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Fort McHenry NMHS
Horseshoe Bend NMP
Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial
Old Fort Niagara
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Pride of Baltimore II


Military History and Tactics

Lossings Pictoral Fieldbook of the War of 1812

http://www.napoleon-series.orgWar of 1812 Magazine. A new feature that will be published monthly on the Napoleon Series website. The aim of the magazine is to offer information, discussion and a place to learn about an oft-neglected aspect of the Napoleonic Wars, the last war fought between Great Britain and the United States, from 1812 to 1814.

http://www.fifedrum.org/resources/music/ashworth/Fife & Drum Online

Naval History and Tactics

http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/- A link to a great 19th c. naval website. Although most pertains to later 19th c., there are some gems worth reading, such as the sailors manual, which contains much that is still pertinent to our period.

http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/B_S_M/Contents.html- Here's the link to the manual proper.

http://www.brigniagara.org/virtualtour/fightingsail.htm- Thanks to Wm. Erle for the link. Gory stuff! Makes you wish to be in the orlop...

http://www3.sympatico.ca/lar.richardson/nlknots.htm- After this, you can find a copy of Ashley's book...

Uniforms and Clothing

Costume of the ladies of England 1810-1823 from the NYPL Digital Library

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection > Costume -- 1810s -- French from the NYPL Digital Library

Social History and Culture

http://www.fortmchenrylibrary.org- The official library website for Fort McHenry. If you have questions about the history of Fort McHenry or the soldiers who served here send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it(Librarian-Historian at Fort McHenry)

Coming this September 2008 will be a revised & updated databases on Confederate and Political Prisoners at Fort McHenry Military Prison, 1861-1865 War of 1812 Maryland Soldiers in the Defense of Baltimore, September 1814

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/miemhtml/svyhome.html- 19th Century Sunday schoolbooks from the Library of Congress/MSU Digital Services Center

http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/symbols.htm#songs- Lyrics to the National Anthem. Brief Biography of Francis Scott Key

http://www.gutenberg.net/etext04/dcvgr10.txt- Thanks to Wm. Erle. This MUST be required reading if we are to approach first person at the Fort.

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcolonial.html#tavernfare- Food Timeline: Colonial and Early American cuisine with links to early 19th century cookbooks.

War of 1812 (Baltimore and Chesapeake Area) Historic Sites and Organizations

Official Site of the Baltimore Flag HouseHome of Mary Pickersgill
Creator of the Star Spangled Banner

http://www.nps.gov- National Park Service Web Site

http://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm- Fort McHenry National Park Service Web Site

The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland- Chartered by the General Society of the War of 1812. A Baltimore and Maryland institution for nearly 200 years.

1812 Living History Organizations

http://www.chesapeake1812.org- War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Region, A Living History Clearinghouse.

http://usforces1812.tripod.com- United States Forces War of 1812, Regulars, Militia, Volunteers and Allies.

http://1812crownforces.tripod.com- 1812 Crown Forces North America, British, Canadian, Militias, Allies.

General History of Fort McHenry

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/fortsearch.cfm- NPS Search Fort McHenry Prison Records

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdcbalti/McHenry.html- 1850 Fort McHenry Census

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