War Of 1812

Five battles that shaped Canada
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Five battles that shaped Canada

WAR SHAPED CANADA. Those three words do not often occur to Canadians living in our peaceable kingdom, but they are surely true. The future of British North America was decided on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and confirmed during the War of 1812 in which the Canadas barely survived American invasion. Two great world wars demonstrated that Canada would exert itself to the maximum to defeat the expansionist aims of Kaisers and Axis dictators. And the war in Afghanistan saw Canada deploy its men and women into action to battle extremist Islamists who could—and did—threaten the democracies. Canada was no great power, but its servicemen and servicewomen over the last century have played major roles in war in concert with their allies. WAS CANADA TO BE A FRENCH OR BRITISH COLONY? The Se...
1812 Journal Then & Now (September/October)
War Of 1812

1812 Journal Then & Now (September/October)

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of the war in the same two-month time frame as 200 years ago. The “Now” portion highlights existing memorials, museums, battlefields, fortifications and other sites as well as various commemorative events. Space does not permit us to list every event, and so we encourage you to investigate what may be happening in your area or any event that may be of interest. Then Sept. 1: 2,000 British troops under Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governor Lieutenant-General Sir John Sherbrooke bloodlessly occupy Castine and Belfast, Maine, at mouth of Pen...
1812 Journal Then & Now (July/August)
War Of 1812

1812 Journal Then & Now (July/August)

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of the war in the same two-month time frame as 200 years ago. The “Now” portion highlights existing memorials, museums, battlefields, fortifications and other sites as well as various commemorative events. We encourage you to investigate what may be happening in your area. Then July 2: British raid St. Leonard’s, Md. July 3: American forces under Major-General Jacob Brown cross Niagara River and capture Fort Erie. July 5: Brown defeats British at Chippewa. July 7: Americans occupy Queenston Heights; advance party of j...
1812 Journal, Then & Now (March/April)
War Of 1812

1812 Journal, Then & Now (March/April)

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of the war in the same two-month time frame as 200 years ago. The “Now” portion highlights existing memorials, museums, battlefields, fortifications and other sites as well as various commemorative events. We encourage you to let us know about other events that may be happening in your area. You can contact us at [email protected] Then March: British reinforcements arrive at Quebec City via overland route from New Brunswick. March 4: 164-man mounted American raiding party repulses attack by 240 British regulars, Canadian militia ...
War Of 1812

1812 Journal – Then And Now

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of the war in the same two-month time frame as 200 years ago. The “Now” portion highlights existing memorials, museums, battlefields, fortifications and other sites as well as various commemorative events. Space does not permit us to list every event, and so we encourage you to investigate what may be happening in your area or any event that may be of interest. Then July 5: A small British/Canadian force raids American depot at Fort Schlosser, near Buffalo, N.Y.; captures three boats and military stores. July 8: Skirmish between ...

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