The War of 1812

(3) War of 1812 Period’s Veteran’s Organizations & Patriotic SocietiesBattle MapsMuseums & Memorials

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 1812 to February 1815, fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its Native American allies. Historians in the United States and Canada see it as a war in its own right, but the British often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars. By the war’s end in early 1815, the key issues had been resolved and peace returned with no boundary changes.

War of 1812 Time Period: June 18, 1812 – February 18, 1815 (2 years and 8 months)

War of 1812 Locations: Eastern and Central North America, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

War of 1812’s American Casualties and losses:
2,200 killed in action
4,505 wounded
15,000 (est.) died from all causes

The Battle of Queenston Heights

The Battle of Queenston Heights depicts the unsuccessful American landing on 13 October 1812



The War of 1812’s Patriotic Societies and Veteran’s Service Organizations

AVSOPS : Organization Indexing Que
The General Society War of 1812
Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York


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The War of 1812 Battle Map(s)


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Octagon Museum

On Friday, February 17, 1815, the War of 1812 was brought to an end when President James Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent in the Octagon House, where he resided with his wife Dolley, their temporary residence after the British burned the White House.

1799 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C., DC 20006, United States


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