William Henry Allen was an American naval officer during the War of 1812.

William Henry Allen

William Henry Allen was an American naval officer during the War of 1812.

The grateful citizens of Baltimore presented Colonel Armistead with an elegant silver vase, in the form and of the size of the largest bomb-shell thrown into the fort by the British, during the War of 1812.

The Armistead Vase

The grateful citizens of Baltimore presented Colonel Armistead with an elegant silver vase, in the form…

George Armistead was an American military officer who served as the commander of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.

George Armistead

George Armistead was an American military officer who served as the commander of Fort McHenry during…

The attack on Fort Ontario in Oswego on May 5, 1814.

Attack on Fort Ontario

The attack on Fort Ontario in Oswego on May 5, 1814.

The attack on New Orleans, during the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Attack on New Orleans

The attack on New Orleans, during the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

William Bainbridge was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java during the War of 1812.

William Bainbridge

William Bainbridge was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java…

Joshua Barney was a commodore in the United States Navy, born in Baltimore, Maryland, who served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney was a commodore in the United States Navy, born in Baltimore, Maryland, who served in…

A monument for The Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814.

Battle of North Point Monument

A monument for The Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814.

(1767-1838) Native American Chief of the Sac and Fox tribes famous for his involvement in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War.

Black Hawk

(1767-1838) Native American Chief of the Sac and Fox tribes famous for his involvement in the War of…

The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. The defeat of the American forces there allowed the British to capture and burn Washington, D.C.

The Bridge at Bladensburg in 1861

The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. The defeat of the American forces…

Johnston Blakeley also spelled Johnston Blakely (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812.

Johnston Blakeley

Johnston Blakeley also spelled Johnston Blakely (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the…

John Parker Boyd (1764 – 1830) was an officer in the United States Army, from various periods from 1786 to the end of the War of 1812. He commanded the troops defeated at the Battle of Crysler's Farm in late 1813.

John Parker Boyd

John Parker Boyd (1764 – 1830) was an officer in the United States Army, from various periods…

John Brant was a Mohawk chief and government official in Upper Canada, and he was the son of Joseph Brant

John Brant

John Brant was a Mohawk chief and government official in Upper Canada, and he was the son of Joseph…

The monument for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812.

General Brown's Monument

The monument for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812.

The medal presented to General Jacob Brown by Congress.

Medal Presented to General Brown by Congress

The medal presented to General Jacob Brown by Congress.

(1782-1850) Vice-president of US 1825-1832

John Caldwell Calhoun

(1782-1850) Vice-president of US 1825-1832

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

Capitol Building After the Fire

The remains of the Capitol Building after the fire during the War of 1812.

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House, were largely destroyed.

Remains of the Capitol After the Fire of 1814

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces…

During the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry retreated to the mouth of Cascade Creek where he built the larger vessels of his fleet.

Mouth of Cascade Creek

During the Battle of Lake Erie, Perry retreated to the mouth of Cascade Creek where he built the larger…

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. It took place about five miles south of New Orleans on the grounds of Chalmette Plantation.

Chalmette's Plantation

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of…

Green Clay was an American surveyor, representative to the Virginia legislature, general of the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812.

Green Clay

Green Clay was an American surveyor, representative to the Virginia legislature, general of the Kentucky…

(1793-1881) — of Kentucky. Born in 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1846-47.

Leslie Combs

(1793-1881) — of Kentucky. Born in 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Speaker of…

The Constitution engaging two British ships, the Cyane and Levant.

The Consititution Capturing the Cyane and Levant

The Constitution engaging two British ships, the Cyane and Levant.

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

Croghan's Medal (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

Croghan's Medal (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

George Croghan (15 November 1791 – 8 January 1849) and fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.

Major George Croghan

George Croghan (15 November 1791 – 8 January 1849) and fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American…

The Battle of Crysler's Farm, also known as the Battle of Crysler's Field, was a battle of the War of 1812 fought on November 11, 1813.

Crysler's in 1855

The Battle of Crysler's Farm, also known as the Battle of Crysler's Field, was a battle of the War of…

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.

Decatur's Medal, Back

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable…

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.

Decatur's Medal, Front

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable…

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812.

Stephen Decatur

Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable…

Jesse Duncan Elliot (July 14, 1782 – December 10, 1845) was a United States naval officer and commander of American naval forces in Lake Erie during the War of 1812, especially noted for his controversial actions during the Battle of Lake Erie.

Jesse Duncan Elliott

Jesse Duncan Elliot (July 14, 1782 – December 10, 1845) was a United States naval officer and…

The USS <em>Essex</em> fighting the British ships <em>Phoebe<em> and <em>Cherub</em>.

Essex Fighting Phoebe and Cherub

The USS Essex fighting the British ships Phoebe and Cherub.

In the 1810s, William Henry Harrison used Fort Defiance as one base for his attacks against Native Americans during what is sometimes called Tecumseh's War.

Site of Fort Defiance, in 1860

In the 1810s, William Henry Harrison used Fort Defiance as one base for his attacks against Native Americans…

Fort Erie was captured and destroyed during the War of 1812.

Ruins of Fort Erie, 1860

Fort Erie was captured and destroyed during the War of 1812.

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay.

Ruins of Battery at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812…

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in the Chesapeake Bay.

Sallyport at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812…

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

Fort Niagra, from Fort George, in 1812

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

General Jacob Brown made camp at French Creek on October 29th, 1813. Brown's force was the advance guard of General Wilkinson's army marching on Montreal.

Mouth of French Creek

General Jacob Brown made camp at French Creek on October 29th, 1813. Brown's force was the advance guard…

General Wilkinson settled into winter quarters at French Mills on the Salmon River during the War of 1812.

French Mills in 1860

General Wilkinson settled into winter quarters at French Mills on the Salmon River during the War of…

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the <em>Thanks of Congress</em>, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, for his service in the War of 1812.

General Gaines's Medal

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold…

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the <em>Thanks of Congress</em>, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, for his service in the War of 1812.

General Gaines's Medal

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold…

Edmund Pendleton Gaines (March 20, 1777 - June 6, 1849) was a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War.

Edmund Pendleton Gaines

Edmund Pendleton Gaines (March 20, 1777 - June 6, 1849) was a United States army officer who served…

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane.

General Brown's Gold Box

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's…

The gravesite of William Burrows,Samuel Blyth, and Waters who fought in the War of 1812.

Graves of Burrows, Blyth, and Waters

The gravesite of William Burrows,Samuel Blyth, and Waters who fought in the War of 1812.

Francis Hoyt Gregory (October 9, 1780 - October 4, 1866) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 through to the Civil War, serving then as a Rear Admiral.

Francis Hoyt Gregory

Francis Hoyt Gregory (October 9, 1780 - October 4, 1866) was an officer in the United States Navy during…

On May 3, 1813, during the War of 1812, Havre de Grace was under siege by British Admiral George Cockburn.

Havre de Grace

On May 3, 1813, during the War of 1812, Havre de Grace was under siege by British Admiral George Cockburn.

(1791-1839) an American political leader, lawyer, and captain in the War of 1812.

Robert Young Hayne

(1791-1839) an American political leader, lawyer, and captain in the War of 1812.

Capt. Jeremiah Holmes was a sea captain of many Mystic sloops and a hero of the Battle of Stonington in 1814.

Jeremiah Holmes

Capt. Jeremiah Holmes was a sea captain of many Mystic sloops and a hero of the Battle of Stonington…

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became a state but was disposed because he refused to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America.

Sam Houston

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became…

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became a state but was disposed because he refused to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America.

Samuel Houston

(1793-1863) Leader of Texas who fought in the War of 1812. He was the governor of Texas once it became…

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier.

Samuel Houston

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and…

(1752-1827) Joined the Continental Army and was appointed as Secretary of War during the War of 1812

John Eager Howard

(1752-1827) Joined the Continental Army and was appointed as Secretary of War during the War of 1812

William Hull (June 24, 1753 - November 29, 1825) was an American soldier and governor of Michigan Territory.

William Hull

William Hull (June 24, 1753 - November 29, 1825) was an American soldier and governor of Michigan Territory.

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the military.

Impressment of American Sailors

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the…

George Izard (21 October 1776 - 22 November 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the War of 1812 and a Governor of the Arkansas Territory.

George Izard

George Izard (21 October 1776 - 22 November 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the…

The headquarters of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Jackson's Headquarters

The headquarters of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans during the War of 1812.

During the War of 1812, when British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses, including militia from several western states and territories.

Jackson's Headquarters, New Orleans

During the War of 1812, when British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses,…

Richard Mentor Johnson (October 17, 1780 or 1781 &ndash; November 19, 1850) was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren. He was the only vice-president ever elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson also represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and began and ended his political career in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Richard Mentor Johnson's Monument

Richard Mentor Johnson (October 17, 1780 or 1781 – November 19, 1850) was the ninth Vice President…

A depiction of the commission given to the American spy William Johnston in the War of 1812.

Facsimile from Johnston's commission

A depiction of the commission given to the American spy William Johnston in the War of 1812.

William Johnston was born in Canada in 1780 and was an American spy on the Canada frontier during the War of 1812.

William Johnston

William Johnston was born in Canada in 1780 and was an American spy on the Canada frontier during the…