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.
04 Sep 1814Illinois, US
American sortie from Fort Erie, but bad weather forces both armies to quit the field of battle. Joseph Willcocks, notorious Canadian traitor is killed.
05 Sep 1814Illinois, US
Britishm Saulk, Kickapoo & Winnebago Indians victorious at the Battle of Rock Island.
06 Sep 1814Lake Champlain/Plattsburg, NY
American forces repulse British land and sea advances at the Battle of Plattsburg, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain. Ends 11th September 1814.
12 Sep 1814Maryland, US
British win Battle of North Point, which opens their attack on Baltimore.
13 Sep 1814Maryland, US
British lay siege to Fort McHenry (Battle of Baltimore). "Star Spangled Banner" is inspired by British mortars and rockets. Ends 14th September 1814.