1812 War


This is a simple timeline of the events and battles that effected the 1812 War.   The information is based on internet research.  We hope to continue research and include some helpful references in the future.

Via: The 1812 War.com and War of 1812.ca

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December 31, 1806 Monroe Pinkney Treaty is Signed
June 13-14, 1807 Battle of Friedland between French and Russians
June 22, 1807 Chesapeake Leopard Affair
July 9, 1807 After making peace with Russia, Napoleon bans
trade with Great Britain.
December 22, 1807 Embargo Act
March 1, 1809 Non Intercourse Act
November 4, 1811 War Congress convenes
November 7, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe
December 1811 Joel Barlow Dies
April 4, 1812 Embargo Signed
June 18, 1812 United States declares war on Great Britain
June 23, 1812 USS President vs. HM Frigate Belvidera
June – August, 1812 Baltimore Riots
July 1, 1812 United States doubles Customs Duties
July 12, 1812 General William Hull enters Upper Canada at
Sandwich across from Detroit
July 17, 1812 Fort Michilimackinac surrenders to the British
August 5, 1812 Battle of Brownstown
August 8, 1812 Battle of Maguaga
August 9, 1812 Battle of Monguagon
August 15, 1812 Fort Dearborn massacre
August 16, 1812 General William Hull surrenders to General Isaac
Brock at Detroit
August 16, 1812 Surrender of Detroit
August 19, 1812 The Constitution defeats HMS Guerrière
September, 1812 Baltimore Riots finish
September 3, 1812 Indian attack at Pigeon Roost Creek
September 4, 1812 Indians attack Fort Harrison
September 5, 1812 Indians attack Fort Madison
September 6, 1812 Indians attack Fort Wayne
September 7, 1812 Battle of Borodino
September 16, 1812 Americans fail in capturing batteaux convey at
Toussiant Island of the St. Lawrence River
September 21, 1812 American attack and capture village of
Gananoque in the Thousand Islands area
October 13, 1812 General Isaac Brock is killed at the
Battle of Queenston Heights
October 18, 1812 The Wasp defeats HMS Frolic
October 18, 1812 The Wasp captured by HMS Poictiers
October 25, 1812 The United States defeats HMS Macedonian
November, 1812 Madison wins reelection
November, 1812 British blockade South Carolina and Georgia
November 23, 1812 Americans retreat from eastern Canada
November 27, 1812 Americans attack outlying positions at Fort Erie
December 3, 1812 William Eustis resigns as Secretary of War
Dec. 3, 1812 to Feb. 5, 1813 Monroe serves as Secretary of War
December 18, 1812 Battle of Mississnewa
December 29, 1812 The Constitution defeats HMS Java
December 29, 1812 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy
December 26, 1812 Great Britain proclaims blockade of Chesapeake
and Delaware Bays
December 29, 1812 The Constitution defeats HMS Java
December 29, 1812 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy
January 12, 1813 William Jones assumes his duties as
Secretary of the Navy
January 18, 1813 First Engagement at Frenchtown
January 22, 1813 Battle of Frenchtown
January 23, 1813 River Raisin massacre
January 23, 1813 Massacre of prisoners at Frenchtown
February 5, 1813 John Armstrong becomes Secretary of War
February 22, 1813 British captures Ogdensburg, NY do to
Brockvill attack on Feb. 6th.
February 24, 1813 The Hornet defeats HMS Peacock
March 1813 Captain David Porter of the Essex rounds Cape Horn and sails into the Pacific to prey upon British whaling ships
March 27, 1813 Oliver Hazard Perry arrives at Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, to assume responsibility for constructing a fleet on Lake Erie
March to December, 1813 British naval forces raid in the Chesapeake Bay area
March 30, 1813 British blockade extended from Long Island to
the Mississippi
April 15, 1813 Americans occupy part of west Florida
April 15, 1813 Wilkinson occupies Mobile
April 27, 1813 Battle of York- Americans capture York (Toronto)
April 28 and ends on May 9, 1813 Siege of Fort Meigs
May 3, 1813 British burn Havre de Grace
May 15, 1813 Sack of Havre de Grace
May 26, 1813 British blockade additional middle and southern states
May 27, 1813 Battle of Fort George- Americans capture the Fort
May 29, 1813 Battle of Sacket’s Harbor – British forces repulsed.
June 1, 1813 HMS Shannon defeats the Chesapeake
June 6, 1813 Battle of Stoney Creek- Detachment of Americans defeated
June 22, 1813 Battle of Craney Island, VA
June 22, 1813 Battle of Norfolk
June 24, 1813 Battle of Beaver Dams
June 25-26, 1813 Battle of Sack of Hampton
June 26, 1813 British attack Hampton
July 8, 1813 Battle of Ball’s Farm
July 11, 1813 British raid on Black Rock, NY
July 27, 1813 Battle of Burnt Corn
August 1, 1813 Major Croghan successfully defends
Fort Stephenson against British attack
August 2, 1813 Battle of Fort Stephenson
August 4, 1813 Admiral Perry gets his fleet over the bar at
Presque Isle and into Lake Erie
August 10, 1813 Battle of St. Michael’s
August 12, 1813 Austria declares war on France
August 30, 1813 Fort Mims massacre
September 10, 1813 Battle of Lake Erie
September 27, 1813 Harrison lands in Canada
October 5, 1813 Battle of the Thames
October 16-19, 1813 Battle of Leipzig
October 25-26, 1813 Battle of Chateaugay
November 1, 1813 Battle of French Creek
November 3, 1813 Battle of Tallushatchee
November 4, 1813 Great Britain offers United States direct peace negotiations
November 9, 1813 Battle of Talladega
November 11, 1813 Battle of Chrysler’s Farm
November 16, 1813 British extend blockade to all middle and southern states
November 18, 1813 Hillabee Massacre
November 29, 1813 Battle of Autossee
December 10, 1813 Fort George evacuated and Newark burned by Americans
December 18, 1813 British descruction of Lewiston, NY
December 18, 1813 Fort Niagara occupied by British
December 19-31, 1813 Lewiston, Fort Schlosser, Black Rock, and
Buffalo destroyed by the British
December 23, 1813 Battle of Econochaca
December 30, 1813 British burns Black Rock and Buffalo
January 22, 1814 Battle of Emuckfau
January 24, 1814 Battle of Enotachopco
January 27, 1814 Battle of Calabee Creek
March 27-28, 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
March 28, 1814 HMS Phoebe and HMS Cherub defeat the Essex
March 30, 1814 Battle of La Colle Mill
May 6, 1814 Battle of Oswego
May 15, 1814 U.S Burns Port Dover
May 30, 1814 Battle of Sandy Creek
April 11, 1814 Napoleon abdicates French throne
April 14, 1814 United States repeals Embargo and Nonimportation Law
April 20, 1814 HMS Orpheus defeats the Frolic
April 25 – May 30, 1814 British extend blockade to New England
April 29, 1814 The Peacock defeats HMS Epervier
June 28, 1814 The Wasp II defeats HMS Reindeer
July – September, 1814 British occupy eastern Maine
July 3, 1814 Battle of Fort Erie- Americans capture the Fort
July 5, 1814 Battle of Chippewa
July 25, 1814 Battle of Lundy’s Lane
August, 1814 U.S. banks suspend specie payments
August, 1814 United States public credit collapses
August 3, 1814 Battle of Conjocta Creek
August 3, 1814 British seizure of Hampden
August 8, 1814 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent
August 8, 1814 Great Britain outlines initial peace terms
August 9, 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson- The Creeks sign a treaty at Fort Jackson ceding much of their land
August 9-11, 1814 Battle of Stonington
Aug. 13 and ends Sep. 21, 1814 Siege of Fort Erie begins
August 14, 1814 British occupy Pensacola
August 15, 1814 Battle of Fort Erie
August 19, 1814 British land near Benedict, Maryland
August 24, 1814 Battle of Bladensburg
August 24-25, 1814 British burn Washington
August 28, 1814 British capture Alexandria, Virginia
August 28, 1814 Nantucket declares Neutrality
August 30, 1814 Battle of Caulk’s Field
September 1 , 1814 General George Prevost moves south toward Plattsburgh
September 4, 1814 Armstrong resigns and Monroe takes over as Secretary of War
September 5, 1814 Battle off Beakmantown
September 11, 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh
September 11, 1814 Battle of Lake Champlain
September 12-14, 1814 Battle of North Point, near Baltimore
September 12-14, 1814 Siege of Fort Mc Henry/Battle of Baltimore
September 12-16, 1814 British repulsed at Mobile
September 13, 1814 Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner
September 14, 1814 British abandon attempt to take Baltimore
September 15, 1814 British attemp to take Fort Bowyer
September 17, 1814 Americans sortie from Fort Erie
September 26, 1814 British squadron captures General Armstrong
October 19, 1814 Battle of Cook’s Mill
October 21, 1814 Great Britain offers peace on basis of uti possidetis
November 5, 1814 Americans evacuate Fort Erie
November 7, 1814 Jackson seizes Pensacola
November 11, 1814 Jackson returns to Mobile
November 22, 1814 Jackson leaves for New Orleans
November 25, 1814 British fleet sails from Jamaica for New Orleans
November 27, 1814 Great Britain drops the uti possidetis
December 14, 1814 British overwhelm American gunboats on Lake Borgne
December 15, 1814 Battle of Lake Borgne
Dec. 15, 1814 – Jan. 5, 1815 Hartford Convention
Dec. 15, 1814 – Feb. 27, 1815 United States adopts additional internal taxes
December 23, 1814 Battle of Villere’ Plantation
December 23, 1814 British land their troops below New Orleans
December 23, 1814 General Andrew Jackson attacks in a surprise night battle
Dec. 23, 1814 – Jan. 1, 1815 Preliminary battles around New Orleans
December 24, 1814 Treaty of Ghent- Peace of Ghent is signed
December 28, 1814 United States rejects conscription proposal
January 8, 1815 Battle of New Orleans- Americans defeats the British
February 4, 1815 United States adopts second enemy trade law
February 11, 1815 British captures Fort Bowyer
February 16, 1815 US Treaty of Ghent
February 17, 1815 United States rejects National Bank proposal
February 17, 1815 Ratifications of the Peace Treaty exchanged and
President Madison declares the war at an end
April 15, 1815 Dartmoor Prison Massacre


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