The Forgotten War

Captain’s Quarters has a note on the History Channel’s special on the war of 1812, and recaps some of it’s highlights.

While needing review on the subject myself, I must say that I’d found Theodore Roosevelt’s (Yes, that Teddy R.), volumes on the naval battles a worthwhile read on the naval aspects of the war.

On another note, being raised in the Marines, I grew up with the lore that the barracks weren’t torched with the rest of Washington D.C. because the Marines were the only soldiers the Brits had respect for.