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War of 1812 Sources and Order of Battles for Main Battles

Postby Chuckman » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:15 am

Here is a list of excellent sources for the War of 1812;

Main Sources on Uniforms and Organization;
http://history-uniforms.over-blog.com/# This site has everything!
Uniform Plates from Various Books
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/s ... p?t=109516
In Depth History with Illustrations
http://www.cmhg-phmc.gc.ca/cmh/page-348-eng.asp
History Overview
http://canadachannel.ca/HCO/index.php/6 ... ar_of_1812
http://1812.gc.ca/eng/1314982425662/1314982700685

Lossing's Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ances ... tents.html
1812 Art Work For Sale
http://www.posterbobs.com/services97.html
War of 1812 Magazine Online Resource Index
http://www.napoleon-series.org/military ... f1812.html

Nafziger 1812 Index
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27787203/05-M ... -1757-1909
Nafiziger OOB to go with index; Note I have included these below, but there are more
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... /index.asp

Knuckleduster 28 mm 1812 Miniatures; If you e-mail the owner he will e-mail you back. His site is loaded with great information.
http://www.knuckleduster.com/store/cart ... gory_id=49

Old Glory 28 mm 1812 Miniatures
http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=498
http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=499

Foundry 28 mm 1812 US Miniatures (there British line of course works as well)
http://www.triangleminiatures.com/Foundry_NUS.htm

Sources on Battles In Order of Occuranance;

Invasions of Canada; 1812-1814
Tippecanoe 1811 *this was a precursor to the war not technically part of it
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/mcnell ... ecanoe.htm

Fort Detroit 1812; The entire US force is tricked into surrending to a smaller force of British, Canadians and natives
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Detroit

Queenston Heights 1812; A US invasion force attacks at Niagara Falls. The entire force is either killed or captured by a smaller British force.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 12UJAA.pdf
http://www.uppercanadahistory.ca/1812/18123.html

Frenchtown / River Raisin 1813; British and native forces defeat a force of US and Kentucky troops. The Natives take their revenge on the Kentucky forces for burning nearby native villages and killing their inhabitants by killing men trying to surrender then killing many wounded the next day.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UAAA.pdf
http://monroe.lib.mi.us/war_of_1812/raisin_river.htm

Battle of Lake Erie 1813 A US naval force completly destroys or captures the British and Canadian navy on Lake Erie.
http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/v ... 0Erie.html

Battle of Thames / Moraviatown 1813; The British commander of the Western forces panics and retreats in the face of a much larger force of US, mostly Kentuckians looking for revenge. The general runs leaving his force to be killed and captured.
http://www.uppercanadahistory.ca/milita ... tary5.html

Stoney Creek 1813; Turning Point of the War the US had defeated Fort George and York the British were on the run. At Stoney Creek the British launched a surprise night attack though ounumbered 4 to 1 captured the US commanders and dispersed the rest, then retreated into the night.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UEAC.pdf
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UFAA.pdf

Chateauguay 1813; The 12 000 strong US invasion force was defeated by 2 Canadian and British armies of 1500 each at Chateauguay and Crysler's Farm
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UJAA.pdf
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/chateaug ... cul1c.aspx

Crysler's Farm 1813
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UKAA.pdf
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 13UJAB.pdf
http://www.warof1812.ca/1812anim.htm

Lacolle Mill 1814; Outnumbered 10 to 1 French Canadians defeat another US invasion force of 4000
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UCAA.pdf
http://suite101.com/article/war-of-1812 ... 14-a325967

Chippawa 1814; US Forces trounce a somewhat smaller force of British and Canadians
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UGAG.pdf
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UFAA.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chippawa

Lundy's Lane 1814; The same two forces battle it out again, this time to a draw with equal numbers. The US withdraws afterwards. This is the last failed invasion of Canada
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UGAD.pdf
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UGAF.pdf
http://www.mywarof1812.com/battles/140725.html

Invasion of the US; 1814-1815
Plattsburgh 1814; The British and Canadian veterans from the war of 1812 attack Plattsburgh, but are ordered to retreat after the navy that is supposed to supply them is defeated. Many of the British De Wattville Regiment Swiss, Italians and Germans escape to the US after the battle.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UIAD.pdf
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UHAD.pdf
http://www.historiclakes.org/Plattsburg/Plattsburg.html
http://www.warsweb.com/WGM/11.11.20-AOE ... o-1814.pdf

Bladensberg 1814; A force of mostly British veterans defeat a larger force of mostly militia then burn down Washington.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UHAC.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bladensburg

Baltimore and North Point 1814; A force of British defeats a slightly larger force of militia. Their general is killed and they encounter a massive defence at Baltimore so head back to their ships, bound for New Orleans.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 14UIAE.pdf
http://battlenorthpoint.org/britishattack_6.html
Death of General Ross the next day;
http://mdld.kineticintel.com/index.php/ ... g-dragoons

New Orleans 1815; After peace had been decided the British are soundly beaten trying to attack heavily fortified positions across a swamp.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 15UAAB.pdf
http://www.yatcom.com/neworl/history/batnoob.html
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Re: War of 1812 Sources and Order of Battles for Main Battle

Postby Chuckman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:41 pm

Book Sources For the War of 1812

** Excellent source, highly recommended
*Very Good Source

Uniforms and Organization
** 1. "A Most Warlike Appearance: uniforms, equipment and flags of the united states in the war of 1812" by Rene Chartrand

** 2. "A Scarlet Coat: uniforms, flags and equipments of British Forces in the war of 1812" by René Chartrand

3."The war of 1812 wargamer's guide part 1 and 2" Charles Glenn and Stephen Manley
*I have ordered this one I don't have it yet ; I have included it because Spad has used it for his plates

** 4. "British Forces in north america 1793-1815" OSPREY

* 5. "The American War 1812-1814" OSPREY

* 6. "The United States Army 1812-1815" OSPREY

7. "Don Troiani's soldiers in america" Equipment Reference Only

8. "The United States Infantry; An Illustrated History"

9. "The United States Cavalry; An Illustrated History"

10. "Militia of the Battle of Chateauguay; A Social History" by Michelle Guitard: Organization of the French Canadian Militia and the Canadian Voltigeurs (Lower Canada)

11. "Soldiers of the King; The Upper Canadian Militia 1812-1815" by William Gray: Organization and disposition of the Upper Canadian Militia (English)

Campaign, Political, Battle and Social History

* 1. "Red Coats and Grey Jackets; The Battle of Chippawa" by Donald Graves
*unbiased account of this battle, including oob, he also does Crysler's Farm and Lundy's Lane. I plan on picking up more from this author.

2. "The War of 1812" by John Grant

* 3. "A Very Brilliant Affair; The Battle of Queenston Heights"

** 4. "The Invasion of Canada; 1812-1813" by Pierre Berton

** 5. "Flames Across the Border; 1813-1814" by Pierre Berton
Both Pierre berton titles have many maps, and though he is Canadian he bashes and gives credit where it is due to both sides. Much better and much more comprehensive than Elting.

6. Amateurs to Arms; A Military History of the War of 1812" by John R. Elting
* this book has some use, but has so much US bias as to be rediculous. All US set backs are described "The US command accordingly decided to fall back" and British successes are described in terms of "if this general were there they would have been whipped".
Stoney Creek, the night time british raid against the US for example leaves out that fact that the Brits spiked or stole all of their cannons, captured the US command and dispersed the entire US force. (He only mentions one of the brigadiers captured) He claims it was a victory! *he was in the US military.

7. "Fire Along the Frontier" by Alastair Sweeney

8. "Great Canadian Battles"

Additional Titles Which I do not Possess but being Osprey titles are recommeded;
1. "Essential histories of the war of 1812" OSPREY by Carl Benn

2. "New Orleans 1815" OSPREY Campaign Series

3. "Great Lakes Warships; 1812-1815" OSPREY
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Re: War of 1812 Sources and Order of Battles for Main Battle

Postby Chuckman » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:00 pm

Some order of battles made by Spad's at uniform blog.

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Re: War of 1812 Sources and Order of Battles for Main Battles

Postby OscarPete » Tue May 23, 2017 6:31 pm

Chuckman wrote:Here is a list of excellent sources for the War of 1812;

Main Sources on Uniforms and Organization;
http://history-uniforms.over-blog.com/# This site has everything!
Uniform Plates from Various Books
So share the Hydromax results today.
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/s ... p?t=109516
In Depth History with Illustrations
http://www.cmhg-phmc.gc.ca/cmh/page-348-eng.asp
History Overview
http://canadachannel.ca/HCO/index.php/6 ... ar_of_1812
http://1812.gc.ca/eng/1314982425662/1314982700685


Thanks for sharing the uniforms Chuckman. They look pretty accurate to me. The war of 1812 was a fascinating one. I'm learning about it now.


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