June 18: War of 1812
On this date in 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, thus beginning America’s Second War of Independence.
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Map showing details of the campaigns of the Army of the West (Fort Stephenson, Fort Meigs, Perry’s victory on Lake Erie, and the Battle of the Thames River), campaigns of the Army of the North (French Mills, Montreal, and Plattsburg), campaigns of the south (Forth Strother, Tohopeka, Autossee, Fort Claiborne, Fort Mims, Pensacola, and New Orleans), and details of the British attack on Baltimore and Washington, the vicinity of Baltimore, and the vicinity of New Orleans.
Map of the War of 1812–1814 between the United States and England, with insets detailing the northern region of the Great Lakes east to Lake Champlain, the vicinity of Detroit, the vicinity of Baltimore, the Niagara River and vicinity, the vicinity of Plattsburg, and the southern region of the war.
A map of the area south of the Cumberland River to the Gulf of Mexico showing major sites and southwestern operations of the War of 1812, including Nashville (Jackson appointed commander of the Tennessee militia), Fort Mimms (Creek Wars), and New Orleans, site of the final battle of the war.
A map of the site of the Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain, New York, during the War of 1812. The map shows the town located on Plattsburg Bay at the mouth of the Saranac River, the American redoubts and defenses on the south bank of the river, the British troop positions on the north bank, and the positions of the American and British ships in the Bay.
Detail maps of the campaigns of the Army of the Centre (Lundy’s Lane, Beavers Dam, and Burlington Heights), campaigns of the Army of the West (Fort Stephenson, Fort Meigs, and the Battle of the Thames River), campaigns of the Army of the North (French Mills, Montreal, and Plattsburg) and an expanded map of the region showing the campaign routes from the Great Lakes to Montreal on the St. Lawrence River.