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BENJAMIN HARDIN

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ARTICLES ON THE WAR OF 1812

AN ON-LINE LIBRARY

LINK To Articles Published by Upper Mississippi Brigade

The War of 1812 in Wisconsin

The Privates' Experience: Two Men, Two Continents, Two Invasions, 1812 & 1814

Minnesota Veterans of the 'First Forgotten Conflict'

The Ioway Indians in the War

The Federal City in its Early Days

The 7th U.S. Infantry in the Midwest

U. S. Naval Squadron—New Orleans, 1814

Was Jean-Baptiste A Spy?

Thomas Hamilton, First Infantry

Minnesota's 1812 Pioneers

The Regulars at Prairie

Another Forgotten War

The War of 1812 and the Oregon Country

The Roles Women Played in the War of 1812

The Americans at Prairie du Chien

A Discussion on the USS Carolina and Crew

Anatomy of a Light Infantry Company

La Fete de St. Jean-Baptiste: a French-Canadian Tradition

Some Notes on the Treaty of Ghent

Joseph Bates, 1812 Sailor

A Comparison of Officers and Enlisted Men of the War of 1812

The Seventh Infantry at New Orleans

Tippecanoe: In Their Own Words

Florida--1812 Junior, or Why Americans Didn't Trust the Army

The Shawnee in the War of 1812

The story of Andrew Jackson, Robert Stuart Castelreigh, and George Canning's Left Buttock

Federal Indian Laws and Policy through the War of 1812

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1812 Museum and Bicentennial News

Articles:

Why Washington Went Up in Flames: The American Burning of Newark, December 1813
On a cold December night the men came with torches to Canadian homes in Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake). The events that followed would eventually end with Washington in flames.

Patriots or Traitors? The Leaking of Secret U.S. War Plans to the British in 1812
by Robert Henderson
Shocking revelations from a U.S. war-hero-turned-British-spy implicating Federalist politicians opposed to the war as his accomplices.

The Siege of Fort Erie
by Frederick Carsted 
U.S. forces successfully defend their foothold on the Niagara Peninsula and inflict heavy casualties on the British Army at Fort Erie in 1814.

Spoiling the Spoils of War: The Strange Plundering of Chazy, New York in 1813
by Robert Henderson
War is far from black and white. The shades of grey in conflict are quite evident in this odd case of stolen booty.

A Serious and Alarming Mutiny: the Michigan Fencibles at Fort McKay 1814  by Peter Monahan  
An interesting event at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin after the British capture of that territory.

The Battle of North Point
by John Pezzola 
A key turning point in the Chesapeake campaign, U.S. forces inflict heavy casualties on the British, forcing them to abandon their hopes of capturing Baltimore.

Provincial Labour Companies in Upper Canada During the War of 1812
by Gareth Newfield
The service and uniform of the Royal Engineers, sappers, miners, and artificers raised in Upper Canada are covered in this article.

Artefact Corner

Brief Notes on a British 1804 Pattern Cartridge Box in Canada
by Craig Williams 
The author captures the challenges of identifying, and acquiring artefacts from the War of 1812 and then piecing together the provenance of that item.

Book Review

A Most Warlike Appearance: Uniforms, Flags and Equipment of the United States in the War of 1812 by René Chartrand 
It is back and is much improved!  After two decades of being sold out, this important resource has been updated and re-published.  Hopefully it will not sell out as quickly as in 1992.

Excerpt from "Desperate Bravery" The Last Invasion of Quebec, 1814
by Robert Henderson 

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