(The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October. We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past. This post is from October 2, 2013.) A guest post by my friend Jay Anderson of Pro Ecclesia:
The War of 1812 had been one with little glory for Americans. The invasions of Canada all failed, often the officers in charge displaying shocking military incompetence. Although the American Navy performed valiantly, the Royal Navy maintained control of
Upon the commencement of the War of 1812, Jackson immediately volunteered for active service. Nothing happened. Jackson assumed he was not called to duty due to his vigorous opposition to many of the policies of Thomas Jefferson, Madison’s predecessor.
O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And
One of the more humiliating events in American history, the burning of Washington was the low point in American fortunes during the War of 1812. After the British landed an army to attack Washington, Captain Johsua Barney, a Catholic and Revolutionary
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed the declaration of war passed by Congress on June 17, 1812, starting the War of 1812. I think it is safe to say that rarely has the United States gone to war