Timeline of Events

Southern
Maryland
Timeline Wider War
June
1812
The United States Declares War
(June 18, 1812)
July
1812
British capture American Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan
(July 17, 1812)

One of the first engagements of the war

August
1812
September
1812
October
1812
November
1812
British plan to blockade the Chesapeake
(December 26, 1812)
December
1812
January
1813
February
1813
Admiral Cockburn and the British fleet arrive in the Chesapeake
(March, 1813)
March
1813
April
1813
Battle of York
(April 27, 1813)

Americans invade Canada and burn York, the capital of Canada (present-day Toronto)

May
1813
June
1813
July
1813
August
1813
September
1813
Battle of Lake Erie
(September 10, 1813)

Americans gain naval control of Lake Erie, allowing for American victory in the Detroit theatre of the war

October
1813
Battle of the Thames
(October 5, 1813)

United States victory in Canada which ended the powerful Indian coalition headed by Tecumseh

November
1813
December
1813
January
1814
February
1814
March
1814
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
(March 27, 1814)

Andrew Jackson and United States allied Indians defeat a faction of Creek Indians in Alabama, ending the Creek Civil War

Joshua Barney’s Flotilla sets sail
(April, 1814)
April
1814
May
1814
Battle of Saint Leonard’s Creek
(June 26-7, 1814)
June
1814
British raid Prince Frederick
(July 19, 1814)
July
1814

British raid Leonardtown
(August, 1814)

British raid Great Mills
(August 1814)

British land at Benedict and begin marching towards Washington D.C.
(August 19, 1814)

August
1814
British attack Washington, D. C.
(August 24, 1814)

British burn the White House and U.S. Capital but avoid damaging private residences

September
1814
Battle of Baltimore
(September 12-15, 1814)

British bombard Fort McHenry in Baltimore leading to Francis Scott Key writing the Star Spangled Banner

October
1814
November
1814
December
1814
Treaty of Ghent
(December 24, 1814)

The treaty establishes peace terms and no loss of territory on either side

January
1815
Battle of New Orleans
(January 8, 1815)

Andrew Jackson defeats British army in Louisiana

British leave the Chesapeake area
(February, 1815)
February
1815
British cease hostilities
(Mid-February, 1815)

War of 1812 – Home

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