Tuesday, December 16, 2014

War of 1812

16 Dec 2014

We are approaching the end of the War of 1812
Treaty of Ghent  24 Dec 1814.
Ref;  Canada's History, formerly  'The Beaver'
         Dec 14 - Jan 15, page 12
British and American delegates signed the Treaty of Ghent
on 24 December 1814. However, news of the treaty didn't
reach North America for several weeks, and hostilities continued
until early 1815. (See article for more info)

54  Number of days that elapsed between the signing the treaty on
24 Dec,1814 until its ratification by the United States on 16 Feb,1815

20,000  Approx, number of casualties suffered by the U.S., Britain,
and its Canadian and Aboriginal allies during the war.

11  Number of Articles in the Treaty of Ghent

4,000  Number of slaves who escaped to freedom during the war.

2  Number of commissioners, one American and one British, tasked
under the treaty to resolve land disputes and to determine the border
between the United States and Canada.

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