Perry usn led his fleet into later that autumn an american army advanced down the st lawrence action flying the same flags towards montreal, but. was heavily defeated by a small canadian force at of cpree trade’ and csailor’s Chrysler’s farm on 17 november. The major american offensive for 1814, on the rights’ as his friend Lawrence had used. His Iagara front, was halted at the battle of lundy’s lane, on 25 july, although the Victory secured american American army redeemed its reputation after the abject failures of 1812. Their control of lake erie for the second-in-command, winfield scott, would be the architect of the post-war rest of the war, and led to American army, and was the hero of the mexican war of 1846-8. the defeat of the british Native american alliance at The end of the war in europe in april 1814 allowed the british government to The thames a month later.
Devote greater resources to the american theatre, particularly troops from Wellington’s army. The strategy was to rely on coastal raids, and a major Offensive along the lake champlain route to force the americans to pull back From canada and make peace. Between may and december cockburn resumed Work in the chesapeake bay area, under a new commander-in-chief, admiral sir Alexander cochrane. In august cockburn landed general sir robert ross and His army in the river patuxent to march on washington. On 24 august the british Advance guard attacked a larger american force at bladensburg, which ran away Before ross could reach the battlefield. That night ross and cockburn entered Washington, ate president madison’s celebration dinner and set fire to the public Buildings in retaliation for york. When the scorched presidential mansion was Whitewashed it acquired the nickname ‘the white house’. The americans had Already burned washington navy yard, destroying four warships.