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Updated: 2/8/2021
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  • Major Battles of the War of 1812/ Detroit
  • Queenston Heights
  • York (Toronto)
  • Stoney Creek
  • Sir Isaac Brock (British officer) and Tecumseh (Shawnee chief), decided to travel to Detroit with an army of 400 soldiers and 600 First Nations Warriors. Their plan was to invade General Hull's (was an American soldier and politician) force of about 2500 soldiers. Brock demanded General Hull to surrender. After their victory, they earned 33 guns, 2500 muskets and other supplies.
  • Lundy's Lane
  • In October 1812, American soldiers stood across Niagara River and captured a high ground (at Queenston) belonging to the British. Major-General Brock quickly put his army to attack the Americans. Suddenly, Major-General Brock got shot by an American sniper and died. It lead to another victory for the British as the Americans started to retreat.
  • Retreat!
  • Washington and Baltimore
  • In April 1813, 1700 American soldiers sailed over Lake Ontario and conquered a small British Garrison. Later on, they burnt down a town at York and sailed away. This battle encouraged the Americans to attack the Upper part of Canada
  • On June 6 1813, American soldiers decided to go to the Upper part of Canada near Stoney Creek. On the other side, the British made a surprise on the Americans by setting up a night attack. However, the British overlooked the main American camp. On that day many British and Americans died. Then, the Americans decided to retreat.
  • On July 25 1814, General Scott prepared his army of 1500 American soldiers to invade a British army of 1700 British soldiers. This was a tough battle which ended off by losing 800 men on each side. In advance, the American force retreated again and decided to never again extend the borders with Canada.
  • On August 1814, the British decided to revenge on the Americans by burning down the White House and Government buildings in Washington (This occurred because before the Americans burnt down British buildings at York). Lastly the British decided to do the same on Baltimore.