Interactive Maps

The Battle Space

The War of 1812 inserted the United States into a global struggle, of which the operations in North America were but one area of military operations. British forces fought on land and sea across the globe in the titanic struggle against Napoleon. For the British, the fight against the Americans was a secondary effort. For the Americans, it was a defining conflict, with American land forces operating over thousands of miles across the North American continent and American naval forces operating around the globe. For the student of military operations, understanding of the tactical and operational elements of the conflict is directly tied to understanding the relationships of enemy and friendly forces, of terrain and time. These digital “maps in motion” convey those relationships in simple yet powerful terms.

1812 Theater Map (Link opens in a new window)
This map puts in motion the Theater of War events for the overall War of 1812 from June 1912 to January 1815.

Chesapeake Theater Map (Link opens in a new window)
This map puts in motion the Theater of War events for the Upper Chesapeake area from April 1813 to September 1814.

Baltimore Map (Link opens in a new window)
This map puts in motion the events of the Battle of Baltimore from September 12-14, 1814.

Caulks Field Map (Link opens in a new window)
This map puts in motion the events of the Battle of Caulk’s Field from August 30-31, 1814.

Bladensburg Map (Link opens in a new window)
This map puts in motion the events of the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814.