War of 1812

The War That Should Not Have Been

The war of 1812 was in many ways the strangest war in United States history.

Two days before war was declared, the British Governmment had stated that it would repeal the laws which were the chief excuse for fighting. If there had been telegraphic communication with Europe, the war might well have been avoided. Speedy communication would also have prevented the greatest battle of the war, which was fought at New Orleans fifteen days after a treaty of peace had been signed.

The War of 1812 gave birth to the American National anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Frances Scott Key was inspired to write the verses when, "by the dawn's early light," he saw the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after an all-night bombardment by a British naval squadron.

The Militia:
Possibility that the Militia member listed below is the parent of Mary Rory who married Josiah Howell.
From the Database: War of 1812 Muster Rolls,list RORY DARLING , Company of MAJ. CAMERON'S COMMAND, NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA. Rank PRIVATE,MISC 179 ,ROLL-BOX ROLL-EXCT 602

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