War of 1812 Bicentenary

Two hundred years ago, relations between North America and Great Britain were tenuous, to say the least. If you’d like to explore a good interactive timeline of the War of 1812, visit this site by Parks Canada, which offers a multimedia glimpse into the years-long struggle between the powers.

Early September bore a number of significant events, including the Siege of Fort Wayne from the 5th to the 12th. The Siege involved an interesting cast of characters, including soon-to-be Commander (and future United States President) William Henry Harrison and Chief Winamac of the Potawatomi.

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, from Lossing’s PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE WAR OF 1812

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