• Bombs bursting in air over Baltimore in 1813

    War of 1812

Places of the War of 1812

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  • Map of the Chesapeake Bay area.

    Chesapeake Bay

    Choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids the Chesapeake Bay felt the brunt of the War of 1812.

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  • Map of the St. Lawrence Valley

    St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain

    Americans sought to occupy the St. Lawrence Valley to sever the flow of British troops and supplies to the Great Lakes.

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  • Map of the Niagara River

    The Niagara Region

    Many major battles took place along the Niagara River, as U.S. and Britain faced off for the vital transportation corridor.

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  • Map of Lake Ontario

    Lake Ontario

    Lake Ontario was home to both the British and U.S. primary naval industries.

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  • Map of The Old Northwest

    The Old Northwest

    The Old Northwest saw fierce battles led by some of the greatest leaders of the war.

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  • Map of the Southeast

    Southeast

    A civil war in the Creek confederation greatly influenced the War of 1812 in the Southeast theater.

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  • Map of the Atlantic Coast of North America

    The Atlantic

    The Atlantic seaboard was a key battleground during the war.

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