Timeline of the War of 1812

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


1803May 18War resumed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the First French Empire
1804Nov 3Quashquame's treaty with William Henry Harrison causes many Sauk to ally with British
1805May 22Essex Decision
1805Oct 21Battle of Trafalgar
1806Apr 18Nonimportation Act
1806Nov 21Berlin Decree
1806Dec 31Monroe-Pinkney Treaty
1807Jun 22Chesapeake–Leopard affair
1807Nov 11Orders in Council
1807Dec 17Milan Decree
1807Dec 22Embargo Act
1808Apr 17Bayonne Decree
1809Mar 1Non-Intercourse Act
1809Mar 4President James Madison inauguration
1809Apr 19Erskine Agreement
1809Sep 30Treaty of Fort Wayne
1810Mar 23Rambouillet Decree
1810May 1Macon's Bill No. 2
1810Aug 5Cadore letter
1811Feb 2Trade with the United Kingdom closed
1811Mar 10Henry letters
1811May 16Little Belt affair
1811Nov 412th United States Congress convenes
1811Nov 7Battle of Tippecanoe
1812Apr 4American Trade Embargo
1812May 11Prime Minister Spencer Perceval assassinated
1812Jun 1President James Madison's war message
1812Jun 16Lord Castlereagh announces to Parliament Repeal of Orders in Council



1812Jun to Aug1812 Baltimore riots
1812Jun 18Declaration of war by the United States against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1812Jun 23Finalized Repeal of Orders in Council
1812Jun 29Schooners Sophia and Island Packet taken by the British in the St. Lawrence River
1812Jul 1United States doubles customs duties
1812Jul 12U.S. General William Hull's army invades Upper Canada at Sandwich
1812Jul 16Battle of River Canard
1812Jul 17Capture of Fort Mackinac
1812Jul 19Attack at Sackets Harbor, New York
1812Aug 5Battle of Brownstown
1812Aug 8British General Isaac Brock embarks at Port Dover for the relief of Amherstburg
1812Aug 8Battle of Maguaga
1812Aug 15Fort Dearborn massacre
1812Aug 16Surrender of Detroit
1812Aug 19Capture of HMS Guerriere
1812Aug 19The Great Louisiana hurricane struck New Orleans, damaging both the U.S. and the British fleet
1812Sep 3Massacre at Pigeon Roost
1812Sep 5First siege of Fort Madison begins
1812Sep 6Siege of Fort Wayne
1812Sep 12U.S. General William Henry Harrison reinforces Fort Wayne
1812Sep 14British Major A. C. Muir's expedition at Fort Wayne
1812Sep 21Raid on Gananoque
1812Oct 7U.S. General James Winchester's army arrives near Fort Defiance
1812Oct 9U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jesse Elliott captures the brigs, Caledonia and Detroit
1812Oct 13Battle of Queenston Heights
1812Oct 18Capture of HMS Frolic
1812Oct 18HMS Poictiers captures USS Wasp
1812Oct 25Capture of HMS Macedonian
1812Nov 5James Madison reelected
1812Nov ??British blockade South Carolina and Georgia
1812Nov 9Escape of HMS Royal George
1812Nov 10Commodore Isaac Chauncey attacks Kingston Harbour
1812Nov 22Spur's Defeat
1812Nov 23Americans retreat from Eastern Canada
1812Nov 27Americans attack Fort Erie redoubts
1812Nov 28Skirmish at Frenchman Creek
1812Dec 3William Eustis resigns as Secretary of War
1812Dec 3James Monroe serves as Secretary of War
1812Dec 18Battle of the Mississinewa
1812Dec 26Great Britain blockades Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay
1812Dec 29Sinking of HMS Java
1812Dec 29Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy


1813Jan 12William Jones serves as Secretary of the Navy
1813Jan 22Battle of Frenchtown
1813Jan 23River Raisin massacre
1813Feb 5John Armstrong serves as Secretary of War
1813Feb 7Raid on Elizabethtown
1813Feb 16104th Regiment of Foot (New Brunswick Fencibles) commences march from Fredericton to Upper Canada
1813Feb 22Battle of Ogdensburg
1813Feb 24Sinking of HMS Peacock
1813MarUSS Essex rounds Cape Horn, preys on British whaling ships
1813Mar 3Admiral George Cockburn's squadron arrives in Lynnhaven Bay
1813Mar 19Sir James Lucas Yeo appointed Commander-in-chief of the Lake Squadrons
1813Mar 27Oliver Hazard Perry constructs Lake Erie fleet
1813Mar 30British blockade from Long Island to Mississippi
1813AprCommerce raids begin in Chesapeake Bay
1813Apr 6Lewes, Delaware bombarded by British
1813Apr 13Capture of Mobile, Alabama
1813Apr 15Americans occupy West Florida
1813Apr 27Battle of York
1813May 1Siege of Fort Meigs
1813May 3Raid on Havre de Grace
1813May 5Sir James Lucas Yeo arrives at Quebec
1813May 26British blockade middle states and southern states
1813May 27Battle of Fort George
1813May 27British abandon Fort Erie
1813May 27Colonel John Harvey retreats to Burlington Heights[1]
1813May 29Sir George Prevost and Sir James Lucas Yeo attack Sackets Harbor
1813Jun 1HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake
1813Jun 3Capture of U.S. sloops Growler and Eagle near Ile aux Noix
1813Jun 6Battle of Stoney Creek
1813Jun 8Skirmish at Forty Mile Creek
1813Jun 9Americans abandon Fort Erie
1813Jun 13British vessels repulsed at Burlington, Vermont
1813Jun 19Commodore Barclay's squadron appears off of Cleveland, Ohio
1813Jun 20USS Constellation attempts capture of blockading vessels off Hampton, Virginia
1813Jun 22Battle of Craney Island
1813Jun 24Battle of Beaver Dams
1813Jun 25Attack on Hampton, Virginia
1813Jun 27Privateer Teazer (ship) blown up in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
1813Jul 5Raid on Fort Schlosser
1813Jul 8Final siege of Fort Madison begins, fort defeated sometime in September
1813Jul 8Action at Butler's Farm
1813Jul 26General Henry Procter quits the siege of Fort Meigs
1813Jul 27Battle of Burnt Corn
1813Jul 31Raid on Plattsburg
1813Jul 31Second occupation of York
1813Aug 2General Henry Proctor's assault fails at Fort Stephenson
1813Aug 4Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry sails fleet into Lake Erie
1813Aug 5Dominica vs. Decatur
1813Aug 7U.S. schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder on Lake Ontario
1813Aug 10Naval engagement ships Julia and Pert captured[clarification needed]
1813Aug 12Capture of USS Argus
1813Aug 30Fort Mims massacre
1813Sep 10Battle of Lake Erie
1813Sep 25Capture of HMS Boxer
1813Sep 26General William Henry Harrison lands in Canada, Detroit liberated
1813Sep 28Burlington Races
1813Oct 5Battle of the Thames
1813Oct 26Battle of the Chateauguay
1813Nov 3Battle of Tallushatchee
1813Nov 4Great Britain offers the United States peace negotiations
1813Nov 6General James Wilkinson's flotilla runs past the batteries at Fort Wellington
1813Nov 9Battle of Talladega
1813Nov 10Skirmish at Hoople's Creek
1813Nov 11Battle of Crysler's Farm
1813Nov 13Skirmish at Nanticoke
1813Nov 15Funeral of General Covington at French Mills
1813Nov 15General James Wilkinson's army goes into winter quarters
1813Nov 16British extend naval blockade along U.S. coast
1813Dec 10Burning of Newark
1813Dec 10Major General David Adams burned Nuyaka
1813Dec 15Skirmish at Thomas McCrae's house
1813Dec 19Capture of Fort Niagara
1813Dec 19 - 31British destroy Lewiston, Fort Schlosser, Black Rock, and Buffalo


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


1815Jan 8Battle of New Orleans
1815Jan 16Capture of USS President
1815Feb 1Construction commences of Pentanguishene Naval Yard
1815Feb 4United States adopts second enemy trade law[citation needed]
1815Feb 12Surrender of Fort Bowyer
1815Feb 17United States ratifies Treaty of Ghent
1815Feb 17United States rejects First Bank of the United States proposal
1815Feb 20Capture of Cyane
1815Mar 1Napoleon escaped from Elba, triggering the Hundred Days
1815Mar 10Treaty of Nicolls' Outpost (unratified)
1815Mar 23Capture of HMS Penguin
1815Apr 6Escape from H M Dartmoor Prison
1815May 24Battle of the Sink Hole

See also


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