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Men At Arms: American War 1812-1814
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP MAA226
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Author: Philip Katcher
Illustrator: Bryan Fosten

About this book
Typically the United States is said to have declared war on Great Britain in 1812 because of the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and the British desire to create an Indian buffer state. An Englishman William Cobbett, described the real cause of the conflict: 'There seemed to be wanting just such a war as this to complete the separation of England from America; and to make the latter feel that she had no safety against the former but in the arms of her free citizens.' Regardless of the reasons, however, on 4 June 1812, U.S.President James Madison, asked Congress to declare war.

  • The War
  • The British Army
  • The American Army
  • The Militia
  • The Plates
Paperback; November 1990; 48 pages; ISBN: 9780850451979

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