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Battle of Lake Erie __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Erie


Battle of Lake Erie - War of 1812 Battle of Lake Erie __ "Following the fall of Detroit in August 1812, the British took control of Lake Erie. In an attempt to regain naval superiority on the lake, the US Navy began construction of two 20-gun brigs at Presque Isle, PA..."  An overview of the battle. - From about.com - http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/navalbattles1800s/p/lakeerie.htm


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."  A pictorial essay. - illustrated - From lsm.crt.state.la.us - http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cab6.htm


The History of Canada and Canadians - The War of 1812 __ A brief overview. - From linksnorth.com - http://www.linksnorth.com/canada-history/thewarof1812.html


A Guide to the War of 1812 (Virtual Programs & Services, Library ... __ "The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site." - From loc.gov - http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/1812/  

A History of the War of 1812 __ A Canadian history of the War of 1812 where you will find a wealth of information about many aspects of the war. - From City of Hamilton and Interactive Multimedia Heritage Incorporated - http://www.hamilton-scourge.city.hamilton.on.ca/war1812.htm 

Key Events & Causes: War of 1812 __ You will find an annotated timeline. - From Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" - http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/chart.1812.html 



Named Campaigns - War of 1812 __ You will find history abstracts of a half dozen campaigns. Canada, Chippewa, Lundy's Lane, Bladensburg, McHenry and New Orleans. - From US Army Center for Military History - http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/reference/18cmp.htm


Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain: War of 1812 Wrecks __ Interesting article about the ships of Lake Champlain. - illustrated - From lcmm.org - http://www.lcmm.org/shipwrecks_history/shipwrecks/war_1812_wrecks.htm


Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 __ Learn how the National Anthem of the United States was written and inspired. - illustrated - From si.edu/Encyclopedia_Si - http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_Si/nmah/starflag.htm   

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 while it ended much like it started; in stalemate; it was in fact a war that once and for all confirmed American Independence. The offensive actions of the United States failed in every attempt to capture Canada. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans." You will find a site jam-packed with information about the war mostly in the form of click-to-read articles. - illustrated - From historycentral.com - http://www.historycentral.com/1812/ 


War of 1812 __ "The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British Empire from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. Some history books refer to this war as the "War of 1812-14", using the date of the peace treaty as the ending date of the war." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812 

War of 1812 __ Articles, battles, notable people, and links. A virtual warehouse of information. - From warof1812.net - http://www.warof1812.net/




War of 1812 __ You will find an excellent overview of the war. "The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814." - From gatewayno.com - http://www.gatewayno.com/history/War1812.html


War of 1812 __ "Known at the time as ‘Madison's war’ after the US president who prosecuted it so badly. This war was a failed attempt by the young USA to seize Canada while Britain was engaged fighting Napoleon in Europe."  A collection of encyclopedic articles about the War of 1812. - From answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/war-of-1812  

War of 1812-1814 __ You will find a variety of articles on the war including information on battles, weapons, soldiers, and women's roles. Also includes links to historic sites and much more. - illustrated - From R. Taylor - http://members.tripod.com/war1812/ 

War of 1812 Articles, Book reviews, replicas, reenactment info ... __ "This "1812 experience" is comprised of numerous articles, quality book reviews and offers, extensive links, and the largest collection of War of 1812 images on the internet. Event listings, news and unit websites dealing with the exciting reenactment hobby can also be found here." - illustrated - From militaryheritage.com - http://www.militaryheritage.com/1812.htm


War of 1812 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."  An overview of the history of the battle along with a multi-media presentation. - From historycentral.com - http://www.historycentral.com/1812/champlain.html


The War of 1812: Introduction __ A history of the lead-up to the War of 1812. - From galafilm.com - http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/intro/index.html 


War of 1812 - The Second War for Independence __ The fledgling United States needed to flex its muscle one more time to convince Great Britain it was truly independent. Read about the people, places and more. - From About.com - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/warof1812/


The War of 1812: Upper Canada __ A British/Canadian Perspective "Galafilm Multimedia's War of 1812: An exciting way to explore the war through audiovisual material, eye-witness accounts, interviews with historians and more..." - illustrated - From galafilm.com - http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/background/brit_upcan.html 


Welcome to the Home Page of the Hamilton-Scourge Web Site __ "The Hamilton and the Scourge were two schooners that sank in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Today, these vessels rest under 300 feet of water." Find out what is known about them, research plans and much more. - illustrated - From City of Hamilton and Interactive Multimedia Heritage Incorporated - http://www.hamilton-scourge.city.hamilton.on.ca/home.htm 


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