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Battle for Lake Erie
The Battle of New Orleans
The British attack Baltimore/Fort McHenry
This took place in September of 1813. It was the most important US naval victory. Oliver Hazard Perry was in charge of the Americans. The British forces retreated to Canada.
War of 1812. • Andrew Jackson. • Treaty of Ghent. Definition: American victory in a battle that never had to happen. American forces under General Andrew Jackson defeated British forces on January 8, 1815, several weeks after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which had officially ended the war.
The British did not try to hold Washington DC, instead they left and sailed to Baltimore. Baltimore was ready and waiting. Commander of Fort McHenry requested a flag "so large that the British will ahve no difficulty seing it"
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