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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) -(American): American militia general during the War of 1812 and the related Creek War. Jackson's best known exploit was the successful defense of the City of New Orleans from British attack in the war's final clash, the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Jackson later rode his fame from the War of 1812 to the presidency. Andrew Jackson served as President of the United States from 1829 to1837.

General Andrew Jackson

General Andrew Jackson


James Madison (1751-1836) -(American): President of the United States during the War of 1812. Served as the fourth President of the United States from 1809 to 1817.

President James Madison


Sir Edward Michael Pakenham (1778-1815)-(British): British Army officer during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Promoted the rank of major-general in 1814, Packenham led the British forces at the Battle of New Orleans in January, 1815, where he was killed by American fire. Packenham also was the brother-in law of the Duke of Wellington.


Robert Ross (1766-1814)-(British): British Army officer during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.Major General Ross is best known as the commanding British officer at the Burning of Washington in 1814. Ross won the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, and then led his troops into Washington, D.C. Ross was killed by American snipers on his way to the Battle of North Point, near Baltimore.


Winfield Scott (1786-1866) -(American): U.S. Army officer during the War of 1812, and also during the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, and the U.S.-Mexican War. During the War of 1812, he commanded U.S. troops at the Battle of Queenston Heights, the Battle of Fort George, the Capture of Fort Erie, the Battle of Chippawa, the Battle of Lundy's Lane. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1814.


Tecumseh(1768-1813) -(American Indian): Leader of the Shawnee Indians, and also of a large inter-tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which sided with the British against the United States in the War of 1812. Tecumseh's forces assisted the British in the capture of Fort Detroit from the Americans on August 16th, 1812. Tecumseh was later killed in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DATES OF CONFLICT:

BEGAN: July 18, 1812--The U.S. Congress declared war on Britain.

ENDED:

Diplomatic & Legal End: December, 1814, The signing of the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the conflict, though several battles would still be fought.

Military End: February 20, 1815--In the last military action of the war, the USS Constitution defeated two British warships, the HMS Cyane and the HMS Levant. This occurred almost two months after the Treaty of Ghent actually ended the war. Slow communications prevented these ships from knowing about the war's end.

Predecessor Conflicts: (Prior related conflicts)

The American War of Independence (1775-1783)

Chesapeake Incident (1807)


Concurrent Conflicts: (Related conflicts occurring at the same time)

The Napoleonic Wars (1800s)


SUCCESSOR (Related conflicts which occurred later) :

* U.S.-British Conflicts:

Oregon Territory Dispute (1840s)

"Pig War" (1800s)

Venezuela Border Dispute (1890s)