The upstate New York village that bills itself as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy hasn’t done much to preserve one of the service’s oldest warship relics: the hull of a schooner that was the first in a long line of American vessels to carry the name Ticonderoga.
The Harper government has been highlighting a war with our American neighbours 200 years ago, but the relevance of commemorating the event seemed lost on almost all of those who participated in a comprehensive survey for National Defence.
The Route 1812 App, which includes the research and involvement of Western Public History program students, features an interactive map showing a visitor’s real-time location and proximity to War of 1812 historic sites.
It is alluded to but it is never emphasized… The fact that if it hadn’t been for the native warriors, Canada would have been lost
Many brave men fought in the Texas Revolution. They came from the Northeast, the Midwest, and the Deep South. They brought their families, but they also brought much-needed military experience from the War of 1812.
Articles on the War of 1812
This article looks at the history of the War and how it has been perceived by the various parties who participated.
In the summer of 1812 America was bitterly divided. The flush of success that followed the Revolution had long since faded, and war with Britain again seemed imminent.
This thesis proposes that the War of 1812 was the defining event that spurred the professionalization of the American Army.
Was it indeed discipline that soldiers were subjected to, or merely terror?
Snake Hill itself became the site of a major battle on August 3 with the arrival of siege guns. Lined by American men and guns, the fort received the first of the weeks-long British bombardment on August 13…
Books about the War of 1812
Five novels on the War of 1812
This book reassesses the war, showing how the British achieved success through an effective commercial maritime blockade which had devastating consequences on the vulnerable, undeveloped US economy.
In Battle for the Bay, Joshua M. Smith tells the complete story of the warships that defended the eastern waters of British North America
James Laxer, author of ‘Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812′, was invited to Tecumseh Ontario to present an overview of these two historical figures as a part of the Bicentennial anniversary of the war of 1812.
Taylor’s interest in the War of 1812 evolved from his research on Americans who migrated into the Canadas beginning in the 1790s. By 1812 this group greatly outnumbered the original loyalist settlers in Upper Canada, and it intrigued Taylor how the would react to the coming war.