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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 ended in stalemate. It did howerver, once and for all confirm American Independence. The offensive actions of the United States failed to capture Canada. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans. There were a number of American naval victories in which American vessels proved themselves superior to similarly sized British vessels.

The Major Battles of the War

US Declares War Creeks Attack Ft Mims
Hull Invades Canada USS Enterprise vs HMS Boxer
Essex Defeats the Alert Battle of Lake Erie
Constitution Defeats the Guerriere Creeks Attacked by jackson
Battle of Queenston Battle of Thames
USS United States vs HMS Macedonia Battle of Crysler Farm
Battle of Raisin River Ft Niagra Captured
Constitution vs Java The Battle of Chippewa
Hornet vs Peacock The Battle of Lundy's Lane
York Captured Washington Burned
Fort Meigs Withstands Seige Battle of Lake Champlain
Ft George Caputred Battle of Baltimore
USS Chesapeake vs HMS Shannon Wasp vs Bacchus
Ft Stephenson Defended Treaty of Ghent
  Battle of New Orleans

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