|The War of 1812: Chronology of Major
|June 18, 1812
||The United States declared war on
|October 13, 1812
||British forces won the Battle of
Queenston Heights in Canada.
|January 22, 1813
||An American army advancing
toward Detroit was defeated and captured at
Frenchtown on the Raisin River.
|April 27, 1813
||American forcess captured York
(now Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada. They
later burned some public buildings.
|September 10, 1813
||American naval forces under
Hazard Perry won the Battle of Lake Erie.
|October 5, 1813
||American forces under General William
Henry Harrison won the Battle of the Thames
River in Moraviantown, an Indian village in
||British forces crossed the
Niagara River, captured Fort Niagara, and burned
Buffalo and neighboring villages.
|July 25, 1814
||American forces under Major
General Jacob Brown and Brigadier General Winfield Scott
crossed the Niagara River from Buffalo and
defeated the British at the Battle of Chippewa.
|August 24, 1814
||British troops invaded
Washington, D.C., and burned the Capitol and the
|September 11, 1814
||American naval forces defeated a
British fleet in the Battle of Lake Champlain.
|December 24, 1814
||The Americans and the British
signed a peace
treaty in Ghent, Belgium.
|January 8, 1815
||American forces under General Andrew Jackson
won the Battle of New Orleans.
Declaration of War
Oliver Hazard Perry
Treaty of Ghent
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