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There is Always Someone Who Doesn't Get the Word

There is a fear in wartime of the lack of effective communications. News can be very important if received in a timely manner.

By the autumn of 1814 the British Mid-Atlantic Fleet sailed south for warmer winter waters and their next big target. 478 more words

War Of 1812

Lieutenant Charles Grisdale and the Battle of New Orleans

On 12 December 1814 a British fleet was anchored off Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. It was there to prepare for an attack on New Orleans. 925 more words


Flipping America the Bird, British Style

Apparently, if you’re a British diplomat serving in the United States and feeling a bit overshadowed by your bigger and better ally, you simply bake a creepy cake celebrating the destruction of your hated friend’s capitol building and then tweet a commemorative photograph of this governmental goodie to all and sundry.  755 more words


Military History Monday: The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

The Creek War of 1813-1814 broke out in the middle of what some historians call the “Second Revolutionary War,” or the War of 1812.  Although the Creek War was ultimately won by the Americans, it started out as a civil war among rival Creek factions.  660 more words

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