of the nineteenth century. The Indian cause received a set-back when their force was defeated by the American General Harrison, at Tippecanoe (Indiana) in 1811. These events prepared the way for Indian participation in the War of 1812. more


American Merchant Marine and Privateers in War of 1812

War of 1812

The War of 1812, described by the editor of the Courant as one in which the United States had everything to lose and nothing to gain, was very unpopular in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Dissatisfaction in Massachusetts, laboring under severe trade restrictions, was so intense by 1814 that leading Massachusetts Federalists called for a meeting of delegates from all New England states to discuss grievances, means of common defense, and possible changes in the Federal Constitution. more

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The Battle of New Orleans

The fighting in Louisiana was really a series of battles for New Orleans, lasting from December 1814 through January 1815. On the Chalmette battleground , just below the city, a diverse force of soldiers, sailors, and militia, including Indians and African Americans, defeated Britain's finest white and black troops drawn from Europe and the West Indies. more

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