Campaigns of the WAR of 1812

The Campaign of 1812


Steven J. Rauch

U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812
CMH Pub 74-2, Paper
2013; 60 pages, maps, illustrations, further readings

GPO S/N: 008-029-00562-0

This commemorative brochure details the disappointing first campaigns of the War of 1812. Although the United States declared war on Great Britain, events soon illustrated that the nation, as well as the Army, were ill-prepared for the conflict. On the battlefield, the Army's training, logistical, and leadership deficiencies resulted in a series of embarrassing defeats. Despite these setbacks, the Army ended the year looking optimistically toward the next campaign season to restore its confidence and reputation. The Campaign of 1812 is the second brochure in The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812 series.

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