War of 1812

America’s second large scale war with England has the young country facing off against an empire, while having little to no army, inexperienced officers, and a lack of military supplies.

Episode 100

The USS Constitution

As the oldest ship in the American Navy, the USS Constitution deserves a special place in military history. She's seen duty from the Barbary Wars to the Civil War, and she's still around today. For our 100th episode, we'll take a look at her history.

Episode 099

Treaty of Ghent & The Battle of New Orleans

The Treaty of Ghent ended the war in December of 1814, however the last major battle of the war didn't occur until January 8 of 1815 in New Orleans with American forces under command of Andrew Jackson

Episode 098

The Battle of Lake Champlain

In one of our most requested episodes we see a pivotal victory for the Americans via a naval battle on Lake Champlain and the nearby town of Plattsburgh

Episode 097

The Battle of Baltimore

Just 3 short weeks after the British burn the White House, they turn to the other prong of their attack: Baltimore, hoping to help rid the seas of local American privateers disrupting British shipping lines

Episode 096

The Bladensburg Races

With the British no longer in a war with France, they are now able to focus on the American front, and they deal a major blow to Washington DC, due in part to errors by the American commanders.

Episode 095

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane

The Battle of Lundy's Lane, during the War of 1812, was fought between American troops and British regulars assisted by Canadian militia on the evening of 25 July 1814, almost within sight of Niagara Falls.

Episode 094

Battles of Crysler’s Farm & Chippawa

Crysler's Farm was an American loss, which was quickly followed by an American victory at the Chippawa River crossing

Episode 093

The Battles of Lake Erie & Thames

Two battles this week: An American naval victory at Lake Eerie and Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a United States victory in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom and Tecumseh's Confederacy

Episode 092

The Siege Forts York & Meigs

Fought in present day Toronto, the Battle of York was a minor, almost insignificant victory for American forces along the Canadian border in the War of 1812

Episode 091

Battle of Frenchtown

The Battles of Frenchtown, also known as the Battle of the River Raisin and the River Raisin Massacre, was a series of conflicts that took place from January 18–23, 1813 during the War of 1812.

Episode 090

Battle of Queenston Heights

The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Upper Canada.

Episode 089

The Fall of the West

The combined British, Canadian, and Native American advance is too much for Hull, who is left isolated near Fort Detriot

Episode 088

Army? What Army? & The Battle of Tippacanoe

With an army that was under staffed and under equipped the United States entered into yet another war with England, which would begin with an attempted assassination of an American General.

Episode 087

War of 1812 Part I – Overview

We're starting our multi-week discussion on the War of 1812 with an overview of the war, it's causes, and several facts & beliefs about the war.