The A to Z of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action American Amherstburg April assault attack August August–September battalion battery battle battle of Plattsburgh Black Rock blockade brig Brigadier British army Canada Captain captured Chauncey Chesapeake Bay Chippawa Cochrane Cockburn Commodore Isaac companies Corps crde Creek Crew December detachment Detroit Drummond Erie flotilla force Fort Erie Fort George frigate gunboats guns Harrison HM Sloop Isaac Chauncey Island James January John joined June Kingston Lake Champlain Lake Ontario Lane 25 July Launch Lawrence River Lieutenant Colonel Lundy’s Lane Lundy’s Lane 25 March Master Commandant merchantmen miles military militia native naval Niagara River November October officers Orleans Plattsburgh Prevost raid Regiment of Artillery Regiment of Foot Regiment of Infantry Royal Sackets Harbor sailed schooner sent September 1814 ship siege Sir James Yeo skirmish Sloop U.S. Army U.S. Congress U.S. Regiment U.S. Sloop United vessels Vice Admiral Sir warriors warships Wilkinson wounded York