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Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812,9781550026269

Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812

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1550026267
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Pub. Date:
5/1/2006
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Summary

There have been guidebooks to military sites before, but no other book has covered the War of 1812 in its entirety. This well-illustrated updated edition covers more than 400 historic sites of the War of 1812, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the United States. The author has used old pen and ink drawings from the last century to give a 'then and now' feel to the book. Curious to know what is at the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights? Besides giving readers a detailed history of the events that occurred at the sites, the author describes what they have to offer visitors today, be it a historical plaque, historic house, or major interpretative centre. This book is a handy tool for both travellers and historians. It remains the only book on the market offering a comprehensive guide to nearly all of the sites in our last war with the United States.

Table of Contents

List of Maps 17(2)
Preface 19(2)
Preface to the Second Edition 21(2)
Introduction 23(1)
Note on Maps 24(1)
Note on Text 25(1)
Symbol Key 26(1)
Acknowledgements 27(3)
List of Illustrations 30(3)
Chapter 1: Windsor—Detroit 33(7)
Hull's Landing, Windsor, Ontario
Hull's Headquarters, Windsor, Ontario
Colonel James Baby, Windsor, Ontario
The Capture of Detroit, Windsor, Ontario
Fort Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
War of 1812 Dead, Detroit, Michigan
General Macomb Statue, Detroit, Michigan
Alexander Macomb, Mount Clemens, Michigan
Chapter 2: Detroit River 40(11)
Fort Malden, Amherstburg, Ontario
Amherstburg Navy Yard, Amherstburg, Ontario
The Provincial Marine, Amherstburg, Ontario
Project Detroit, Amherstburg, Ontario
Gordon House, Amherstburg, Ontario
Pro Patria, Royal Navy, Amherstburg, Ontario
Park House, Amherstburg, Ontario
Major John Richardson, Amherstburg, Ontario
Lieutenant Colonel William Caldwell, Amherstburg, Ontario
Colonel Matthew Elliot, Amherstburg, Ontario
Skirmishes at the Canard River, Ontario
Battle of Brownstown, Gibraltar, Michigan
Battle of Maguaga, Trenton, Michigan
Landing Place of Americans, Amherstburg, Ontario
Chapter 3: Maumee Valley 51(12)
Fort Defiance, Defiance, Ohio
Fort Winchester, Defiance, Ohio
Hull Trail
Fort McArthur, Kenton, Ohio
Fort McArthur Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio
Fort Necessity, Hancock County, Ohio
Eagle Creek Crossing, Findlay, Ohio
Blanchard Creek Crossing, Findlay, Ohio
Fort Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio
Fort Amanda, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Fort Stephenson, Fremont, Ohio
First Battle in Ohio, Crystal Rock, Ohio
Fort Ball, Tiffin, Ohio
Fort Seneca, Fort Seneca, Ohio
"Tecumseh" Outdoor Drama, Chillicothe, Ohio
Perry's Victory Monument, Lake Erie
Battle of the River Raisin, Monroe, Michigan
Chapter 4: Indiana—Illinois 63(12)
Fort Shelby, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Battle at Rock Island Rapids, Rock Island, Illinois
Fort Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois
Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago, Illinois
Fort Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa
Fort Clark, Peoria, Illinois
Fort Massac, Metropolis, Illinois
Pigeon Roost State Memorial, Underwood, Indiana
Fort Vallonia, Vallonia, Indiana
Mississinewa Battlefield, Marion, Indiana
Tippecanoe Battlefield, Lafayette, Indiana
Prophet's Town, Lafayette, Indiana
Old Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Chapter 5: Lake Erie 75(12)
Battle of Malcolm's Mills, Oakland, Ontario
Captain John Brant, Oshwekan, Ontario
The Six Nations, Oshwekan, Ontario
Grand River Naval Depot, Port Maitland, Ontario
Skirmish at Nanticoke, Nanticoke, Ontario
Brock's Embarkation, Port Dover, Ontario
Campbell's Raid, Port Dover, Ontario
Fort Norfolk, Turkey Point, Ontario
Backhouse Mill, Port Rowan, Ontario
Long Point Settlement, Long Point, Ontario
Long Point Portage, Long Point, Ontario
Presque Isle Naval Base, Erie, Pennsylvania
Brig Niagara, Erie, Pennsylvania
Oliver Hazard Perry Statue, Cleveland, Ohio
Fort Huntington, Cleveland, Ohio
Chapter 6: The Thames Valley 87(7)
Skirmish at McCrae's House, Chatham, Ontario
Skirmish at the Forks, Chatham, Ontario
Salute Gun, Chatham, Ontario
Battle of the Thames, Thamesville, Ontario
Fairfield on the Thames, Fairfield, Ontario
Battle of the Longwoods, Wardsville, Ontario
Ebenezer Allan, Delaware, Ontario
Chapter 7: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 94(14)
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Point Mississauga Lighthouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Fort Mississauga, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Battle of Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Brock's Bastion, Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Navy Hall, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Butler's Barracks, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Action at Butler's Farm, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara Historical Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
McFarland House, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Capture of Fort Niagara, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Field House, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Brown's Point, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
British Landing, Youngstown, New York
The "Salt Battery," Youngstown, New York
Foxpoint Battery, Youngstown, New York
Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
Chapter 8: Queenston, Ontario 108(18)
Vrooman's Battery, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Laura Ingersoll Secord, Queenston, Ontario
Laura Secord House, Queenston, Ontario
Laura Secord Monument, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Major John Richardson, Queenston, Ontario
Fort Drummond, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Fort Riall, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, Queenston Heights, Ontario
The Coloured Corps, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Battle of Queenston Heights, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Brock's Monument, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Brock's Monument Plaque, Queenston Heights, Ontario
Queenston Heights Battlefield Tour (Five Stops), Queenston Heights, Ontario
Brock's Cenotaph, Queenston, Ontario
Monument to Alfred, Queenston, Ontario
Indians at Queenston Heights, Queenston, Ontario
"Sheaffe's Path to Victory," Queenston, Ontario
Five-Mile Meadow, Lewiston, New York
Battle of Queenston Heights, Lewiston, New York
Fort Gray, Lewiston, New York
Cold Springs, Lockport, New York
Chapter 9: Niagara Falls, Ontario 126(12)
Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Battle of Lundy's Lane
Battle of Lundy's Lane Plaque
General Gordon Drummond
Unknown Soldiers
Captain Abraham Hull
Laura Secord Grave
Lundy's Lane Historical Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Battle Ground Hotel Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario
William Lundy House, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Bridgewater Mills, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Fort Schlosser, Niagara Falls, New York
Raid on Fort Schlosser, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Fort Chippawa, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Founding of Chippawa, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Battle of Chippawa, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Chapter 10: Fort Erie and Buffalo 138(12)
Frenchman's Creek, Niagara Parkway, Ontario
Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie, Ontario
Fort Erie, Fort Erie, Ontario
Pro Patria Monument, Fort Erie, Ontario
The Caledonia and the Detroit, Fort Erie, Ontario
Capture of the Somers and the Ohio, Fort Erie, Ontario
Capture of the Somers and the Ohio, Crystal Beach, Ontario
Ernest Cruickshank Home, Fort Erie, Ontario
Burning of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Fort Tompkins, Buffalo, New York
Oliver Hazard Perry Statue, Buffalo, New York
Battle of Black Rock, Buffalo, New York
Old Navy Yard, Buffalo, New York
St. John House, Buffalo, New York
Lovejoy House, Buffalo, New York
Flint Hill, Buffalo, New York
Unknown Soldiers, Buffalo, New York
War of 1812 Cemetery, Williamsville, New York
U.S. Barracks, Cheektowaga, New York
Chapter 11: West Niagara 150(9)
Engagement at the Forty, Grimsby, Ontario
Colonel Robert Nelles, Grimsby, Ontario
Nelles—Fitch House, Grimsby, Ontario
The Stone Shop, Grimsby, Ontario
Ball's Grist Mill, Vineland, Ontario
Runchey's Tavern, Jordan, Ontario
Decou House, Decew Falls, Ontario
Battle of Beaver Dams, Thorold, Ontario
Battle of Beaver Dams, Actual Site
Laura Secord, Battle of Beaverdams Park, Thorold, Ontario
William Hamilton Merritt, St. Catharines, Ontario
The Burning of St. David's, St. David's, Ontario
Battle of Cook's Mills, Welland, Ontario
Chapter 12: Hamilton and Vicinity 159(12)
Stoney Creek Battlefield, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Lion Monument, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Battlefield House, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Old Meeting House Site, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Billy Green Monument, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Hamilton—Scourge Memorial, Hamilton, Ontario
Burlington Heights, Hamilton, Ontario
Sir John Harvey, Harvey Park, Hamilton, Ontario
The Burlington Races, Harvey Park, Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Military Museum, Dundum Park, Hamilton, Ontario
Darnley Grist Mill, Greensville, Ontario
Union Mill, Ancaster, Ontario
Ancaster Assizes, Ancaster, Ontario
1812 Barracks, Ancaster, Ontario
Old Stone Hotel, Ancaster, Ontario
Chapter 13: Toronto and Vicinity 171(8)
The Battle of York, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
The Second Invasion of York, Coronation Park, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Explosion of the Grand Magazine, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Landing Place of the Americans, Sunnyside Beach, Toronto, Ontario
Grenadier Pond, High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Twin Lion Monument, Exhibition Grounds, Toronto, Ontario
Sir Gordon Drummond, Parliament Buildings, Toronto, Ontario
HMS St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Ontario
Defence of York, Victoria Square, Toronto, Ontario
Jabez Lynde House, Whitby, Ontario
Chapter 14: East End of Lake Ontario 179(18)
The Escape of the Royal George, Bath, Ontario
Gananoque, Ontario
Raid on Gananoque, Gananoque, Ontario
Colonel Joel Stone, Gananoque, Ontario
Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York
1812 Barracks, Cape Vincent, New York
Brown Mansion, Brownville, New York
Sackers Harbor Battlefield, Sackets Harbor, New York
1812 Monument, Sackets Harbor, New York
Sacker Mansion, Sackers Harbor, New York
Fort Virginia, Sackers Harbor, New York
Blockhouse Site, Sackets Harbor, New York
Fort Chauncey, Sackers Harbor, New York
Woolsey House, Sackers Harbor, New York
Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery, Sackets Harbor, New York
Samuel Guthrie House, Sackets Harbor, New York
Fort Volunteer, Sackers Harbor, New York
Carrying of the Cable, Sackets Harbor, New York
Bartlett's Point, Clayton, New York
Action at French Creek, Clayton, New York
Action at Cranberry Creek, Alexandria Bay, New York
War of 1812, Henderson Harbor, New York
Battle of Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, New York
Carrying of the Cable, Sandy Creek, New York
Hospital, Sandy Creek, New York
Fort Ontario (Oswego), Oswego, New York
Chapter 15: Kingston 197(8)
Chauncey's Attack on Kingston Harbour, Kingston, Ontario
Point Frederick Buildings, Kingston, Ontario
Sir James Lucas Yeo, Kingston, Ontario
The Stone Frigate, Kingston, Ontario
Kingston Navy Yard, Kingston, Ontario
Point Frederick, Kingston, Ontario
Rush–Bagot Agreement
Pro Patria 1812-1814
Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario
Chapter 16: The St. Lawrence Valley 205(23)
Brown's Bay Wreck, Mallorytown, Ontario
Bridge Island, Mallorytown, Ontrio
Forsyth's Raid, Brockville, Ontario
Brock Monument, Brockville, Ontario
Raid on Ogdensburg, Ogdensburg, New York
Capture of Ogdensburg, Prescott, Ontario
Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario
Stockade Barracks, Prescott, Ontario
The Julia and the Earl of Moira, Morristown, New York
Crysler's Farm Battlefield Park, Morrisburg, Ontario
John Crysler Grave, Crysler, Ontario
Brigadier General Ernest Cruickshank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
Skirmish at Hoople's Creek, Hoople's Creek, Ontario
Submerged Communities, Cornwall, Ontario
Glengarry Fencibles, Cornwall, Ontario
The Reverend John Strachan, Cornwall, Ontario
"Fraserfield," Williamstown, Ontario
Funeral of General Covington, Fort Covington, New York
Winter Quarters, Fort Covington, New York
Fort Covington, Fort Covington, New York
Mann Homestead, Westville Center, New York
Arsenal Green, Malone, New York
Foote Tavern, Malone, New York
Harison House, Malone, New York
Fort Hickory, Chateauguay, New York
Coteau-du-Lac Blockhouse, Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec
De Salaberry Statue, Valleyfield, Quebec
Battle of the Chateauguay, Ormstown, Quebec
Chapter 17: Richelieu River—Lake Champlain 228(15)
De Salaberry Monument, Chambly, Quebec
De Salaberry Manor House, Chambly, Quebec
1814 Barracks, Chambly, Quebec
Ile-aux-Noix, Richelieu River, Quebec
Battle of the Lacolle Mill, Lacolle, Quebec
Skirmish at Odeltown, Odeltown, Quebec
Judge Moore's House, Champlain, New York
Dewey's Tavern, Champlain, New York
Hubbell House, Chazy, New York
Prevost's Headquarters, Chazy, New York
Sampson's Tavern, Ingraham, New York
Farnsworth Tavern, Beekmantown, New York
Ira Howe House, Beekmantown, New York
Skirmish at Beekmantown, Beekmantown, New York
Battery Park, Burlington, Vermont
Macdonough Shipyard, Vergennes, Vermont
Macdonough Boulder, Vergennes, Vermont
Lake Champlain Fleet Monument, Vergennes, Vermont
Site of Fort Cassin, Otter Creek, Vermont
Chapter 18: Plattsburg, New York 243(12)
Battle of Plattsburg Monument
Battle of Plattsburg Interpretive Center
Halsey's Corners
Brisbane's Headquarters
Colonel Thomas Miller House
Robinson's Headquarters
Defence of Saranac River
Kent–Delord House
Skirmish at the Dead Creek Bridge
British Hospital
Sir George Prevost's Headquarters
General Macomb's Headquarters
Fort Brown
Fort Moreau and Fort Scott
British Battery
Riverside Cemetery
Crab Island
De Rottenburg's Headquarters
Fort Izard, Cumberland Head, New York
Sheldon–Hagar Farm
Heritage Trail Monument
Macdonough Farm, Cumberland Head, New York Treble Anchor
Pike's Cantonment
Skirmish Site, Morrisonville, New York
Anchor from the Confiance
Chapter 19: Northern Ontario 255(9)
Raid on Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Fort St. Joseph, St. Joseph Island, Ontario
Capture of the Tigress and the Scorpion, Thessalon, Ontario
Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island, Michigan
British Landing, Mackinac Island, Michigan
British Cannon, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Battlefield of 1814, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Fort Holmes, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Chapter 20: Georgian Bay and Vicinity 264(13)
Penetang Road, Midland, Ontario
Nine-Mile Portage, Barrie, Ontario
Willow Creek Depot, Minesing, Ontario
Glengarry Landing, Edenvale, Ontario
Anchor at Holland Landing, Anchor Park, Ontario
The Tigress and the Scorpion, Penetanguishene, Ontario
The Nancy, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Nancy Island Historic Site, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Unknown Soldier, Nancy Island, Ontario
Schooner Town, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario
Captain James Keating, Discovery Harbour, Ontario
Remains of Tecumseth, Discovery Harbour, Ontario
Schooners the Bee and the Tecumseth, Dicovery Harbour, Ontario
Discovery of the General Hunter, Southampton, Ontario
"Tiger" Dunlop, Goderich, Ontario
Chapter 21: Washington, D.C., and Vicinity 277(10)
Barney's Position, Bladensburg, Maryland
The Duelling Grounds, Bladensburg, Maryland
The United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of History and Technology, Washington, D.C.
Decatur House, Washington, D.C.
Old Fort Washington, Fort Washington, Maryland
Chapter 22: Baltimore and North Point 287(16)
Methodist Meeting House, North Point, Maryland
Battle Acre, North Point, Maryland
Battlefield of North Point, North Point, Maryland
General Ross Wounding Site, North Point, Maryland
Rodgers Bastion, Patterson Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Star-Spangled Banner Memorial, Patterson Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Frigate Constellation, Baltimore, Maryland
"Flag House," Baltimore, Maryland
Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
George Armistead Monument, Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
General Samuel Smith Monument, Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
Battle of Baltimore Monument, Calvert and Fayette Streets, Baltimore, Maryland
Francis Scott Key, Lanvale Street and Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Maryland
Wells and McComas Monument, Gay and Asquith Streets, Baltimore, Maryland
Western Burying Ground, Fayette and Greene Streets, Baltimore, Maryland
George Armistead Statue, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
Fort McHenry National Historic Site, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 23: Tidewater 303(13)
Commodore Thomas Macdonough, Macdonough, Delaware
1814 Battery, Delaware City, Delaware
Commodore Jacob Jones, Smyrna, Delaware
Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware City, Delaware
Raid on Havre de Grace, Maryland
The "Potato Battery," Havre de Grace, Maryland
Rodgers Tavern, Perryville, Maryland
The Principio Company, Principio, Maryland
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Kent Island, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Raid on St. Michaels, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Cannonball House, St. Michaels, Maryland
Christ Episcopal Church, St. Michaels, Maryland
Cannonball House, Lewes, Delaware
Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes, Delaware
Point Lookout, Scotland, Maryland
Battle of the Ice Mound, Taylor's Island, Maryland
Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia
Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Battle of Craney Island, Norfolk, Virginia
Attack on Hampton, Hampton, Virginia
Chapter 24: Eastern Seaboard of the United States 316(17)
Fort George, Castine, Maine
Fort Madison, Castine, Maine
Walking Tour of Castine, Maine
Fort George Barrack, Castine, Maine
Paymaster's Office, Castine, Maine
Hooke's Barn, Castine, Maine
Hawes Hall, Castine, Maine
Fort Furieuse, Castine, Maine
Customs House, Castine, Maine
Whitney House, Castine, Maine
British Headquarters, Castine, Maine
Fort Edgecomb, Wiscasset, Maine
Fort Constitution, New Castle, New Hampshire
Fort McClary, Kittery, Maine
Derby Wharf and Salem Privateers, Salem, Massachusetts
Funeral of James Lawrence, Salem, Massachusetts
Fort Lee, Salem, Massachusetts
Fort Pickering, Salem, Massachusetts
Old Powder House, Marblehead, Massachusetts
Fort Sewall, Marblehead, Massachusetts
USS Constitution, Boston, Massachusetts
Bombardment of Stonington, Stonington, Connecticut
Castle Clinton, New York City, New York
Fort Wood, Liberty Island, New York City, New York
The Frigate United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stephen Decatur, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cantonment Greenbush, Greenbush, New York
Henry's Gun Factory, Belfast, Pennsylvania
Chapter 25: East Coast of Canada 333(14)
Temiscouata Portage, Cabano, Quebec
The Grand Falls, Grand Falls, New Brunswick
March of the 104th Regiment, Fredericton, New Brunswick
St. Andrews Blockhouse, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Carleton Martello Tower, St. John, New Brunswick
Blowing Up of the Teazer, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Grave of General Robert Ross, Halifax, Nova Scotia
St. Paul's Church Memorials, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Prince of Wales Martello Tower, Halifax, Nova Scotia
York Redoubt, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Shannon and the Chesapeake, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Long Gun from HMS Shannon, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Naval Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Liverpool Privateers, Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Blockhouse Site, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Fort O'Brian, Machiasport, Maine
Fort Sullivan, Eastport, Maine
Chapter 26: Southern States 347(7)
The Natchez Trace, Colbert's Ferry, Alabama
Old Pentagon Barracks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fort Conde, Mobile, Alabama
Attack on Fort Bowyer, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Fort Mims Massacre, Stockton, Alabama
Fort Jackson, Wetumpka, Alabama
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama
Fort Gadsen, Sumatra, Florida
Chapter 27: New Orleans 354(4)
Chalmette National Historical Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
Chapter 28: Other 1812 Sites 358(4)
Fort Morris (Fort Defiance), Midway, Georgia
Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Fort Moultrie, Charleston, South Carolina
Fort Astoria, Astoria, Oregon
Chapter 29: Belgium 362(1)
Treaty of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
Appendices 363(8)
A. Chronology of the War of 1812
B. Naval Actions at Sea during the War of 1812
C. The Naval War
Photograph and Illustration Credits 371(1)
Bibliography 372(8)
Index 380


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