1815 in the United States

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1815 in the United States
Years: 1812 1813 181418151816 1817 1818

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Events from the year 1815 in the United States. As news slowly spread of the Treaty of Ghent (1814) ending the War of 1812, battles between American and British forces continued in the early months of the year.

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Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

Undated[edit]

  • The second wave of Amish immigration to North America begins.

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 10 – John J. McRae, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1851 till 1852. (died 1868)
  • January 16 – Lemuel J. Bowden, United States Senator from Virginia from 1863 till 1864. (died 1864)
  • January 18:
    • Henry P. Haun, United States Senator from California from 1859 till 1860. (died 1860)
    • Richard Yates, United States Senator from Illinois from 1865 till 1871. (died 1873)
  • March 9 – David Davis, United States Senator from Illinois from 1877 till 1883. (died 1886)
  • April 1 – Henry B. Anthony, United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1859 till 1884. (died 1884)
  • September 8 – Alexander Ramsey, Governor of Minnesota from 1860 till 1863 and United States Senator from Minnesota from 1863 till 1875. (died 1903)
  • September 19 – Charles B. Mitchel, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1862 till 1864. (died 1864)

Deaths[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Estimates of the Value of Slaves, 1815. The American Historical Review, Vol. 19, No. 4 (July, 1914), pp. 813–838
  • The Embassy to Washington, 1815. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 48, (October, 1914 - June, 1915),
  • Charles W. Elliott. Some Unpublished Letters of a Roving Soldier-Diplomat: General Winfield Scott's Reports to Secretary of State James Monroe, on conditions in France and England in 1815-1816. The Journal of the American Military History Foundation, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Winter, 1937–1938), pp. 165–173
  • William Bell Wait. Richardson's 'O. K.' of 1815. American Speech, Vol. 16, No. 2 (April, 1941), pp. 85–86+136
  • Harold W. Ryan, George Izard. Diary of a Journey by George Izard, 1815-1816. The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 2 (April, 1952), pp. 67–76
  • Orville W. Carroll. Mr. Smart's Circular Saw Mill c. 1815. Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1973), pp. 58–64
  • John Swauger. Pittsburgh's Residential Pattern in 1815. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 68, No. 2 (June, 1978), pp. 265–277
  • Lilian Handlin. Harvard and Göttingen, 1815. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 95, (1983), pp. 67–87
  • Charles E. Kinzer. The Band of Music of the First Battalion of Free Men of Color and the Siege of New Orleans, 1814-1815. American Music, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Autumn, 1992), pp. 348–369

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