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War of 1812: A timeline of the battles for Canada

Last Updated: June 19, 2012

During the War of 1812, the Americans, boasting a superior military force, invaded Upper and Lower Canada several times. But the colonies' British defenders and First Nations allies held the territory, creating a new spirit of Canadian nationalism in the process.

This timeline and map detail the key advances and retreats in the Great Lakes region during the War of 1812. Scroll through the timeline to see the events in chronological order. Select an item on the timeline or an icon from the map to learn more about that battle.


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