Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/1/2007

1812 Conflict Marked 2nd U.S. War of Independence

The War of 1812 has been called “one of this nation’s forgotten wars,” yet it was a pivotal conflict that threatened the very existence of the young United States. Just three decades after American troops defeated British colonial forces in the Revolutionary War, the two sides faced off again. In the early 19th century, while Britain was at war with France, the Royal Navy had seized more than 10,000 U.S. sailors and forced them into service. for more click here

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