Events during the War of 1812
Sam Chezem, 3/9/14, 2015
Battle of the Great Lakes (Erie)
This was fought on September the 10th of 1813 because after war broke out of control in 1812, Britian acted by immediately seizing control of Lake Erie. When this happened, nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of British Royal Navy ensuring America total control over the lake. As time progressed, construction and preparation was underway with members of the navy such as William Jones and Gerorge Cockburn. Once the day arrived, American ship fired their heavy ammounition until the British fleet surrendered. This gave America the chance to recover Detriot and win the Battle of the Thames to stop the Indian conferentation in Tecumseh.
Invasion of Washington DC
Invasion of Washington DC or the Burning of Washington was a event that occurred during the War of 1812 between British and United States of America forces. This was on August of 1814 after British defeated America in the Battle of Bladesburgh, British commander Robert Ross had ordered his solders to set public Washington buildings on fire, including the White House, U.S Capital, and other buildings associated with the U.S Government. This was apparently an act if retaliation against America from the British for the Raid of Port Dover. Once the fires started, those who were inside the building fled away as troops came out to stop the enemies, although they succeeded in incinerating their main target buildings.
Battle of New Orleans
The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements fought throughout December 24, 1814 through January 8, 1815 and was declared the first major war in the War of 1812, as it was between the armies and combatants of America and British forces. The America combatants were lead by Major General Andrew Jackson and the British armies were guided by General Edward Pakenham and the Royal Navy by Admiral Alexander Cochrane over seizing control over New Orleans because it served as an strategic tool over winning and permanently ending the war. During this period of time, the Treaty of Ghent, a peace treaty to end the war, was signed on December 24, 1814 however, it wasn't ratified by the U.S Government until Febuaray, and the hostilities would keep going in Louisiana until January 18 came around where all of the British forces had started to retreat, and finally putting an end to the last chapter in Battle of New Orleans.