Blog Posts - War Of 1812



Cabin in the Sky

The evening before last I was incredibly privileged to be able to attend a gathering in a ship’s cabin at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel. Not an actual cabin of course, but a rather convincing model, built for the Salem Marine Society in the 19...
by streets of salem on Aug 24, 2016

Time for Salem Switchel

July was pretty hot; August will likely be cooler, but I still think it’s time to revive an old summer drink here in Salem called switchel. A colonial “ade” made of ginger, vinegar, and a sweetening agent, switchel has enjoyed a r...
by streets of salem on Aug 1, 2016

Giant Canadian Floor Map Series

Canadian Geographic is providing Canadian educators (K to 12) with a new innovative hands-on creative way to teach Canada's rich geographic history to younger generations. Their "Giant Floor Map Program" is a free resource that teachers can borrow to...
by CanadianGIS on Jun 23, 2014

SALLY RIDE

FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN FLEW IN SPACE 31 YEARS AGO TODAYCape Canaveral, Florida (JFK+50) Mission Specialist Dr. Sally Ride* became the first American woman to fly in space 31 years ago today, June 18, 1983.Dr. Ride's accomplishment came 22 years after c...
by JFK+50 on Jun 18, 2014

Battle of New Orleans 2015 — Attacking the Old Myths – Video

From contributor Timothy Pickles… It has often been said in the past that New Orleans gets left behind when it comes to national celebrations, and particularly the War of 1812. The impression gained by most of the official festivities is that t...
by Notes On New Orleans on Feb 18, 2014

American Troops Prevail at the Battle of New Orleans – 8 January 1815

The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle to take place during the War of 1812. Two years into the war, toward the end of 1814, Britain began to focus their attention on the Southern port...
by Today In British History on Jan 8, 2014

Where does it go?

  I want to know where taxes I pay goes and what they are actually used for? Most of have no clue if the taxes that are added on goods and services are actually used for the intended purpose they were originally for. This sounds a little vague I...
by Possum Quarter on Sep 14, 2013

Ship America of Salem

For this evolving-memorial day of sorts, a thoroughly patriotic post on one of Salem’s illustrious ships from days gone by, the aptly-named America, which one source describes as “the largest, the fastest, the most fortunate and the most...
by streets of salem on Sep 11, 2013

Never speak ill of the dead, and a stroll through the Western Promenade

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt A view from above of Hadlock Field... Take a walk on the wild side around New E...
by Goodfellows52 on Sep 7, 2013

BRITISH INVASION 199 YEARS AGO

August 24, 2013 BRITISH INVASION 199 YEARS AGO TODAY! Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) British forces launched a surprise attack on the Capital 199 years ago today, August 24, 1814, as President James Madison, First Lady Dolley Madison and the United...
by JFK+50 on Aug 24, 2013

Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes by David Fitz-Enz

Article first published as Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz on Blogcritics. About: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 29, 2012

August 24, 1814: The British burn Washington to the ground

As many of you know I’m big into the history of America.  I have always believed that our history and culture are the two things we need to stay anchored to if we hope to survive as a nation.  We must know our history and learn from it.  On...
by SENTRY JOURNAL on Aug 24, 2012

Johnny Horton’s Battle of New Orleans Song Makes New Orleans History Fun

Who woulda thunk the Battle of New Orleans could be fun? Well, heck way back in the 1950s Johnny Horton thought so. So he wrote a great song that most folks have never heard. It was popular back then though. The Battle of New Orleans was also covered...
by Notes On New Orleans on Aug 11, 2012

Johnny Horton’s Battle of New Orleans Song Makes New Orleans History Fun

Who woulda thunk the Battle of New Orleans could be fun? Well, heck way back in the 1950s Johnny Horton thought so. So he wrote a great song that most folks have never heard. It was popular back then though. The Battle of New Orleans was also covered...
by Notes On New Orleans on Aug 11, 2012

Life in 1812 was an Adventure – Live Yours in Eastern Ontario

The War of 1812 Bicentennial is creating some unique opportunities to explore the past in Eastern Ontario. For most people residing in Upper Canada in 1812, daily life was an adventure. Imagine living on a frontier two hundred years ago, carving a ho...
by theplanetd on Jul 7, 2012

War Of 1812 Veterans KY – John Hurt and Josiah Beckett

These two veterans of the War of 1812 are listed in my new book Cumberland County, Kentucky yesterday and today. The citation is on page 112 in the Veterans section of the publication. While this... That's not all, read on!

The Dos and Don’ts of Visiting Fort McHenry, Maryland

      I am not a history buff. In school I passed, but I guess I’m just not that much into learning from books compared to when I’m traveling with my kids. I love being put into the books, living out the story, and connecting the lessons of...
by Traveling Mamas on Feb 9, 2012


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