Timeline of the War of 1812

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Timeline of the War of 1812 is a chronology of events for the War of 1812.

Origins[edit]

Date Occurrence
1803 May 18 War resumed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the First French Empire
1804 Nov 3 Quashquame's treaty with William Henry Harrison causes many Sauk to ally with British
1805 May 22 Essex Decision
1805 Oct 21 Battle of Trafalgar
1806 Apr 18 Nonimportation Act
1806 Nov 21 Berlin Decree
1806 Dec 31 Monroe-Pinkney Treaty
1807 Jun 22 Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
1807 Nov 11 Orders in Council
1807 Dec 17 Milan Decree
1807 Dec 22 Embargo Act
1808 Apr 17 Bayonne Decree
1809 Mar 1 Non-Intercourse Act
1809 Mar 4 President James Madison Inauguration
1809 Apr 19 Erskine Agreement
1809 Sep 30 Treaty of Fort Wayne
1850 Mar 23 Rambouillet Decree
1810 May 1 Macon's Bill No. 2
1810 Aug 5 Cadore letter
1811 Feb 2 Trade with the United Kingdom closed
1811 Mar 10 Henry letters
1811 Mar 16 Little Belt Affair
1811 Nov 4 12th United States Congress convenes
1811 Nov 7 Battle of Tippecanoe
1812 Apr 4 American Trade Embargo
1812 May 11 Prime Minister Spencer Perceval assassinated
1812 Jun 1 President James Madison's war message
1812 Jun 16 Lord Castlereagh announces to Parliament Repeal of Orders in Council

War[edit]

Main article: War of 1812

Year by Year Chronological History[edit]

1812[edit]

Date Occurrence
1812 Jun to Aug Baltimore riots[clarification needed]
1812 Jun 18 Declaration of war by the United States against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1812 Jun 23 Finalized Repeal of Orders in Council
1812 Jun 29 Schooners Sophia and Island Packet taken by the British in the St. Lawrence River
1812 Jul 1 United States doubles customs duties
1812 Jul 12 U.S. General William Hull's army invades Upper Canada at Sandwich
1812 Jul 16 Skirmish at River Canard
1812 Jul 17 Capture of Fort Michilimackinac
1812 Jul 19 Attack at Sackets Harbor
1812 Aug 5 Battle of Brownstown
1812 Aug 8 British General Isaac Brock embarks at Port Dover for the relief of Amherstburg
1812 Aug 8 Battle of Maguaga
1812 Aug 15 Fort Dearborn massacre
1812 Aug 16 Surrender of Detroit
1812 Aug 19 Capture of HMS Guerriere
1812 Aug 19 The Great Louisiana hurricane struck New Orleans, damaging both the U.S. and the British fleet
1812 Sep 3 Massacre at Pigeon Roost
1812 Sep 5 First siege of Fort Madison begins
1812 Sep 6 Siege of Fort Wayne
1812 Sep 12 U.S. General William Henry Harrison reinforces Fort Wayne
1812 Sep 14 British Major A. C. Muir's expedition at Fort Wayne
1812 Sep 21 Raid on Gananoque
1812 Oct 7 U.S. General James Winchester's army arrives near Fort Defiance
1812 Oct 9 U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jesse Elliott captures the brigs, Caledonia and Detroit
1812 Oct 13 Battle of Queenston Heights
1812 Oct 18 Capture of HMS Frolic
1812 Oct 18 HMS Poictiers captures USS Wasp
1812 Oct 25 Capture of HMS Macedonian
1812 Nov ?? James Madison reelected
1812 Nov ?? British blockade South Carolina and Georgia
1812 Nov 9 Escape of HMS Royal George
1812 Nov 10 Commodore Isaac Chauncey attacks Kingston Harbour
1812 Nov 22 Spur's Defeat
1812 Nov 23 Americans retreat from Eastern Canada
1812 Nov 27 Americans attack Fort Erie redoubts
1812 Nov 28 Battle of Frenchman's Creek
1812 Dec 3 William Eustis resigns as Secretary of War
1812 Dec 3 James Monroe serves as Secretary of War
1812 Dec 18 Battle of the Mississinewa
1812 Dec 26 Great Britain blockades Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay
1812 Dec 29 Sinking of HMS Java
1812 Dec 29 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy

1813[edit]

Date Occurrence
1813 Jan 12 William Jones serves as Secretary of the Navy
1813 Jan 22 Battle of Frenchtown
1813 Jan 23 River Raisin massacre
1813 Feb 5 John Armstrong serves as Secretary of War
1813 Feb 6 Raid on Elizabethtown
1813 Feb 16 104th Regiment commences march from Fredericton to Upper Canada
1813 Feb 22 Battle of Ogdensburg
1813 Feb 24 Sinking of HMS Peacock
1813 Mar USS Essex rounds Cape Horn, preys on British whaling ships
1813 Mar 3 Admiral George Cockburn's squadron arrives in Lynnhaven Bay
1813 Mar 19 Sir James Lucas Yeo appointed Commander-in-chief of the Lake Squadrons
1813 Mar 27 Oliver Hazard Perry constructs Lake Erie fleet
1813 Mar 30 British blockade from Long Island to Mississippi
1813 Apr 52 Commerce raids begin in Chesapeake Bay
1813 Apr 6 Lewes, Delaware bombarded by British
1813 Apr 13 Capture of Mobile, Alabama
1813 Apr 15 Americans occupy West Florida
1813 Apr 27 Battle of York
1813 May 1 Siege of Fort Meigs
1813 May 3 Raid on Havre de Grace
1813 May 5 Sir James Lucas Yeo arrives at Quebec
1813 May 26 British blockade middle states and southern states
1813 May 27 Battle of Fort George
1813 May 27 British abandon Fort Erie
1813 May 27 Colonel John Harvey retreats to Burlington Heights
1813 May 29 Sir George Prevost and Sir James Lucas Yeo attack Sackets Harbor
1813 Jun 1 HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake
1813 Jun 6 Battle of Stoney Creek
1813 Jun 8 Skirmish at Forty Mile Creek
1813 Jun 9 Americans abandon Fort Erie
1813 Jun 13 British vessels repulsed at Burlington, Vermont
1813 Jun 19 Commodore Barclay's squadron appears off of Cleveland, Ohio
1813 Jun 20 USS Constellation attempts capture of blockading vessels off Hampton, Virginia
1813 Jun 22 Battle of Craney Island
1813 Jun 24 Battle of Beaver Dams
1813 Jun 25 Attack on Hampton, Virginia
1813 Jun 27 Privateer Teazer (ship) blown up in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
1813 Jul 3 Capture of U.S. sloops Growler and Eagle near Ile aux Noix
1813 Jul 5 Raid on Fort Schlosser
1813 Jul 8 Final siege of Fort Madison begins, fort defeated sometime in September
1813 Jul 8 Action at Butler's Farm
1813 Jul 26 General Henry Procter quits the siege of Fort Meigs
1813 Jul 27 Battle of Burnt Corn
1813 Jul 31 Raid on Plattsburg
1813 Jul 31 Second occupation of York
1813 Aug 2 General Henry Proctor's assault fails at Fort Stephenson
1813 Aug 4 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry sails fleet into Lake Erie
1813 Aug 5 Dominica vs. Decatur
1813 Aug 7 U.S. schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder on Lake Ontario
1813 Aug 10 Naval engagement ships Julia and Pert captured[clarification needed]
1813 Aug 12 Capture of USS Argus
1813 Aug 30 Fort Mims massacre
1813 Sep 10 Battle of Lake Erie
1813 Sep 25 Capture of HMS Boxer
1813 Sep 26 General William Henry Harrison lands in Canada, Detroit liberated
1813 Sep 28 Burlington Races
1813 Oct 5 Battle of the Thames
1813 Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig
1813 Oct 26 Battle of the Chateauguay
1813 Nov 3 Battle of Tallushatchee
1813 Nov 4 Great Britain offers the United States peace negotiations
1813 Nov 6 General James Wilkinson's flotilla runs past the batteries at Fort Wellington
1813 Nov 9 Battle of Talladega
1813 Nov 10 Skirmish at Hoople's Creek
1813 Nov 11 Battle of Crysler's Farm
1813 Nov 13 Skirmish at Nanticoke
1813 Nov 15 Funeral of General Covington at French Mills
1813 Nov 15 General James Wilkinson's army goes into winter quarters
1813 Nov 16 British extend naval blockade along U.S. coast
1813 Dec 10 Burning of Newark
1813 Dec 10 Major General David Adams burned Nuyaka
1813 Dec 15 Skirmish at Thomas McCrae's house
1813 Dec 19 Capture of Fort Niagara
1813 Dec 19 - 31 British destroy Lewiston Fort Schlosser Black Rock and Buffalo

1814[edit]

Date Occurrence
1814 Jan 22 Battles of Emuckfaw and Enotachopo Creek
1814 Jan 24 Battle of Enotachopco
1814 Jan 27 Battle of Calebee Creek
1814 Mar 4 Battle of Longwoods
1814 Mar 27 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
1814 Mar 28 Capture of USS Essex
1814 Mar 30 Battle of Lacolle Mills (1814)
1814 Apr 11 Napoleon abdicates French throne for the first time
1814 Apr 20 HMS Orpheus defeats USS Frolic
1814 Apr 14 United States repeals Embargo Act and Nonimportation Act
1814 Apr 25 British extend blockade to New England
1814 Apr 29 Capture of HMS Epervier
1814 May 1 General William Clark leaves St. Louis for Prairie du Chien
1814 May 6 Raid on Fort Oswego
1814 May 14 Skirmish at Otter Creek
1814 May 18 Lieutenant Colonel Robert McDouall relieves Fort Mackinac
1814 May 29 Skirmish at Sandy Creek
1814 Jun 6 General William Clark establishes Fort Shelby at Prairie du Chien
1814 Jun 28 Major William McKay's expedition leaves Fort Mackinac
1814 Jun 28 USS Wasp defeats HMS Reindeer
1814 Jul 3 Americans capture Fort Erie
1814 Jul 5 Battle of Chippawa
1814 Jul 20 Trials at Ancaster Bloody Assize
1814 Jul 20 Surrender of Fort Shelby
1814 Jul 21 Battle of Rock Island Rapids
1814 Jul 21 Raid on Sault Ste. Marie
1814 Jul 22 Treaty of Greenville US and western tribes ally against Great Britain
1814 Jul 25 Battle of Lundy's Lane
1814 Jul 26 Sinclair's squadron arrives off Mackinac Island
1814 Aug 1 Schooner Nancy warned of Fort Mackinac blockade
1814 Aug 2 Siege of Fort Erie
1814 Aug 4 Battle of Mackinac Island
1814 Aug 8 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent
1814 Aug 9 Creek people sign treaty at Fort Jackson
1814 Aug 10 Raid on Stonington
1814 Aug 12 Capture of USS Somers and USS Ohio on Lake Ontario
1814 Aug 13 Part of Sinclair's squadron arrives at Nottawasaga River
1814 Aug 14 Schooner Nancy destroyed
1814 Aug 14 British occupy Pensacola
1814 Aug 15 Assault on Fort Erie
1814 Aug 19 British land near Benedict, Maryland
1814 Aug 24 Battle of Bladensburg
1814 Aug 24 Burning of Washington
1814 Aug 27 British occupy Point Lookout, Maryland
1814 Aug 27 Retreating garrison destroys Fort Washington
1814 Aug 28 British capture Alexandria, Virginia
1814 Aug 28 Nantucket declares neutrality
1814 Sep 1 Construction commences on Penetang Road
1814 Sep 1 USS Wasp (1813) vs HMS Avon
1814 Sep 1 General George Prevost moves south toward Plattsburgh
1814 Sep 3 Capture of Tigress and Scorpion
1814 Sep 4 Battle of Plattsburgh
1814 Sep 4 John Armstrong, Jr. resigns and James Monroe becomes Secretary of War
1814 Sep 5 Skirmish at Rock Island Rapids
1814 Sep 6 Skirmish at Beekmantown
1814 Sep 6 Battle of Credit Island
1814 Sep 8 Fort Johnson built, abandoned one month later
1814 Sep 9 Capture of Fort O'Brian
1814 Sep 11 Battle of Plattsburgh
1814 Sep 12 Battle of North Point
1814 Sep 12 British repulsed at Mobile, Alabama
1814 Sep 13 Bombardment of Fort McHenry
1814 Sep 13 Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
1814 Sep 14 Battle of Fort Bowyer
1814 Sep 17 Counterattack at Siege of Fort Erie
1814 Sep 26 British squadron captures USS General Armstrong
1814 Oct 19 Battle of Cook's Mills
1814 Oct 21 United Kingdom offers peace on basis of uti possidetis
1814 Oct 26 Raid through the Thames Valley
1814 Nov 5 Americans evacuate Fort Erie
1814 Nov 6 Battle of Malcolm's Mills
1814 Nov 7 Battle of Pensacola
1814 Nov 25 British fleet sail from Jamaica for New Orleans
1814 Nov 27 United Kingdom drops demands for uti possidetis
1814 Dec 14 British overwhelm American gunboats on Lake Borgne
1814 Dec 15 Hartford Convention
1814 Dec 15 United States adopts additional internal taxation
1814 Dec 23 British land their troops below New Orleans
1814 Dec 23 General Andrew Jackson surprise attacks British
1814 Dec 24 Treaty of Ghent signed
1814 Dec 28 United States rejects conscription proposal

1815[edit]

Date Occurrence
1815 Jan 8 Battle of New Orleans
1815 Jan 16 Capture of USS President
1815 Feb 1 Construction commences of Pentanguishene Naval Yard
1815 Feb 4 United States adopts second enemy trade law[citation needed]
1815 Feb 12 Surrender of Fort Bowyer
1815 Feb 17 United States ratifies Treaty of Ghent
1815 Feb 17 United States rejects First Bank of the United States proposal
1815 Feb 20 Capture of Cyane
1815 Mar 1 Napoleon escaped from Elba, triggering the Hundred Days
1815 Mar 23 Capture of HMS Penguin
1815 May 24 Battle of the Sink Hole

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