Genealogy Projects tagged with War of 1812 on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Green Mountain Boys

    The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organization first established in the late 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants (which later became the state of Vermont). Headed by Ethan Allen and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it ...

  • Indian Wars: Red Stick War 1813-1814

    The Creek War (1813–1814), also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War , began as a civil war within the Creek (Muscogee) nation. It is sometimes considered to be part of the War of 1812. The war began as a civil war, but the United States was pulled into the conflict in present-day southern Alabama, at the Battle of Burnt Corn. The term "red sticks" is derived from the r...

  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on December 24, 181...

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  • Battle of Queenston Heights

    This is a sub project under the umbrella of the War of 1812 The Battle of Queenston Heights The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, in the present-day province of Ontario. It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Roger Sheaffe , ...