11 Aug 1814Maryland, US
British bombard and land assault at St. Michaels.
12 Aug 1814Lake Erie/ Niagara River
USS Somers & USS Ohio captured.
13 Aug 1814Upper Canada
American garrison repulses three-pronged British assault on Fort Erie.
14 Aug 1814Lake Huron
HMS Nancy destroyed. Crew escapes.
24 Aug 1814Maryland, US
British rout American militia at Battle of Bladensburg.
24 Aug 1814Mar
Matthew is among the Canadian Militia hard on the routed American heels. Matthew takes part in burning the White House along with many government and military buildings late into the night.
28 Aug 1814
British forces journey south in pursuit of President Madison. In camp Matthew writes to Rebecca about recent events.
01 Sep 1814North Atlantic Ocean
USS Wasp sinks HMS Avon.