Eastern Shore 1812 Consortium
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war of 1812 timeline
State Papers of the US Government

This is President Madison's summary of the entire war to date at the end of 1813, and offers to Congress
his view of each of the major battles throughout that year.
Pages: front, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Here is the order by the British Admiral Warren for the blockade of all ports in the United States.
Pages: 1 , 2, 3

In July of 1813 President Madison asked for an embargo by Congress in this message, view message.

Two days after sending Congress a detailed summary of the war efforts in 1813, on December 9th President Madison sent this second request for an embargo and also additional rules for dealing with privateers.
Pages: 1, 2

Copy of the letter sent by Augustus John Foster, Minister to US 1811 to Secretary of State James Monroe
- June 1, 1812 - view letter

This document provides a look at the entire list of items shipped abroad by the United States to France at the time of the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair:  October of 1806 to September of 1807 List of Products of Soil and Manufacture of the United States shipped abroad to France, and signed by the French Minister of Foreign Relations, the Duke of Bassano- view document

LESSON PLAN opening in 2012

Teacher Section
Teachers, this section of the website will enable you to download lesson plans, course materials, and other useful educational resources for your students to learn more about the War of 1812 historical events that took place on Maryland's Eastern shore.
Student Section
What if you were a fifer
in the War of 1812?

Find the answer to this fun question and much more inside this special section for students!


Use these links below to l earn more about the
Eastern Shore areas you're planning to visit.
  • Eastern Shore
  • County by County
  • Towns
  • Guides
  • Podcasts
  • Museums & Houses

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Brought to you by the Office of Tourism for the following Eastern Shore Maryland Counties:
Home to the British 1813 encampment on the Eastern Shore, skirmishes and attacks on Queenstown and Centreville.
Home to the attack on St. Michael’s and the home of John Leeds Kerr who initially led a regiment in the war and later became the Adjutant General responsible for recovering all payments to Maryland Militia and Privateers for expenses and losses.
Home to Caulk's Field (Aug 31, 1814) five miles west of Chestertown, one of America's best preserved War of 1812 battlefields says 1812 historian/author Scott Sheads.
Home of West Denton’s Old Harford Town Maritime Center and in 1811 the Eastern Shore’s first moveable bridge across the Choptank River.
Home to Taylor’s Island--Battle of the Ice Mound--and the single best documentation of War of 1812 Veterans burial documentation.