October 26, 1813, featured the
Battle of Châteauguay.
The British won the
Battle of Crysler's Farm,
which was fought on November 11, 1813.
Battle of Chippewa on July 5, 1814, was also a US victory.
Battle of Lundy's Lane on July 25, 1814, ended with a draw.
August 19, 1814 - British troops land at
Benedict, Maryland, on the shores of the Patuxent River. A few days
later, they set fire to the White House, the Capitol, and many of
the other public buildings in Washington.
September 11, 1814 - The
Battle of Lake Champlain,
at which the U.S. naval forces under Thomas Macdonough
defeated a larger British force.
September 13, 1814 - The British
bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write the
words to The Star-Spangled Banner.
January 8, 1815 - The
Battle of New Orleans, which
was fought because news of the peace treaty
didn't travel fast enough. The US won this battle. More than 300
lives were wasted in this battle for a war that was already over.
British Advance on New Orleans 1814-1815
Map of the Battle of New Orleans
January 13, 1815 - A British force overwhelmed 116 US regulars at
Point Peter, Georgia, destroying the fort and barracks.
February 8, 1815 - News of the peace
treaty arrives in North America.
February 17, 1815 - Ratifications of the
Treaty of Ghent were exchanged and President Madison declares
the war at an end.