The War of 1812. - Stories of Colony and Nation.
- Leading Events of the War of 1812.
- A Boys’ Fort and What Came of It.
- How the Ranger was Twice Taken.
- The Heroism of William Crist.
- An Old Song.
- The Exploit of the Yankee.
- A Night Attack and How it was Thwarted.
- The Black Snake.
- The Exploit of Lieutenant Gregory.
- Perry’s Victory.
- Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
- The Mercy of a Boy Officer.
- William Henry Harrison.
- Arousing the Creeks.
- Dogs of War.
- Andrew Jackson.
- A Struggle in the Darkness.
- General Jacob Brown.
- The Battle between the Chesapeake and the Shannon.
- A Border Heroine.
- Winfield Scott.
The War of 1812 is an epoch of our national history which has been hirgely ignored. Just why this shoukl be so, it is difficult to understand. As far as personal heroism and the effects upon the life of our nation are concerned, the second war with England is certainly worthy of a higher place than that which is commonly bestowed upon it. It was the first struggle of the new nation, and in its way was as deserving of honor as the earlier contest of the colonies for their independence. Certainly to uphold the new nation was as worthy as to establish it; an there can be no true appreciation of our history without a recognition of the elements that entered into the struggle of the states to maintain their independence.
The author expressly wishes to state that he has had no desire to glorify war. Its horrors should be recognized by all, but none the less should the bravery of those who responded to their country’s call in the hour of peril be cherished as a worthy part of our heritage.
Nor has there been the slightest wish to create any prejudice against the mother country. There is every reason why the peace between the two peoples should be perpetually cherished; but even this self-evident truth should not be permitted to dim the luster of the heroic deeds of the men who, when matters were different, stood by their own andungrudgingly gave themselves to the land of their birth.
The basis of each of these stories is historically correct, and if the reading of them shall lead the young student to take an increased interest in the history of his country and to make investigations of his own, one part at least of the author’s purpose will have been accomplished.
He desires to express his thanks to The Independent,The Outlook, The Interior, The Christian Undeavor World, the S. S. McClure Company, and others, for their kind permission to include in this collection some of the stories which first appeared in their columns.
Everett T. Tomlinson.
Andrew Jackson 1767-1845
„The reports of the wooden guns rang out“
„‘Tell the neighbors to get their guns and come here’”
„Instantly he urged his horse into the forest“
„‘Lawrence! Lawrence!’ came in a quick shout’“
„‘It’s a good three miles yet, and I’ll never make it,’ he groaned”
„As the commanding officer watched the eager expression upon his hearer’s face, he felt his own hopes rapidly rising
Commodore Isaac Chauncey, of the United States Navy
„‘There, there, sonny ; nothing’s going to hurt you’”
O. H. Perry
„All night the young officer . . . lowered pails of water to the wounded”
Fort Washington in 1789
The Battle of Tippecanoe
William Henry Harrison
„’Tustinuggee-Thlucco, your blood is white!’“
„The dogs leaped for the Indians”
The Battle of New Orleans
The Charge at Chippewa
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane
„His own horse was running swiftly toward him”
The Heights of Queenstown
General Winfield Scott