By Walter R. Borneman
Although often neglected among the yankee Revolution and the Civil conflict, the warfare of 1812 established a emerging new release of yankee leaders; unified the us with a renewed experience of nationwide objective; and set the degree for westward growth from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS structure, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American army; Oliver chance Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't surrender the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged strength stood in the back of it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the delight of British regulars. listed below are the tales of commanding generals akin to America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, nice Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm spouse Laura Secord, and kingdom health practitioner William Beanes, whose catch set the degree for Francis Scott Key to jot down "The Star-Spangled Banner." throughout the battle of 1812, the USA do away with its cloak of colonial youth and -- with either humiliating and wonderful moments -- stumbled on the hearth that was once to forge a nation.
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