In the bitter debate over the War of 1812, the decorated veteran nearly died fighting a Baltimore mob in defense of an unpopular Federalist publisher.
Tall ships and U.S. Navy vessels sailed into Baltimore Harbor past Fort McHenry to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812
From her chaplain’s diary comes this graphic story of the final sea battle of America’s famous frigate
Two hundred and fifty years ago, Major Robert Rogers and his rangers launched a daring wilderness raid against an enemy village, but paid a steep price
We’ve kept Fallujah, but have we lost our souls?
A scholar searches across two centuries to discover the main engine of our government’s growth—and reaches a controversial conclusion
After every war in the nation’s history, the military has faced not only calls for demobilization but new challenges and new opportunities. It is happening again.
The fascinating contents of a newly discovered document of the War of 1812
"With half the western world at stake, See Perry on the middle lake.” —Nineteenth-century ballad
While some American captives languished, others conducted a flourishing market—and a huge black sailor organized everything
The year was 1814, and within three weeks our “young and not always wise” nation suffered acute shame and astonishing victory
At Ghent five Americans—divided and far from home—held firm for a treaty that won their nation new respect, and began a lasting alliance
Did the Battle of Fayal really have an impact on the Battle of New Orleans 3,000 miles away?
A lonely, gallant battle fought by the designer of our flag set the stage for Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans.
American sea captain George Coggeshall tells of his experiences evading the British navy during the War of 1812 and spending over half a century at sea.
Andrew Jackson won a stunning victory over a veteran British army that would eventually propel him to the White House