war of 1812

New England News
9:30 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

War of 1812 Hero's Grave Once Sparked Debate

An old grave in Burlington's Elmwood Cemetery holds the remains of Joseph Barron Jr., a little-remembered but critical hero to the American victory over the British in the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

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North Country News
1:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Bicentennial Of Battle Of Plattsburgh Celebrated

Battle of Plattsburgh bicentennial
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Over the weekend, Plattsburgh celebrated the bicentennial of an historic land and naval battle on Lake Champlain — a battle that naval historians say determined the fate of our nation.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Annual Festival Commemorates Turning Point in War of 1812

Battle of Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The largest annual festival in Plattsburgh is occurring this week. The 10 day Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration peaks this weekend with parades and re-enactments of a naval battle that some say was a critical turning point in the War of 1812.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed May 29, 2013

"Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation" by Steve Vogel

    In his new book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, veteran reporter Steve Vogel tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.