Joel Tyler Headley

The War of 1812

“The War of 1812” in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by an American author Joel Tyler Headley. The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with their respective allies, from June 1812 to February 1815.
Volume 1:
Duplicity and oppressive acts of the British Government contrasted with the forbearance of the United States
Debates in Congress on War measures
Declaration of War
Plan of the Campaign
Operations on the New York frontier
Battle of Queenstown
Battle and massacre at the River Raisin
Massacre at Fort Mimms
Attack on York
Capture of Fort George
Attack on Black Rock
Army bill
Action between the Chesapeake and Shannon
Winter operations
Democratic gain in Congress
Russian mediation offered and accepted, and commerce opened
England proposes peace
Bill for the support of military establishments
Resolutions of Otis in the Massachusetts Senate
Repeal of the embargo…
Volume 2:
The Creek War Cruise of Commodore Porter in the Essex
Plan of the third Campaign
Attack on Sackett's Harbor
Attack on Oswego
Expedition against Mackinaw
Battle of Chippewa
Desperate battle of Niagara
Siege of Fort Erie
Assault and repulse of the British
Arrival of reinforcements
Battle of Bladensburg
Flight of the President and his Cabinet
Burning and sacking of Washington
Flight of the British
American and English fleets on Lake Champlain
McArthur's expedition
The Navy in 1814
Third Session of the 13th Congress
Hartford Convention
Night attack on the British
The battle and the victory
Arrival of the Treaty of Peace
England's views of neutral rights and the law of nations
Dartmoor Prison
Impressed Americans made prisoners of war…
544 printed pages
Original publication



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