18 Jun 1812
President Madison signs US Declaration of War against Great Britain.
23 Jun 1812
British government repeals the Orders-in-Council, sends immediate notice by ship to ambassador in Washington.
23 Jun 1812North Atlantic
USS President pursues HMS Belvidera, which escapes with news to Halifax that war is declared.
24 Jun 1812
Napoleon, commanding the Grand Armée, invades Russia to compel Emperor Alexander I to remain in the Continental System
25 Jun 1812
Aaron, Matthew and Pierre leave for War.
07 Jul 1812
Aaron writes to Eliza, mentioning General Brock and their life at the Militia camp.
12 Jul 1812Upper Canada
US Brigadier General Hull occupies the village of Sandwich, unopposed.
17 Jul 1812
Matthew and Aaron are among those chosen to take part in one of the first raids of the war