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The sub-section to the Napoleonic War (1793-1815), fought primarily in the United States, at sea, & in Canada - Between 1811 and 1815.
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War of 1812Major General Robert Ross - Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Major General Robert Ross was an Irish officer in the British Army. He died while leading a British attack on the City of Baltimore during the war of 1812. He was returned to Halifax and buried in the Old Burial Grounds, on Barrington, Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 5/23/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Annoying the Enemy Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Woodbridge VA

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After occupying Alexandria for five days, the British withdrew down the Potomac River in early September 1814. To “annoy or destroy” the British ships, Americans established two gun batteries on opposite shores, about six miles apart.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Tempting Target Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Montross, VA

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Virginia’s Northern Neck was an attractive target for the British. Its many tobacco plantations—spread over more than a thousand miles of shoreline—were vulnerable to invasion from the water.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/5/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812War in the Chesapeake Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Woodbridge, VA

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During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/4/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Delaying Tactics Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Lorton, VA

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The Battle of the White House Gun Battery, September 1-5, 1814, was the first military action in the region after the British attack on Washington. Named for a nearby white house, the battery was located at today’s Fort Belvoir.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812War in the Chesapeake Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Lorton, VA

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During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Relentless Raids Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Kinsale VA

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The British mounted a series of devastating raids across Virginia’s Northern Neck during 1813 and 1814. They plundered the area’s rich tobacco lands, lured new recruits from among its dense population of slaves, and destroyed property.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812“We Must Have Done Them Considerable Damage” - Saint Leonard, MD

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“We Must Have Done Them Considerable Damage” Captain Joshua Barney June 11, 1814

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812John Stuart Skinner - Saint Leonard MD

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John Stuart Skinner Witness to Fort’s Bombardment- “Ruffian, Patriot, and Philanthropist…” John Quincy Adams.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Valor at St. Leonard Creek - Saint Leonard MD

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Valor at St. Leonard Creek Letters from Commodore Joshua Barney

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812“The Commodore Can Beat Any…Barges…Sent Against Him” - Saint Leonard MD

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“The Commodore Can Beat Any…Barges…Sent Against Him” Maryland Republican, June 18, 1814

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/3/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Shaded Reprieve Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail - Upper Marlboro MD

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Well-shaded Fenno Road provided relief for sweltering British soldiers marching from Benedict.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Naval Warfare Barges, Boats, & Frigates - Saint Leonard, MD

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During the Battles of St. Leonard Creek, the United States Chesapeake Flotilla consisted of the sloop Scorpion armed with four cannon, 13 barges with two cannon each, the one-gun row galley Vigilant, and a lookout boat and two gunboats, each armed with a single cannon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Enemy Bluff Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail - Upper Marlboro MD

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On August 22, 1814, American Brigadier General William Winder Spotted the enemy invasion force approaching this church, then called Page Chapel. The British marched west toward Bellefields, Woodyard, and Fort Washington, then doubled back before heading north to Upper Marlboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Weapons of War American Artillery - Saint Leonard MD

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The replica 18-pounder cannon located on the hill is similar to the type used by American forces during the Battle of St. Leonard Creek. “18-pounder” refers to the weight of the cannonballs, which were approximately five inches in diameter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/28/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Taking Command Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Worton MD

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Lieutenant Colonel Philip Reed, buried here in 1829, excelled among Maryland militia officers. Reed countered several of the British hit-and-run raids along the Eastern Shore.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/24/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Trapped Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Taylors Island MD

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Local militia attacked a British raiding party whose vessel was icebound near James Island February 7, 1815.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/23/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Hometown Hero Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Towson, MD

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Nathan Towson, born 1784 in the area named for his family, served in the U.S. Army for 42 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/23/2020

last visited: 8/9/2014

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War of 1812Outnumbered Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Tracys Landing MD

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When 250-300 British troops crossed from Tilghman Island to Town Point on October 27, 1814, they easily overcame five local militiamen manning a nine-pound cannon. They burned three buildings, and a windmill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/23/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Fate of the Flotilla Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Saint Leonard MD

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Some of the fiercest fighting of the war occurred here, where St. Leonard Creek meets the Patuxent River. During the summer of 1814, the British navy tried to flush out and destroy Commodore Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Flotilla.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812War on the Water Star-Spangled National Historic Trail - Saint Leonard MD

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The largest naval engagement in Maryland took place in St. Leonard Creek in June 1814.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Under Fire Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Saint Michaels MD

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Eleven British barges advanced on the small battery guarding St. Michaels at Parrott’s Point August 10, 1813.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812Turning Point Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Saint Leonard MD

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The original St. Leonard’s Town, at the head of St. Leonard Creek, served as the Chesapeake Flotilla’s base in June 1814.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/21/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812British Takeover Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Stevensville MD

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Broad Creek was an obvious landing point for the 2,000-3,000 British troops coming ashore on Kent Island August 5, 1813.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/21/2020

last visited: never

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War of 1812The Landing Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail - Fort Howard MD

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Transport ships carrying a British invasion force arrived in Old Road Bay, September 11, 1814.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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