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American Navy

  1. The American Navy was undoubtedly a very competent and effective force. (Web site)
  2. The American navy was in better shape, with experienced and competent sailors, but it was no match for the Royal Navy in the Atlantic. (Web site)

American Ships

  1. American ships were better than British ships on a one-to-one level.
  2. American ships were fraudulently transferred to neutral flags.
  3. American ships were regularly stopped and boarded by the British navy .
  4. The American ships were so overloaded with booty that for want of space they dumped large quantities of pork and flour into the lake. (Web site)


  1. The force was divided into four waves (limited by the number of boats available).
  2. The force was led again by Thomas S. Wilson and included 2nd Lt. (Web site)

Alexander Cochrane

  1. Alexander Cochrane was born on the 23 rd of April, 1758.


  1. Americans were inordinately optimistic in 1812.
  2. Americans were in no position to do anything about this sort of war. (Web site)
  3. Americans were outraged by the attack on the Chesapeake. (Web site)
  4. Americans were petrified by Indians, whose skills as warriors were of a high order. (Web site)
  5. The Americans were able to fight off the British attack at Fort George.

American Losses

  1. American losses were moderately heavy considering the duration of the fight: 24 men had been killed and 55 wounded. (Web site)
  2. American losses were two killed and four wounded.
  3. The American losses were 7 dead and 5 wounded.
  4. The American losses were officially reported by the Adjutant-General as 23 killed, 33 wounded and 29 missing. (Web site)


  1. The attack was completely successful.
  2. The attack was made because the American commander refused to permit his vessel to be searched for deserters.
  3. The attack was not as demoralizing as Cockburn intended, but it did contribute to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent next year.
  4. The attack was not authorized by the British government but still outraged American public opinion. (Web site)
  5. The attack was so sudden and unexpected, that the escape of the family was nothing short of miraculous. (Web site)


  1. Baltimore is a city and port in Maryland. (Web site)
  2. Baltimore was next on the schedule, but that city had been given time to prepare its defenses.
  3. Baltimore was recommissioned 28 November 1951 and assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. (Web site)
  4. Baltimore was saved. (Web site)


  1. Barron was court-martialed for surrendering his ship to a British man-of-war in 1807.
  2. Barron was detained to appear at the October 1807 Court of Inquiry, while Decatur took command of Chesapeake to ready her for sea. (Web site)
  3. Barron was just recovering from an illness and content to stay in his cabin. (Web site)
  4. Barron was made the scapegoat.
  5. Barron was requested to appear before a Court of Inquiry, which he did during October. (Web site)


  1. The blockade was a serious discomfort, one effect of which was to change the domestic fuel in eastern cities from Welsh coal to Pennsylvania anthracite. (Web site)
  2. The blockade was monotonous duty broken only by the rare capture of a Spanish vessel or an exchange of gunfire with gunboats and shore batteries. (Web site)
  3. The blockade was not against the United States, but against France.


  1. Breese was appointed midshipman in the Unites States Navy on September 10 1810. (Web site)
  2. Breese was twice married, and had no children from either marriage.


  1. Britain was busy fighting Napoleon in Europe and desperately wanted to avoid war, but did little to stop it. (Web site)
  2. Britain was fighting wars in Europe and the Americas simultaneously; this put it into fiscal straits. (Web site)
  3. Britain was increasingly engaged in an arms race with Germany, and in 1908, asked the colonies for help with the navy. (Web site)
  4. Britain was largely satisfied with the treaty, but it provoked bitter criticism in France.
  5. Britain was still occupying a number of forts on U.S. territory in the Great Lakes region. (Web site)


  1. The British are eventually turned back at Baltimore harbor.
  2. The British are reinforcing the battle and appear to be making a stand.
  3. The British are stopped by a determined defense along the road to BaltiBattle Of Baltimore The American forces stop the British advance on Baltimore. (Web site)
  4. The British are stopped by a determined defense along the road to Baltimore. (Web site)
  5. The British were able to attack French interests at home and abroad with relative ease. (Web site)

British Army

  1. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces.
  2. The British army was also handicapped by geography. (Web site)
  3. The British army was incapable of resuming operations for several weeks after Lundy---s Lane, and not until August 2 could Drummond advance upon Fort Erie.
  4. The British army was making preparations to attack Mobile when news arrived of the peace treaty. (Web site)
  5. The British army was preparing to take Mobile, Alabama, when news of the treaty arrived on February 13; they then embarked on the British fleet.

British Strategy

  1. British strategy was changeing and like the Americans, the British were seeking advantages for the peace negotiations in Ghent .
  2. British strategy was changing and like the Americans, the British were seeking advantages for the peace negotiations in Ghent.
  3. British strategy was changing, and like the Americans, the British were seeking advantages for the peace negotiations.
  4. British strategy was undergoing a fundamental change, and like the Americans, the British were seeking leverage for the peace negotiations underway in Ghent.
  5. British strategy was undergoing a fundemental change, and like the Americans, the British were seeking leverage for the peace negotiations underway in Ghent. (Web site)

British Victory

  1. The British victory was marred when the following day numerous American wounded and prisoners were killed by Native Warriors. (Web site)
  2. The British victory was short-lived, however.

Canadian Voltigeurs

  1. The Canadian Voltigeurs were a Select Embodied Militia unit raised in Lower Canada in 1812, and which fought in the War of 1812.
  2. The Canadian Voltigeurs are part of the Quebec Historical Corps Please feel free to view or sign our guest book.
  3. The Canadian Voltigeurs were a Light Infantry unit, raised in Lower Canada in 1812, that fought in the War of 1812. (Web site)
  4. The Canadian Voltigeurs were a corps of light infantry formed by a group of volunteer soldiers.

Charles Gratiot

  1. This article contains public domain text from Colonel Charles Gratiot.
  2. Charles Gratiot hosted William Clark when he made an official visit to St. Louis in 1795 for the U.S. Army.
  3. The land which became Shrewsbury originally belonged to Gregorie Sarpy and Charles Gratiot; by 1890, it was divided into farms and sold to families.

Charles Morgan

  1. Charles Morgan is a freeborn black man who makes a prosperous living as a merchant in a Quaker community near Gettysburg.
  2. Charles Morgan is the red-haired man in the corner.


  1. Chauncey was bested twice in August 1813. (Web site)
  2. Chauncey was a skilled organizer, but he could not delegate responsibility effectively. (Web site)
  3. Chauncey was attached to the new frigate, President, built in New York in 1798. (Web site)
  4. Chauncey was born to Wolcott and Ann Brown Chauncey, a lineal descendant of Charles Chauncey, the second president of Harvard University. (Web site)
  5. Chauncey was waiting for new ships to be completed and refused to make any move before the middle of July.


  1. Chesapeake was carrying several passengers, whose luggage still crowded the decks. (Web site)
  2. Chesapeake was heavily loaded with food, ammunition, and other necessities. (Web site)
  3. Chesapeake was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. (Web site)
  4. Chesapeake was taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where her presence provided a major boost to British Navy morale.
  5. The Chesapeake was a better fighter than either the Java, Guerriere, or Macedonian, and could have captured any one of them.


  1. Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers whose position exceeds that of a captain, but is less than that of an admiral.
  2. Commodore is a rank of the United States Navy with a somewhat complicated history.


  1. Conway was Arkansas-s territorial delegate to Congress, elected in 1823 and reelected in 1825 with Crittenden-s support.
  2. Conway was educated by private tutors.
  3. Conway was mortally wounded on 29 October , 1827 , during a Duel with Robert Crittenden who was Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.
  4. Conway was wounded in the duel and died 11 days later. (Web site)
  5. Conway was wounded seriously in the encounter and died on Nov.

Creek War

  1. The Creek War was one of the last incidents of armed Indian resistance against the United States in the Southeast.
  2. The Creek War was the second phase of a civil conflict between these factions.
  3. The Creek war was one of critical importance.


  1. The crew are all active-duty Sailors and the assignment is considered special duty in the Navy.
  2. The crew are all active-duty sailors in the Navy and the assignment is considered a special duty. (Web site)
  3. The crew was divided into "watches," six taking an hour's "breather" while the other six rowed, hour and hour about, alternately rowing and resting.
  4. The crew was forced to abandon the ship and her stern settled on the bottom of the ocean in 10 minutes.


  1. A cruise was made to Long Point and the mainland near by, and nothing being seen of the British, the fleet returned to Erie on the 6th. (Web site)
  2. The cruise was something sui generis in modern warfare, recalling to mind the cruises of the early English and Dutch navigators.


  1. Detroit was captured by the British on August 6, 1812. (Web site)
  2. Detroit was a major victory for Brock because it wounded American morale, and eliminated the main American force in the area as a threat.
  3. Detroit was filled with civilians, including Hull's own daughter and grandson, and Hull greatly feared what would happen should he lose the battle.
  4. Detroit was still besieged; but the Indians were beginning to weaken, and for the most part had given up hope of forcing the garrison to surrender. (Web site)
  5. The "Detroit" was in a bad way and the enemy almost unmarked.

Ezekiel Hart

  1. Ezekiel Hart was the first Jew elected to the legislature of Lower Canada, in 1807. (Web site)

Federalist Party

  1. The Federalist Party was an American political party during the First Party System, in the period 1791 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. (Web site)
  2. The Federalist party was mainly composed of New England merchants, who wanted good relations with Britain and free trade. (Web site)

Fort Adams

  1. Fort Adams is a fortification going back to 1812 and was converted to a museum of yachting, tracing the history of boating in Newport Rhode Island. (Web site)
  2. Fort Adams is a massive work with structural walls constructed of local shale and Maine granite.
  3. Fort Adams is a masterpiece of coastal defense and an untapped jewel on Narragansett Bay. (Web site)
  4. Fort Adams is a pretty creepy place, day or night.
  5. Fort Adams is a strangely perfect backdrop for the current festival --the JVC, as it's now become.

Fort Amherstburg

  1. The first post, known as Fort Amherstburg, was constructed in 1796 near the mouth of the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie.
  2. It was at Fort Amherstburg that Brock met the Great Shawnee war chief Tecumseh and it was here that they formed their plan of attack on Detroit. (Web site)
  3. Fort Amherstburg still continues today in a military tradition, but is now a historic site which is frequently visited by tourists from around the world. (Web site)

Fort Barrancas

  1. Fort Barrancas is the name of a historic United States military fort in the Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida. (Web site)
  2. Fort Barrancas was an integral part of the coast defense system until 1947 when coastal forts were declared surplus. (Web site)
  3. Fort Barrancas was built over the ruins of Fort San Carlos which stood from 1839 through 1844. (Web site)
  4. Fort Barrancas was designed by Joseph Gilbert Totten, and connected to the Spanish-built water battery by a tunnel. (Web site)
  5. Fort Barrancas was designed by Joseph Gilbert Totten, and connected to the Spanish-built water-battery by an underground walkway tunnel. (Web site)

Fort Erie

  1. Fort Erie is the site of the bloodiest battlefield in the history of Canada. (Web site)
  2. Fort Erie was part of the chain of communications between Lakes Erie and Ontario.
  3. Fort Erie was the first objective that stood in the way, which required its capture.

Fort George

  1. Fort George is a historic military structure at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, that was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812.
  2. Fort George is one of the outstanding artillery fortification in Europe. (Web site)
  3. Fort George is the focus of the interpretation programme for visitors to the Niagara Complex. (Web site)
  4. Fort George is the only Ancient Monument in Scotland still functioning as intended – a working army barracks but still welcoming visitors. (Web site)
  5. Fort George was awakened by American cannon fire and shells crashing down into it.

Fort Malden

  1. Fort Malden was a fort that stood on the remains of the second Fort Amherstburg in Amherstburg, Ontario .
  2. Fort Malden was burnt by the British on September 23, 1813, before they started to retreat from Amherstburg. (Web site)
  3. Fort Malden was constructed on the ruins of the first fort, and is today a National Historic Site.
  4. Fort Malden: a structural narrative history 1796-1976. (Web site)

Fort Mchenry

  1. Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship deployed to Sasebo, Japan, as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group.
  2. Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship forward deployed to Sasebo as part of the USS Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group.
  3. Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, and part of the forward-deployed USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group. (Web site)
  4. Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, as part of the U.S. Navy---s only forward deployed amphibious force.
  5. Fort McHenry is a dock landing ship forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, as part of the Forward-Deployed Amphibious Ready Group.

Fort Meigs

  1. Fort Meigs is a 10 acre War of 1812 stronghold situated on a high bluff facing the Maumee River just outside the city of Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio. (Web site)
  2. Fort Meigs is a State memorial, open to the public with an interpretive program.
  3. Fort Meigs is a War of 1812 battlefield located in Perrysburg, Ohio.
  4. Fort Meigs is a War of 1812 battlefield located in the Toledo suburb of Perrysburg.
  5. Fort Meigs is a non-profit organization where event rentals further the Ohio Historical Society---s museum outreach efforts in Ohio communities.

Fort Niagara

  1. Fort Niagara is a three hundred-year-old fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in North America.
  2. Fort Niagara is a 300 year old fortification site located near Youngstown, New York on the eastern bank of the Niagara River at its mouth on Lake Ontario. (Web site)
  3. Fort Niagara is a fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in North America .
  4. Fort Niagara is a three hundred-year-old fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in northern North America .
  5. Fort Niagara is the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America. (Web site)

Fort Pickens

  1. Fort Pickens was one of two forts in the South that stayed with the Union at the beginning of the secessions and the start of the Civil War. (Web site)
  2. Fort Pickens is part of a Florida state park. (Web site)
  3. Fort Pickens was one of the few forts in the south that were not captured by the Confederates. (Web site)

Fort Schlosser

  1. Fort Schlosser was occupied by American troops at the start of the War of 1812, but was captured in 1813 and burned. (Web site)
  2. Fort Schlosser was situated approximately one mile above the Falls, opposite Chippawa.

Francis Gregory

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  1. A frigate is a warship.
  2. A frigate was expected to take on an enemy frigate, even one of superior gun power such as the larger French and American frigates. (Web site)
  3. Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. (Web site)
  4. The frigate was decommissioned on 9 June 1819 and laid up at Norfolk. (Web site)
  5. The frigate was designed with an unarmed lower deck so that its guns were well above the waterline. (Web site)

General Ross

  1. General Ross was killed on September 12, 1814 in fighting with American militia, and the attack was repulsed.
  2. General Ross was so impressed by the bravery of Commodore Barney and his flotillamen that he immediately paroled them (after disarming them, of course). (Web site)

George Cranfield Berkeley

  1. George Cranfield Berkeley, he was made commander on 8th October 1800. (Web site)
  2. All of the letters in this collection concern the naval operations under Sir George Cranfield Berkeley 's command. (Web site)

George Armistead

  1. George Armistead was one of five brothers who served in the War of 1812, either in the regular army or militia.

George Cockburn

  1. George COCKBURN was born before 1700. (Web site)
  2. George Cockburn is a Scotchman who is rapidly winning .
  3. George Cockburn was listed as over 60 on the same page as Francis Cockburn and others in the 1787 census - but which George is not clear. (Web site)

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