War of 1812 Comic strip

War of 1812 Comic strip

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  • The Battle of Baltimore and the British siege of Fort McHenry took was the first battle in the War of 1812. The war was between the United States and the British forces.The United States under Major General Samuel Smith comprised of 1000 men at Fort McHenry who had 20 guns, against the British forces under Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane. The British were better equipped with 19 ships and about 5,000 men. The British advanced to attack Baltimore, a vital port city which they believed was the base of many American privateers. The war ended with a successful defense of Baltimore.
  • The British forces under General Robert Ross beat American forces at the Battle of Bladensburg, Maryland, on August 24, 1814, they marched towards the U.S. national capital of Washington, D.C. They took over Washington and set it on fire burning public buildings including the White House and several federal buildings. The attack was a retaliation for the previous American attack on Canadian government buildings by American troops. On August 26, General Ross ordered a withdrawal and President Madison returned to Washington and vowed to rebuild the city. 
  • The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, took place on September 11,1814. The British army led by George Prevost entered the United States from Canada through New York and advanced Plattsburgh. A British naval crew was also coming through Plattsburgh Bay on Lake Champlain led by George Downie. At the lake’s edge, a smaller United States naval team was waiting and the battle began. The British naval commander was killed and the British surrendered.  
  • The Battle of Lake Erie, was a naval battle between British forces and American forces during the War of 1812. It was fought on the 10th of September in 1813 and involved nine vessels of the United States Navy. The United States Navy defeated and captured six British vessels of the Royal Navy. The battle was vital to the control and recovery of Detroit and also enabled the Americans to win the Battle of Thames. The Battle of Lake Erie was one of the biggest naval engagements in the War of 1812 
  • The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle fought in the War of 1812. The American soldiers were led by Major General Andrew Jackson against the British forces led by Admiral Alexander Cochrane. The battle was one of the biggest and most decisive engagements that prevented the British from seizing New Orleans and other territory from the Louisiana Purchase.
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