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Sep 12 Maryland: Defenders' Day
(Commemorates militia victory at Battle of North Point during the War of 1812: 9/12/1814)
Battle of North Point War of 1812 Baltimore County Public Library
Jan 8 Louisiana: Jackson Day
(Commemoration of Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans: 1/8/1815)
New Orleans Andrew Jackson Battle of New Orleans
Oct 6
1769
Isaac Brock (British Politician and General Who Captured Detroit in the War of 1812) English Military Leaders Detroit War of 1812
Jan 5
1779
Stephen Decatur (Maryland-born Naval Officer) Stephen Decatur U.S. Military Leaders Naval History War 1812
Oct 1
1781
James Lawrence (New Jersey-born Naval Office Known for His Dying Words, "Don't give up the ship.") New Jersey Military Figures Naval Military History War of 1812

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Oct 5
1813
Chief Tecumseh (Native American Leader Killed at the Battle of the Thames) Canada Battle of the Thames Chief Tecumseh War of 1812
Jan 11
1843
Francis Scott Key (Maryland-born Author of The Star Spangled Banner) Francis Scott Key War of 1812 Star Spangled Banner American Composers and Songwriters
Nov 5
1960
Johnny Horton (California-born Country Musician Killed in a Texas Auto Accident) Los Angeles Performing Artists Texas Automobile Country Music War 1812 Death Internet Movie Database History Channel Texas State Historical Society

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Jan 19
1809
The Delaware General Assembly Asks the U.S. Congress to Fortify the States's Coastline in Anticipation of War with Great Britain Great Britain Delaware U.S. Congress War of 1812 State of Delaware
Aug 19
1812
U.S. Frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, Defeats British Ship Guerriere War of 1812 Naval History History Channel
Sep 3
1812
24 Settlers and Four Native Americans Are Massacred at Indiana's Pigeon Roost Settlement Indiana Native American Heritage War of 1812 Death Indiana State Museum
Sep 4
1812
Indian Attack Indiana's Fort Harrison Indiana Tecumseh Zachary Taylor War of 1812 Indiana State University (pdf)
Sep 5
1812
Native Americans Lay Siege to Fort Wayne Indiana Native American Heritage Forts War of 1812 Indiana Historical Society
Zachary Taylor Defends Indiana's Fort Harrison From Indian Attack Indiana Zachary Taylor Tecumseh War of 1812 Indiana State University (pdf)
Oct 8
1812
Americans Capture British Brigs Detroit and Caledonia War of 1812 Naval History U.S. Navy
Oct 13
1812
Out-numbered British Repel American Attack at Queenston Heights, Canada Canada Great Britain War 1812 Thinkquest
Oct 20
1812
Northwestern Brigade of Virginia Militia Begins March through Ohio to Reinforce the Army of General William Henry Harrison Virginia Military Figures West Virginia Military Figures Ohio William Henry Harrison War of 1812 West Virginia State Archives
Oct 25
1812
U.S. Frigate United States Captures British Vessel Macedonian War 1812 Naval History New York Times
Nov 13
1812
Out-numbered British Repel American Attack at Queenston Heights, Canada Canada Great Britain War 1812 Thinkquest
Jan 22
1813
British, Canadians and Indians Kill 80 Americans and Capture 500 at River Raisin Near Monroe, Michigan Monroe, Michigan War of 1812 Death State of Michigan
Sep 10
1813
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry Leads U.S. Fleet to Over the British warships at the Battle of Lake Erie Great Britain War of 1812 Naval Military History History Channel State of Michigan
Sep 29
1813
Kentucky Riflemen Liberate Detroit from British Occupation Detroit Kentucky War of 1812 State of Michigan
Nov 12
1813
In Canoes on the Alabama River, 3 Frontiersmen Defeat Nine Creek Indians in Hand-to-Hand Combat Alabama Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
Dec 12
1813
The British Take Command of Fort Astoria, Renaming It Fort George Great Britain Astoria, Oregon Forts War of 1812 SalemOregon.com
Dec 19
1813
British Capture New York's Fort Niagara New York Great Britain Fort Niagara War of 1812 Library of Congress
Dec 29
1813
The British Burn Buffalo, New York Great Britain Buffalo, New York Fire Safety War 1812 New York Times
Aug 24
1814
British Forces Invade Washington, D.C., Set Fire to Capitol and White House Great Britain The White House War of 1812 The Library of Congress
Sep 11
1814
U.S. Forces Rout the British Fleet on Lake Champlain New York Vermont War of 1812 Naval History History Channel
Sep 12
1814
3,000 Militia Repel Advance of 9,000 British Troops to Baltimore Maryland War of 1812 Baltimore County Public Library
Sep 13
1814
Francis Scott Key Watches British Bombardment of Fort McHenry Francis Scott key Fort McHenry Star Spangled Banner American Composers & Songwriters War 1812
Sep 14
1814
Francis Scott Key Writes the Words to The Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key Fort McHenry Star Spangled Banner American Composers & Songwriters War 1812 American Collection
Oct 29
1814
The Fulton (aka Demologos), the First Steam-Powered Warship, Is Launched in New York City New York City Steamships Naval Military History War of 1812 Historic Firsts U.S. Navy
Nov 3
1814
Forces of Andrew Jackson Kill 180 Warriors at the Creek Village of Tallushatchee in Alabama Alabama Andrew Jackson Creek Indians War of 1812 Death Wikipedia
Nov 5
1814
Americans Blow Up Fort Erie Before Abandoning Canada's Niagara Frontier Canada War of 1812 Forts Niagara Parks
Nov 7
1814
Andrew Jackson Drives British Forces Out of Pensacola, FL Florida Andrew Jackson Great Britain War of 1812 Florida Historical Society
Nov 8
1814
Spain's Florida Governor Formally Surrenders Pensacola to Andrew Jackson's American Forces Spain Florida Andrew Jackson War of 1812 Florida Historical Society
Dec 14
1814
British Capture Five American Gunboats at the Battle of Lake Borgne, Louisiana Louisiana War of 1812 Naval History National Park Service
Dec 24
1814
The Treaty of Peace and Amity Is Signed in Ghent, Belgium, Ending the War of 1812 Between the U.S. and England Belgium England War of 1812 Ohio Historical Society Yale University History Channel Writer's Almanac University of Georgia Wisconsin Historical Society
Jan 8
1815
Andrew Jackson Defeats the British at Battle of New Orleans Battle of New Orleans New Orleans War of 1812 Library of Congress History Channel
Nov 12
1833
A Meteor Shower Seen Across the Southeast U.S. Becomes Known as "the Night Stars Fell on Alabama" Alabama Meteors Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
Nov 4
1850
In Minnesota, Fort Gaines Is Renamed Fort Ripley in Honor of Eleazar Ripley, a General in the War of 1812 Minnesota Forts War of 1812 Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley Minnesota Historical Association
Nov 5
1960
Country Singer Johnny Horton Killed in Texas Auto Accident Los Angeles Performing Artists Texas Automobile Country Music War 1812 Death Internet Movie Database History Channel Texas State Historical Society

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This guide last revised 05/15/2008
This guide created 05/15/2008