Collection Facts

12 items
Dates of Original: 
1812 - 1815
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The War of 1812 is also known as America’s Second War for Independence. Many battles were fought on the Niagara Frontier and in Upstate New York.

Scope of Collection

This collection features letters written during the War of 1812, as well as letters written after the war ended recalling war-time regional circumstances.