The War of 1812

A Complete Chronology with Biographies of 63 General Officers

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About the Book

Although the American Revolution ended in 1783, tensions between the United States and Britain over disruptions to American trade, the impressment of American merchant sailors by British ships, and British support of Native American resistance to American expansion erupted in another military conflict nearly three decades later. Scarcely remembered in England today, the War of 1812 stood as a veritable “second war of independence” to the victorious Americans and ushered in an extended period of peaceful relations and trade between the United States and Britain. This major reference work offers a comprehensive day-by-day chronology of the War of 1812, including its slow build-up and aftermath, and provides detailed biographies of the generals who made their marks.

About the Author(s)

Bud Hannings oversees Seniram Publishing Incorporated, a company specializing in U.S. military history, and has written several major reference books for McFarland. He lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Bud Hannings

Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 399
Bibliographic Info: 148 photos, 29 maps, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020 [2012]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8366-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9028-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  2
The Chronology  11
Biographies of General Officers  305
Appendix A. Generals, U.S. Army and Militia, War of 1812 Era  354
Appendix B. James Madison’s War Message to Congress, June 1, 1812  357
Appendix C. Prizes of American Privateers and Vessels Under Letters of Marque, Captured on Unspecified Days, 1812–1815  360
Appendix D. Proclamation Issued by General William Hull to the People of Canada on 12 July 1812  364
Appendix E. General Isaac Brock’s Response to General Hull’s Proclamation on 22 July 1812  365
Appendix F. Thomas Boyle’s Proclamation  366
Bibliography  367
Index  371

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Hannings establishes himself as the chronicler par excellence of American military conflicts. Highly recommended”—Choice
  • “Highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “Another exceptional historical reference work by Marine veteran Bud Hannings…magnificent…a great reference source”—Leatherneck Magazine