09 Jan 1815Louisiana, US
American forces withstand British navy at the siege of Fort St. Philip. Ends 18th January 1815.
13 Jan 1815Georgia, US
British forces win skirmish at St. Mary's River and subsequently capture Fort Peter.
15 Jan 1815
Matthew recounts the action he saw at the Battle of New Orleans, exhausted and fearful of renewed American attacks into Upper Canada.
15 Jan 1815Georgia, US
British capture the town of St. Marys's.
15 Jan 1815New Orleans
Battle of New Orleans. The final major battle of the war, Major General Andrew Jackson defeats British forces in what is widely regarded as America's greatest land victory during the war.
17 Jan 1815
Matthew brings news from the local newspaper, Thunderer, "Voice of Niagar declaring 'Peace!'"
07 Feb 1815Alabama, US
The Second Battle of Fort Bowyer. British forces capture the Fort. Ends 12th Febuary 1815.
08 Feb 1815North America
News of peace first arrives in North America.