Another map of the Niagara area here.
A list of maps from Brock University.
[September] 6th. We marched at 12 o'clock—we left all our sick and part of our clothing and baggage at Piqua, in order to make as much speed as possible. On the morning of the 8th, three miles from St. Mary's, one of Captain M'Gowen's company was accidentally shot through the body by one of the sentinels; the surgeon thought it mortal.* * He died in a few days.
"In 1808, Little Turtle, who had formerly acted with the English, was one of the first to notify the Americans of the perfidy of the English agents and traders.... ." [Source]
Monroe, From the Battle-Ground [Frenchtown/River Raisin]
"the Close of the Fearful Day saw 600 Americans prisoners of war and 397 dead, the greater number being the defenseless wounded, who were the victims of the Indian war club and tomahawk to which Proctor's cruel treachery had granted full license." [Source]
An instance of extraordinary bravery in a female (the wife of one Doyle, a private of the United States' artillery, made a prisoner at Queenstown) I cannot pass over. During the most tremendous cannonading I have ever seen, she attended the six pounder on the old mess house with red hot shot, and showed fortitude equal to the maid of Orleans.
Upon this site stood Chief Roundhead's Wyandot Indian village. Roundhead, or Stiahta, was celebrated for his capture of American General James Winchester during the War of 1812.
|Source: Lossing's Field Book|
General Winchester's rebuttal "concerning charges of neglect and military incompetency during the course of the Raisin campaign (directly mainly by Robert McAfee in his book published in 1816)" can be found here.
|University of Virginia Digital Services Project - Leftwich Papers|
"Joel Leftwich enlisted in the Virginia Militia on January 1, 1777 and fought through the Revolutionay War... . On January 19, 1809, he was elected Brigadier General of the Twelfth Brigade of Virginia Militia upon the death of General Joseph Martin and led this force to Fort Meigs in Ohio during the War of 1812.
|Ft. Christmas's Uniform Display|
"In his reminiscences, Captain Henry Brush described with precision what newly enlisted recruits wore during the War of 1812. Soldiers were outfitted for service in unbleached, tow-linen hunting shirts and trousers. On their heads they wore low-crown hats, on the left side of which were black cockades about two inches in diameter. A small silver eagle (about the size of a quarter) was fastened in the center of each cockade."
|Source: Portrait of General Winfield Scott|
Sandwich Jany 13th 1813
Nothing can be more gratifying to me than to find effectual measures taken to ensure the [British] superiority on the Lakes, so requisite to the security of the Country. Every exertion is making and shall be preserved in, as far as depends on me, to attain that object.
The Gun Boats are to be built on the Thames.....
All through the winter of 1812-13 General Proctor, with his division of the 41st Regiment at Amherstburgh, the militia of Essex, and the Indians under Tecumseh had been kept busily employed in devices for preventing or retarding the American forces on the other side of the river from crossing into Canada. [Source]
|Picture From Exhibit At Cumberland Island NP|
Wikipedia's description of the Battle of Fort Peter. See related posts here, here, and here.
|Across The Mississippi River From Fort St. Philip (Fort Jackson built AFTER the War of 1812)|
Major Thornton Posey was a member of the Posey Family of Va. He enlisted in the regular army from Ky., in May 1808 and served till the end of the war of 1812. He arrived at Vincennes, July 5, 1810. [Alexander Posey was Thornton Posey's brother.]
|Jim's Photo From Fort Knox II Near Vincennes, Indiana|
I am told also that Mr. Jennings told two different persons some time before that he would kill the Captain if he could.
|Source: Genealogy of the Cleveland Family|
|Tall Ship Replica On Lake Huron - NOT Nancy|
Here's a nice blog post about the Nancy and another from the Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park here.
Incorporating some archaeological aspects of the Nancy is a paper entitled "His Majesty's Hired Transport Schooner Nancy."
|Tall Ship Replica On Lake Huron (Near Port Huron) - NOT Nancy|
|Chalmette Battlefield (New Orleans)|
...the surprising losses of the British were commonly due to artillery and musketry fire. At New Orleans the artillery was chiefly engaged. The artillery battle of January 1, according to British accounts, amply proved the superiority of American gunnery on that occasion, which was probably the fairest test during the war. From: The History of the United States...