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Chronology of the War of 1812 is a timeline of events for the War of 1812.

Origins

Date Occurrence
1803 May 2 Louisiana Purchase Treaty signed between the United States of Americamarker and the First French Republic, more than doubling the size of the United States.
1803 May 18 War resumed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelandmarker and the First French Republic
1804 Nov 03 Quashquame's treaty with William Henry Harrison causes many Sauk to ally with British
1805 May 22 Essex Decision
1805 Oct 21 Battle of Trafalgarmarker
1806 Apr 18 Nonimportation Act
1806 Nov 21 Berlin Decree
1806 Dec 31 Monroe-Pinkney Treaty
1807 Jun 22 Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
1807 Nov 11 Orders in Council
1807 Dec 17 Milan Decree
1807 Dec 22 Embargo Act
1808 Apr 17 Bayonne Decree
1809 Mar 01 Non-Intercourse Act
1809 Mar 04 President James Madison Inauguration
1809 Apr 19 Erskine Agreement
1809 Sep 30 Treaty of Fort Wayne
1810 Mar 23 Rambouillet Decree
1810 May 1 Macon's Bill No. 2
1810 Aug 05 Cadore letter
1811 Feb 02 Trade with the United Kingdommarker closed
1811 Mar 10 Henry letters
1811 Mar 16 Little Belt Affair
1811 Nov 04 12th United States Congress convenes
1811 Nov 07 Battle of Tippecanoe
1812 Apr 04 American Trade Embargo
1812 May 11 Prime Minister Spencer Perceval assassinated
1812 Jun 01 President James Madison's war message
1812 Jun 16 Lord Castlereagh announces to Parliamentmarker Repeal of Orders in Council


War

1812

Date Occurrence
1812 Jun to Aug Baltimore riots
1812 Jun 18 Declaration of war by the United States against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelandmarker
1812 Jun 23 Finalized Repeal of Orders in Council
1812 Jun 29 Schooners Sophia and Island Packet taken by the Britishmarker in the St. Lawrence Rivermarker
1812 Jul 01 United Statesmarker doubles customs duties
1812 Jul 12 General William Hull's army invades Upper Canada at Sandwichmarker
1812 Jul 16 Skirmish at River Canard
1812 Jul 17 Capture of Fort Mackinacmarker
1812 Jul 19 Attack at Sackets Harbormarker
1812 Aug 05 Battle of Brownstown
1812 Aug 08 General Isaac Brock embarks at Port Dovermarker for the relief of Amherstburg
1812 Aug 08 Battle of Maguaga
1812 Aug 15 Fort Dearborn massacre
1812 Aug 16 Surrender of Detroit
1812 Aug 19 Capture of HMS Guerrieremarker
1812 Aug 19 The Great Louisiana hurricane struck New Orleans, damaging both the U.S. and the British fleet
1812 Sep 03 Massacre at Pigeon Roost
1812 Sep 05 First siege of Fort Madisonmarker begins
1812 Sep 06 Siege of Fort Wayne
1812 Sep 12 William Henry Harrison reinforces Fort Waynemarker
1812 Sep 14 Major A. C. Muir's expedition at Fort Waynemarker
1812 Sep 21 Raid on Gananoque
1812 Oct 07 General James Winchester's army arrives near Fort Defiancemarker
1812 Oct 13 Battle of Queenston Heightsmarker
1812 Oct 18 Capture of HMS Frolic
1812 Oct 18 HMS Poictiers captures USS Wasp
1812 Oct 25 Capture of HMS Macedonian
1812 Nov ?? James Madison reelected
1812 Nov ?? Britishmarker blockade South Carolinamarker and Georgiamarker
1812 Nov 09 Escape of HMS Royal George
1812 Nov 10 Commodore Isaac Chauncey attacks Kingston Harbourmarker
1812 Nov 22 Spur's Defeat
1812 Nov 23 Americansmarker retreat from Eastern Canadamarker
1812 Nov 27 Americansmarker attack Fort Eriemarker Redoubts
1812 Nov 28 Skirmish at Frenchman Creek
1812 Dec 03 William Eustis resigns as Secretary of War
1812 Dec 03 James Monroe serves as Secretary of War
1812 Dec 09 Lieutenant Jesse Elliott captures Caledoniamarker and Detroitmarker
1812 Dec 18 Battle of the Mississinewa
1812 Dec 26 Great Britainmarker blockades Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Baymarker
1812 Dec 29 Sinking of HMS Java
1812 Dec 29 Paul Hamilton resigns as Secretary of the Navy


1813

Date Occurrence
1813 Jan 12 William Jones serves as Secretary of the Navy
1813 Jan 22 Battle of Frenchtown
1813 Jan 23 River Raisin massacre
1813 Feb 05 John Armstrong serves as Secretary of War
1813 Feb 06 Raid on Elizabethtown
1813 Feb 16 104th Regiment commences march from Frederictonmarker to Upper Canada
1813 Feb 22 Battle of Ogdensburg
1813 Feb 24 Sinking of HMS Peacock
1813 Mar USS Essex rounds Cape Hornmarker, preys on Britishmarker whaling ships
1813 Mar 03 Admiral George Cockburn's squadron arrives in Lynnhaven Bay
1813 Mar 19 Sir James Lucas Yeo appointed Commander-in-chief of the Lake Squadrons
1813 Mar 27 Oliver Hazard Perry constructs Lake Eriemarker fleet
1813 Mar 30 Britishmarker blockade from Long Islandmarker to Mississippimarker
1813 Apr 01 Commerce raids begin in Chesapeake Bay
1813 Apr 06 Lewes, Delawaremarker bombarded by Britishmarker
1813 Apr 13 Capture of Mobile, Alabama
1813 Apr 15 Americansmarker occupy West Florida
1813 Apr 27 Battle of Yorkmarker
1813 May 01 Siege of Fort Meigs
1813 May 03 Raid on Havre de Grace
1813 May 05 Sir James Lucas Yeo arrives at Quebecmarker
1813 May 26 Britishmarker blockade middle states and southern states
1813 May 27 Battle of Fort Georgemarker
1813 May 27 Britishmarker abandon Fort Eriemarker
1813 May 27 Colonel John Harvey retreats to Burlington Heightsmarker
1813 May 29 Sir George Prevost and Sir James Lucas Yeo attack Sackets Harbormarker
1813 Jun Fort Osagemarker abandoned
1813 Jun 01 HMS Shannon captures USS Chesapeake
1813 Jun 06 Battle of Stoney Creekmarker
1813 Jun 08 Skirmish at Forty Mile Creek
1813 Jun 09 Americansmarker abandon Fort Eriemarker
1813 Jun 13 Britishmarker vessels repulsed at Burlington, Vermontmarker
1813 Jun 19 Commodore Barclay's squadron appears off of Cleveland, Ohiomarker
1813 Jun 20 USS Constellation attempts capture of blockading vessels off Hampton, Virginiamarker
1813 Jun 22 Battle of Craney Island
1813 Jun 24 Battle of Beaver Damsmarker
1813 Jun 25 Attack on Hampton, Virginia
1813 Jun 27 Privateer Teazer blown up in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotiamarker
1813 Jul 03 Capture of Sloops Growler and Eagle near Ile aux Noixmarker
1813 Jul 05 Raid on Fort Schlosser
1813 Jul 08 Final siege of Fort Madisonmarker begins, fort defeated sometime in September
1813 Jul 08 Action at Butler's Farm
1813 Jul 26 General Henry Procter quits the siege of Fort Meigsmarker
1813 Jul 27 Battle of Burnt Cornmarker
1813 Jul 31 Raid on Plattsburg
1813 Jul 31 Second occupation of York
1813 Aug 02 General Henry Proctor's assault fails at Fort Stephenson
1813 Aug 04 Admiral Perry sails fleet into Lake Eriemarker
1813 Aug 05 Dominica vs. Decatur
1813 Aug 07 Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder on Lake Ontariomarker
1813 Aug 10 Naval engagement ships Julia and Pert captured
1813 Aug 12 Capture of USS Argus
1813 Aug 30 Fort Mims massacre
1813 Sep 10 Battle of Lake Erie
1813 Sep 25 Capture of HMS Boxer
1813 Sep 27 Harrisonmarker lands in Canadamarker
1813 Sep 28 Burlington Races
1813 Oct 05 Battle of the Thamesmarker
1813 Oct 16 Battle of Leipzigmarker
1813 Oct 26 Battle of the Chateauguay
1813 Nov 03 Battle of Tallushatchee
1813 Nov 04 Great Britainmarker offers the United Statesmarker peace negotiations
1813 Nov 06 General James Wilkinson's flotilla runs past the batteries at Fort Wellington
1813 Nov 09 Battle of Talladega
1813 Nov 10 Skirmish at Hoople's Creek
1813 Nov 11 Battle of Crysler's Farmmarker
1813 Nov 13 Skirmish at Nanticoke
1813 Nov 15 Funeral of General Covington at French Mills
1813 Nov 15 General James Wilkinson's army goes into winter quarters
1813 Nov 16 Britishmarker extend blockade to middle states and southern states
1813 Dec 10 Burning of Newark
1813 Dec 15 Skirmish at Thomas McCrae's house
1813 Dec 19 Capture of Fort Niagara
1813 Dec 19 - 31 Britishmarker destroy Lewistonmarker Fort Schlosser Black Rock and Buffalomarker


1814

Date Occurrence
1814 Jan 22 Battle of Emuckfau
1814 Jan 24 Battle of Enotachopco
1814 Mar 04 Battle of Longwoodsmarker
1814 Mar 27 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
1814 Mar 28 Capture of USS Essex
1814 Mar 30 Battle of Lacolle Mills
1814 Apr 11 Napoleon abdicates Frenchmarker throne for the first time
1814 Apr 20 HMS Orpheus defeats USS Frolic
1814 Apr 14 United Statesmarker repeals Embargo Act and Nonimportation Act
1814 Apr 25 Britishmarker extend blockade to New Englandmarker
1814 Apr 29 Capture of HMS Epervier
1814 May 01 General William Clark leaves St. Louis for Prairie du Chienmarker
1814 May 06 Raid on Fort Oswego
1814 May 14 Skirmish at Otter Creek
1814 May 18 Lieutenant Colonel Robert McDouall relieves Fort Mackinacmarker
1814 May 29 Skirmish at Sandy Creek
1814 Jun 06 General William Clark establishes Fort Shelby at Prairie du Chienmarker
1814 Jun 28 Major William McKay's expedition leaves Fort Mackinacmarker
1814 Jun 28 USS Wasp defeats HMS Reindeer
1814 Jul 03 Americansmarker capture Fort Eriemarker
1814 Jul 05 Battle of Chippawamarker
1814 Jul 20 Trial at Ancastermarker Bloody Assize
1814 Jul 20 Surrender of Fort Shelby
1814 Jul 12 Raid on Sault Ste. Marie
1814 Jul 25 Battle of Lundy's Lanemarker
1814 Jul 26 Sinclair's squadron arrives off Mackinac Islandmarker
1814 Aug United Statesmarker banks suspend specie payments
1814 Aug United Statesmarker public credit collapses
1814 Aug 01 Schooner Nancy warned of Fort Mackinacmarker blockade
1814 Aug 02 Siege of Fort Eriemarker
1814 Aug 04 Battle of Mackinac Islandmarker
1814 Aug 08 Peace negotiations begin in Ghentmarker
1814 Aug 09 Creek people sign treaty at Fort Jacksonmarker
1814 Aug 10 Raid on Stonington
1814 Aug 12 Capture of USS Somers and USS Ohio on Lake Eriemarker
1814 Aug 13 Part of Sinclair's squadron arrives at Nottawasaga River
1814 Aug 14 Schooner Nancy destroyed
1814 Aug 14 Britishmarker occupy Pensacolamarker
1814 Aug 15 Assault on Fort Erie
1814 Aug 19 Britishmarker land near Benedict, Marylandmarker
1814 Aug 24 Battle of Bladensburg
1814 Aug 25 Burning of Washington
1814 Aug 27 Britishmarker occupy Point Lookout, Marylandmarker
1814 Aug 27 Retreating garrison destroys Fort Washingtonmarker
1814 Aug 28 Britishmarker capture Alexandria, Virginiamarker
1814 Aug 28 Nantucketmarker declares neutrality
1814 Sep Fort Cap au Gris built
1814 Sep 01 Construction commences on Penetang Road
1814 Sep 01 USS Wasp vs HMS Avon
1814 Sep 01 General George Prevost moves south toward Plattsburghmarker
1814 Sep 03 Capture of Tigress and Scorpion
1814 Sep 04 Battle of Plattsburghmarker
1814 Sep 04 John Armstrong, Jr. resigns and James Monroe becomes Secretary of War
1814 Sep 05 Skirmish at Rock Island Rapidsmarker
1814 Sep 06 Skirmish at Beekmantownmarker
1814 Sep 06 Battle of Credit Islandmarker
1814 Sep 08 Fort Johnsonmarker built at Warsaw, Illinoismarker and abandoned in late October
1814 Sep 09 Capture of Fort O'Brian
1814 Sep 11 Battle of Plattsburghmarker
1814 Sep 12 Battle of North Point
1814 Sep 12 Britishmarker repulsed at Mobile, Alabamamarker
1814 Sep 13 Bombardment of Fort McHenry
1814 Sep 13 Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
1814 Sep 14 Battle of Fort Boyer
1814 Sep 17 Counterattack at Siege of Fort Eriemarker
1814 Sep 26 Britishmarker squadron captures USS General Armstrong
1814 Oct 19 Battle of Cook's Millsmarker
1814 Oct 21 United Kingdommarker offers peace on bases of uti possidetis
1814 Oct 26 Raid through the Thames Valley
1814 Nov 05 Americansmarker evacuate Fort Eriemarker
1814 Nov 06 Battle of Malcolm's Millsmarker
1814 Nov 07 Andrew Jackson seizes Pensacolamarker
1814 Nov 25 Britishmarker fleet sail from Jamaicamarker for New Orleansmarker
1814 Nov 27 United Kingdommarker stops the uti possidetis
1814 Dec 14 Britishmarker overwhelm Americanmarker gunboats on Lake Borgnemarker
1814 Dec 15 Hartford Convention
1814 Dec 15 United Statesmarker adopts additional internal taxation
1814 Dec 23 Britishmarker land their troops below New Orleansmarker
1814 Dec 23 General Andrew Jackson surprise attacks Britishmarker
1814 Dec 24 Treaty of Ghent signed
1814 Dec 28 United Statesmarker rejects conscription proposal


1815

Date Occurrence
1815 Jan 08 Battle of New Orleansmarker
1815 Jan 16 Capture of USS President
1815 Feb 01 Construction commences of Pentanguishene Naval Yard
1815 Feb 04 United Statesmarker adopts second enemy trade law
1815 Feb 12 Surrender of Fort Boyermarker
1815 Feb 17 United Statesmarker ratifies Treaty of Ghent
1815 Feb 17 United Statesmarker rejects First Bank of the United Statesmarker proposal
1815 Feb 20 Capture of Cyane
1815 Mar 01 Napoleon escaped from Elbamarker, triggering the Hundred Days
1815 Mar 23 Capture of HMS Penguin


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