25 Oct 1814
The new and improved family home is rebuilt, beating winters frost. That night William plays the accordion, while the family sings patriotic songs and hymns of gratitude. The morning brings a rider with news. Ellen is devastated to learn of Pierre's death in battle.
06 Nov 1814Upper Canada
American cavalry scatters Canadian militia at the Battle of Malcolm's Mills
07 Nov 1814Florida, US
American forces occupy the town of Pensacola after defeating British, Spanish & Creek warriors.
06 Dec 1814Virginia, US
American encamped forces hold British off at the Battle of Farnham Church.
14 Dec 1814Louisiana, US
British victory at the Battle of Lake Borgne.
14 Dec 1814
News spreads to Matthew's ears of the decisive victory on Lake Borgne
23 Dec 1814
Managing to avoid American detection Matthew's Militia unit and the British construct camp at Villere's Platation. In the evening General Jackson positions his forces for a night attack, taking the camp by surprise. After severe fighting the Americans withdraw.
23 Dec 1814Louisiana, US
An American force surprise's the British camp in a night attack at the Battle of Villere's Plantation.