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American Revolution


1st Mexican-American War

War of 1812

June 18, 1812


February 18, 1815


Eastern and Central North America, Atlantic Ocean


Treaty of Ghent

  • United States retains southwestern Upper Canada.
  • Britain withdraws from US territory.

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick United States of America

Various Indian allies

Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain

Various Indian allies


US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick James Madison

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick Andrew Jackson

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick William H. Harrison

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick Zebulon Pike

US flag with 15 stars by Hellerick Winfield Scott

Flag of the United Kingdom Lord Liverpool

Flag of the United Kingdom Isaac Brock †

Flag of the United Kingdom Gordon Drummond

Flag of the United Kingdom Robert Ross †

Flag of the United Kingdom Tecumseh †


United States
* 35,700

Great Britain

Casualties and Losses

United States - 2,260

Great Britain - 1,800

The War of 1812 was an armed conflict fought between the fledgling United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain from June 1812 to February 1815. The main reasons for declaration of war by the United States were trade restrictions, impressment of Americans into the British Royal Navy, British support of Indians against US expansion in the west, and lastly, American national honor. The war is noted for multiple famous battles and skirmishes, including the Battle of York (modern-day Yorktown) led by General Zebulon Pike, the Battle of Baltimore (and the subsequent siege of Ft. McHenry) in 1814, the burning of Washington, D.C. by Robert Ross that same year, the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in modern-day Alabama against hostile Creek Indians, led by General (later President) Andrew Jackson, and the Battle of New Orleans (also commanded by Jackson), in which the US won an overwhelming victory against British troops attempting to wrest New Orleans from American control. The end of the war technically came in December 1814 with the Treaty of Ghent, but the actual fighting continued into February 1815, at which point British troops fully withdrew from American territory, and American troops withdrew from most of Upper Canada with the exception of the southwestern peninsula (the modern-day state of Erie).

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