The historic series about this country…..we have been through the pre-war days, the war, the convention and then the first 3 presidents and their approach to governing the new nation.
This part of the series covers the War that few Americans understand…they know we fought and won this war but little else is known……the War of 1812…..
Maj. Sjursen gives the reader an excellent look at the conflict……
Part 12 of “American History for Truthdiggers.”
“Strange indeed did it appear to me to find so many names, familiar household words, as enemies—the very names of officers in our own army. … How uncomfortably like a civil war.” —British Lt. John Le Couteur upon visiting an American Army camp (1813)
Americans, sadly, know little of their own history. Who among us recalls anything about the War of 1812? Few, if any. What those few do tend to remember are patriotic anecdotes from a long-ago war: Andrew Jackson mowing down foolish redcoats at the Battle of New Orleans; Dolly Madison saving the portrait of George Washington just before the British burned down the capital; Francis Scott Key penning “The Star Spangled Banner” as he observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
So much is unknown about this War……read and learn stuff.