The War of 1812

The War of 1812

A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites

Book - 2011
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It has been almost two full centuries since a thin line of Canadian militiamen turned back an American army at Crysler's Farm on the banks of the St. Lawrence, and the tattered Star-Spangled Banner flew through the night and into the dawn over Fort McHenry, surviving a storm of Royal Navy shot and shell. However, the approach of the war's bicentennial has unleashed a cascade of interest in this smoky, old cannon-and-musket conflict.

Lushly illustrated with more than 120 color photographs and archival paintings, this exciting documentary companion brings the war to life with vivid descriptions and insightful eyewitness accounts. Readers can relive key moments in the conflict by visiting battlefields and other relevant sites such as Queenstown Heights, Lundy's Lane, Fort McHenry, and Chalmette Plantation outside New Orleans. The book is divided into seven chronologically arranged chapters, each of them focusing on one of several distinct theaters of the war. Follow the course of what ha

Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Western New York Public Broadcasting Association: Distributed by Turner Pub Co., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781596528307
1596528303
Branch Call Number: 973.52 G767
Characteristics: vii, 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Ray

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