Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812 (Historical by Robert Malcomson

By Robert Malcomson

Covers the interval top as much as the struggle (1803-1812) and the occasions of the battle itself (1812-1815), the chronology lays out the conflict. The dictionary contains greater than 1,400 dictionary entries protecting descriptions of engagements, causes of weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant figures and a whole checklist of key areas, concerns and phrases. additionally integrated are 21 photos and six maps.

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Of much less strategic importance but more widely known and applauded were the singular victories of the USS Constitution over HMS Guerrie` re (19 August) and HMS Java (29 December) and the USS United States over HMS Macedonian (25 October); two other British ships were also taken. That British frigate captains would lose to the upstart Americans in single ship actions was unthinkable, so the successes prompted jubilation in the United States and dismay and denial in Canada and Britain. S. warships during this same period hardly compensated for the stunning American successes.

The Admiralty was dissatisfied with his efforts and chose Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane to replace him. The war at sea between opposing warships ended with the RN earning four victories to the USN’s three. The most significant of these was the capture of the USS Chesapeake by HMS Shannon off Boston on 1 June; following this incident, Secretary Jones forbade his captains to seek battle in such a manner as Captain James Lawrence of the Chesapeake had. As per another of Jones’s orders, the few American warships that managed to evade the British blockade made relatively successful cruises as commerce raiders and were the object of RN patrols.

S. force occupies Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin) on the upper Mississippi River. 6 June: Brown arrives at Buffalo, New York, to prepare his army for the summer campaign. 8 June: Cockburn’s detachments begin skirmishing with Barney’s flotilla at St. Leonard’s Creek, Maryland. 18 June: Sinclair sets out from Erie, Pennsylvania, for upper-lakes campaign. S. Brig Rattlesnake off Cape Sable, Nova Scotia. 24 June: The American submersible Turtle is destroyed on Long Island, New York. 26 June: Barney’s flotilla escapes from St.

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