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Hello! We have a number of posts scheduled to go live beginning May 2012 recounting the events of the War of 1812 as they happened, or as the public became aware of them. Sometimes these two dates were vastly different.

So far, a number of institutions have agreed to partner up to provide you with what will be one of the most unique resources for the War of 1812 bicentennial. Spearheaded by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, the following institutions will be adding a running diary of events and publications:

Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate (Lexington, Kentucky)
Detroit Historical Society (Detroit, Michigan)
James Madison's Montpelier (Orange, Virginia)
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (St. Leonard, Maryland)
Ohio Historical Society

There will be posts from the National Intelligencer and Niles' Weekly Register (and other newspapers) to give you, the reader, insight into regional reaction and the day-to-day progress of the War of 1812.


Coming soon

Welcome to the Blog of 1812. This is a partnership among numerous historic sites documenting the War of 1812 as it happened, to commemorate the bicentennial of America's "Second War of Independence."


The Papers of Henry Clay, Pg. 520

January 7, 1811

The United States, in Congress assembled, declares that they cannot see the East Florida territory pass into the hands of foreign power and feel the need to provide for temporary occupation of the territory. The territory is also subject to future arrangement between the United States and Spain.

The Papers of Henry Clay, Pg. 520