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    18 June 1812: The USA Declared War upon Ireland

    OK and Great Britain too...

    As far as I know this was the one and only time that Ireland was specifically mentioned in a DOW by a foreign Power

    8 June 1812: The USA declared War on Britain and Ireland:

    An Act Declaring War Between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Dependencies Thereof and the United States of America and Their Territories.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That war be and the same is hereby declared to exist between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America and their territories; and that the President of the United States is hereby authorized to use the whole land and naval force of the United States to carry the same into effect, and to issue to private armed vessels of the United States commissions or letters of marque and general reprisal, in such form as he shall think proper, and under the seal of the United States, against the vessels, goods, and effects of the government of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the subjects thereof

    APPROVED, June 18, 1812

    The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honour after humiliations on the high seas and possible American desire to annex Canada.

    The War of 1812 formally began on June 18, 1812, when President James Madison signed this act into law.
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    Who won Catalpa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
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    Interesting question that!!!

    Honours were about even overall

    - but it is true that Washington DC was captured an the White House burnt to the ground

    By General Ross from County Down IIRC

    However as the Americans were basically on the offensive and the British on the defensive from a strategic perspective then I would say His Majesty's Government was more satisfied with the overall result in that they held onto Canada

    Their biggest loss was at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 when General Pakenham (Co Westmeath) attempted to take the city and was killed in action and his Army defeated

    In 1806, his sister Catherine married Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington.
    Edward Pakenham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Officially the War was over by then but the Peace Treaty was signed in Belgium

    - and the word had not crossed the Atlantic by the time the battle was fought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
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    Canada
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    Interesting, especially those connexions. Then the United States had a naval war with the Spanish, did they not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Interesting, especially those connexions. Then the United States had a naval war with the Spanish, did they not?
    Not aware of it but please tell me more...
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    The War of 1812 was started by the Americans as a "land-grap" and an act of naked aggression against Canada. They invaded the latter country and, in an act of pure spite, burned down the government buildings in Ottowa, then called "York", and the capital of Upper Canada. It has been suggested that the American invasion served to strengthen Canada's resolve to remain a separate nation, with no political ties to their bullying neighbours. To that extent, the War if 1812 was somewhat counter-productive.
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    Sorry Catalpa, I was way off. This is what I was thinking off, happened much later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    OK and Great Britain too...

    As far as I know this was the one and only time that Ireland was specifically mentioned in a DOW by a foreign Power

    8 June 1812: The USA declared War on Britain and Ireland:

    An Act Declaring War Between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Dependencies Thereof and the United States of America and Their Territories.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That war be and the same is hereby declared to exist between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America and their territories; and that the President of the United States is hereby authorized to use the whole land and naval force of the United States to carry the same into effect, and to issue to private armed vessels of the United States commissions or letters of marque and general reprisal, in such form as he shall think proper, and under the seal of the United States, against the vessels, goods, and effects of the government of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the subjects thereof

    APPROVED, June 18, 1812

    The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honour after humiliations on the high seas and possible American desire to annex Canada.

    The War of 1812 formally began on June 18, 1812, when President James Madison signed this act into law.
    Get a life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desperate Dan View Post
    Get a life
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