War Of 1812
Survivors of the War of 1812. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C014466]

1812 Journal Then & Now (November/December)

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, although historical events associated with the war and its aftermath continued for years. We are pleased to present the last part of our Then & Now...
  • A Hundred Years Peace [ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C15678]

    1812 Journal Then & Now (September/October)

    September 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    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...
  • Battle of Queenston Heights. [ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-000273]

    1812 Journal Then & Now (July/August)

    July 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    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...
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    1812 Journal, Then & Now (May/June)

    May 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    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...
  • Lacolle blockhouse [PHOTO: DAN WARD]

    1812 Journal, Then & Now (March/April)

    March 1, 2014 by John Boileau
    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 and native allies at Battle of Longwoods, near Wardsville, Upper Canada; British withdraw after suffering 67 casualties, followed...
  • A Hundred Years Peace. [ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C115678]

    1812 Journal Then & Now

    January 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    January: British construct defences on Bridge Island, Upper Canada, to shelter supply bateaux travelling on St. Lawrence River; construction begins on cavalry barracks at Blairfindie, between La Prairie and St-Jean, Lower Canada, to house 90 soldiers and 100 horses; gunboats constructed at Coteau-du-Lac fortifications, 40...
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    1812 Journal — Then And Now

    November 1, 2013 by John Boileau
    Military encampment, Fort Wellington, Prescott, circa 1870. ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-O40161 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...
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