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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

War of 1812

 
 
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.

Still reeling from the loss of its North American colonies and fighting in a European war, England began to stop and search American ships on the high seas. During such searches, American sailors would be impressed against their will into the British Navy. Resolved once and for all to demonstrate its independence, America declared war against England in June of 1812 and fought battles from Canada to Louisiana. One of the war's darkest hours was the British invasion of Washington, and the burning of the Capital [sic] and the White House. However, following Commodore Perry's success on Lake Erie and General Harrison's victory at the Battle of the Thames River, American dominance was restored in the northwest region. Exhausted by the continuance of the Napoleonic Wars, England negotiated the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. It is ironic that arguably the most famous battle of the war, the Battle of New Orleans, occurred two weeks after the war formally ended.

[Image caption reads]
Battle of Thames River
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.009′ N, 94° 13.786′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map

War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. War of 1812 Marker
. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); The Alamo (here, next to this marker); Mexican War (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Medal (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Star Medal (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The War of 1812. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Short History of the War of 1812. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. An American Perspective on the War of 1812. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The War of 1812: American Independence Confirmed. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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