War of 1812 Almanac

1811 November 4 War Congress convenes
November 7 Battle of Tippecanoe
1812 June 18 United States declares war on Great Britain
June - August Baltimore Riots
July 1 United States doubles Customs Duties
July 12 General William Hull enters Canada
July 17 Fort Michilimackinac surrenders to the British
August 15 Fort Dearborn massacre
August 16 General William Hull surrenders to General Isaac Brock at Detroit
August 19 The Constitution defeats HMS Guerrière
October 13 General Isaac Brock is killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights
October 18 The Wasp defeats HMS Frolic
October 18 The Wasp captured by HMS Poictiers
October 25 The United States defeats HMS Macedonian
November Madison wins reelection
November British blockade South Carolina and Georgia
November 23 Americans retreat from eastern Canada
November 27 Americans attack outlying positions at Fort Erie
December 3 William Eustis resigns as Secretary of War
December 3 to February 5, 1813 Monroe serves as Secretary of War
December 29 The Constitution defeats HMS Java
 December 29 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy
December 26 Great Britain proclaims blockade of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
December 29 The Constitution defeats HMS Java
December 29 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy
1813 January 12 William Jones assumes his duties as Secretary of the Navy
January 22 Battle of Frenchtown
January 23 River Raisin massacre
February 5 John Armstrong becomes Secretary of War
February 24 The Hornet defeats HMS Peacock
March Captain David Porter of the Essex rounds Cape Horn and sails into the Pacific to prey upon British whaling ships
March 27 Oliver Hazard Perry arrives at Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, to assume responsibility for constructing a fleet on Lake Erie
March to December British naval forces raid in the Chesapeake Bay area
March 30 British blockade extended from Long Island to the Mississippi
April 15 Americans occupy part of west Florida
April 15 Wilkinson occupies Mobile
April 27 Americans capture York (Toronto)
May 3 British burn Havre de Grace
May 1 and ends on May 5 Siege of Fort Meigs
May 26 British blockade additional middle and southern states
May 27 Americans capture Fort George
May 29 British forces repulsed at Sackett's Harbor
June 1 HMS Shannon defeats the Chesapeake
June 6 Detachment of Americans defeated at Stoney Creek
June 22 Battle of Norfolk
June 24 Battle of Beaver Dams
June 26 British attack Hampton
July 27 Battle of Burnt Corn
August 1 Major Croghan successfully defends Fort Stephenson against British attack
August 2 Battle of Fort Stephenson
August 4 Admiral Perry gets his fleet over the bar at Presque Isle and into Lake Erie
August 30 Fort Mims massacre
September 10 Battle of Lake Erie
September 27 Harrison lands in Canada
October 5 Battle of the Thames
October 16-19 Battle of Leipzig
October 25-26 Battle of Chateaugay
November 3 Battle of Tallushatchee
November 4 Great Britain offers United States direct peace negotiations
November 9 Battle of Talladega
November 11 Battle of Chrysler’s Farm
November 16 British extend blockade to all middle and southern states
December 10 Fort George evacuated and Newark burned by Americans
December 18 Fort Niagara occupied by British
December 19-31 Lewiston, Fort Schlosser, Black Rock, and Buffalo destroyed by the British
1814 January 22 Battle of Emuckfau
January 24 Battle of Enotachopco
March 27-28 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
March 28 HMS Phoebe and HMS Cherub defeat the Essex
April 11 Napoleon abdicates French throne
April 14 United States repeals Embargo and Nonimportation Law
April 20 HMS Orpheus defeats the Frolic
April 25 - May 30 British extend blockade to New England
April 29 The Peacock defeats HMS Epervier
June 28 The Wasp II defeats HMS Reindeer
July - September British occupy eastern Maine
July 3 Americans capture Fort Erie
July 5 Battle of Chippewa
July 25 Battle of Lundy's Lane
August U.S. banks suspend specie payments
August United States public credit collapses
August 8 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent
August 8 Great Britain outlines initial peace terms
August 9 The Creeks sign a treaty at Fort Jackson ceding much of their land
August 13 and ends September 21 Siege of Fort Erie begins 
August 14 British occupy Pensacola
August 15 Battle of Fort Erie
August 19 British land near Benedict, Maryland
August 24 Battle of Bladensburg
August 24-25 British burn Washington
August 28 British capture Alexandria, Virginia
August 28 Nantucket declares Neutrality
September1  General George Prevost moves south toward Plattsburgh
September 4 Armstrong resigns and Monroe takes over as Secretary of War
September 11 Battle of Plattsburgh
September 12-16 British repulsed at Mobile
September 12-14 Battle of North Point, near Baltimore
September13-14 British bombard Fort McHenry, near Baltimore
September 13 Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner
September 14 British abandon attempt to take Baltimore
September 17 Americans sortie from Fort Erie
September 26 British squadron captures General Armstrong
October 21 Great Britain offers peace on basis of uti possidetis
November 5 Americans evacuate Fort Erie
November 7 Jackson seizes Pensacola
November 11 Jackson returns to Mobile
November 22 Jackson leaves for New Orleans
November 25 British fleet sails from Jamaica for New Orleans
November 27 Great Britain drops the uti possidetis
December 14 British overwhelm American gunboats on Lake Borgne
December 15 - January 5 Hartford Convention
December 15 - February 27, 1815 United States adopts additional internal taxes
December 23 British land their troops below New Orleans
December 23 General Andrew Jackson attacks in a surprise night battle
 December 23 - January 1 Preliminary battles around New Orleans
 December 24 Peace of Ghent signed
December 28 United States rejects conscription proposal
1815 January 8 Americans defeat British in the Battle of New Orleans
February 4 United States adopts second enemy trade law
February 17 United States rejects National Bank proposal
February 17 Ratifications of the Peace Treaty exchanged and President Madison declares the war at an end