Online Primary Sources for American History: Additional Sources for the War of 1812

Document transcriptions of the War of 1812 in the Northwest is a ten-volume series (of which eight are online) consisting of various primary sources culled from a wide variety of sources dealing with the Northwest. They range from the letters of William Henry Harrison to battles on Lake Erie. This 1815 work The history of the war, between the United States and Great-Britain, which commenced in June, 1812, and closed in Feb. 1815 : … compiled chiefly from public documents : with an appendix, containing the correspondence which passed … in treating for peace : to which is added, the treaty of peace, and a list of vessels taken from G. Britain during the war must be one of the first attempts at collecting relevant official texts that cover this conflict. This is followed by an 1817 compilation –   Collection of the official accounts, in detail, of all the battles fought by sea and land, between the navy and army of the United States and the navy and army of Great Britain, during the years 1812, 13, 14, & 15.

The two-volume work – Notices of the War of 1812 (1840) has appendices containing dozens of valuable letters written by the participants at the time.

And lest we forget – here is the Treaty of Ghent that ended this conflict.


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