Accession Number : AD1023009

Title :   Naval Microcosms: A Comparative Analysis Of British And American Naval Campaigns On Lakes Erie And Ontario During The War Of 1812

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Geoffrey D

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : While naval activity during the War of 1812 can be divided into three distinct operational environments (blue water, littoral, and inland/freshwater), inarguably the latter was the most feasible for the fledgling American nation to exploit due to its proximity and relatively limited resources it would require. It was also the most critical domain for the United States war aim of controlling British Canada for the purpose of negotiating an advantageous peace.

Descriptors :   military history , amphibious operations , transportation infrastructure , shipbuilding , naval vessels , department of defense , gun boats , military commanders , military organizations , supply depots , military forces foreign , military forces united states

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE