Project: War of 1812

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The War of 1812 Project is part of of the Military and War Project!

The War of 1812 Project

  • What was the The War of 1812?
An infant United States of America stood up to the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain! Although Europeans may consider it part of the Napoleonic Wars, the United States and Canada consider it as a separate war.
  • What were the Causes of the War of 1812?
Restriction of U.S trade by Great Britain along with the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen combined with America’s desire to expand its territory.
This is the one and only time, in USA's history, the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., was captured and burned in August 1814. The new nation suffered costly defeats at the hands of British, Canadian and Native American troops during the course of the War of 1812.
American military troops repulsed the British invasions in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans. These successes boosted the national confidence resulting in a new spirit of patriotism. It was after the Battle of Baltimore, and more specifically, after the shelling of Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbor, that Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became the national anthem of the United States, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The Treaty of Ghent, ratified on 17 February 1815, ended the war. In spite of the unresolved issues, some still going on today, many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a “second war of independence,” beginning an era of partisan agreement and national pride.
This Project brings honor to those who served their respective nations, regardless of positions taken during the war. Each military member was called upon by their nation and fought with bravery and deserves to be remembered for the sacrifice each one experienced. Rest in Peace.

Contents

Focus and Purpose

Our focus is on the War of 1812 military participants. Our purpose is two-fold:

We want to provide a space where someone who may only know that Great Grandpa served in the War of 1812 and provide them a direction/method to locate the specific unit he served with.

When you participate in this project you embrace the military member. You need to respect their sacrifice - regardless of the country served. It takes a special kind of person to serve on military projects: One that can look past their biases and focus on the service a military member provided.

How to Join

If you would like to be involved in the War of 1812 Project, please do the following:

  1. Add war_of_1812 to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask the leaders of Military and War to award you the Military and War Project badge, as well as read below to see what special guidelines might come along with being a member of the project.
  3. This project does not have a unique badge, in order to add a sticker to your profile and view a listing of who is a member of this project, add your name to the War of 1812 Members by placing the following in your profile, below the ==Biography== line:
    1. if you already have {{Military and War Project Member}} add "|War of 1812" to it.
    2. if not, add {{Military and War Project Member|War of 1812}}
  4. Request to join the Google Community which is how we communicate.


Categories and Structure

  • Please follow the guidance the Categorization Project has/will issue.

Sub Projects

Requested Subprojects

Please add anything you would like to see as a subproject. We can discuss ideas on our google group and then post them on g2g.

  1. Battle of Plattsburg September 1,1 1814 - Vermont Melitia

Related Projects

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:

Free Pages

Sticker

Keith and Terry Wright Image/Sticker changes, corrections etc.


You can add American States or Territories, British, Canadian and Native American to the Sticker

Sample usage:

{{War of 1812|Ohio}}

Result:

... ... ... ... served for Ohio in the War of 1812
Service started:
Unit(s):
Service ended:

... ... ... was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in the War of 1812.


Sample usage:

{{Privateers War of 1812|Canadian}}

Result:


Privateers
... ... ... was a Canadian privateer in the War of 1812.
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Discuss: war_of_1812

Google Group

  • Membership to the Google Group is by request: Please contact Terri, Terry, or David.

Members and area of interest

War of 1812 Project Members
Founding Project Member
War of 1812 Honorary Member

  • Terri Rick Project Coordinator
  • Terry Wright - Profile Enhancements - Free page Assistance with designing - tables
  • Nae, Ohio regiments, among many others
  • David, Interest in Napoleon's Continental Trade Proposal, Britain's Blockade and Imprisonment of U.S. Merchant Marines, Jefferson's Quest for United North America, and Tecumseh leading Native American Fight.
  • Mary Richardson Kentucky, Virginia, Michigan Territory, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, dist of Maine, Vermont, Dist. of Columbia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, General Adair's Route to New Orleans. WikiTree profiles, pictures of interest.
  • Allan Thomas Creek War and American Indians roles. Southern Theater (MS, AL, TN, GA, LA). Battle of New Orleans.
  • Paula Profile Enhancements - Assisting wherever needed - colonial and Native American members
  • Laurie Cruthers Interest in Upper and Lower Canada; connecting WikiTree profiles
  • Dave Rutherford Canada and Canadian profiles
  • Amy McAndrews Georgia, Louisiana
  • Diane Sell Canada, Ohio; connecting WikiTree profiles
  • Guy Constantineau Canada
  • Jason Everett Canada - War in 1812 in general, Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada in particular. Also got interested in events along the St. Laurence River. As a re-enactor for over 30 years, I have a more practical understanding of weapons and tactics.



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