The War of 1812:

Commemorating New Brunswick's Role

26-28 September 2012 in Saint John and Saint Andrews

A three-day program hosted by the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square with an afternoon trip to Saint Andrews for a walking tour of "Saint Andrews and the War of 1812" with Robert Pagan, Esquire.

Keynote address: "The Key to Victory: The 'Battle of the Atlantic,' 1812-1814"

Dr. Andrew Lambert (Kings College, University of London), author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, 27 September at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The keynote is free and open to the public.

Read up before the conference

The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project has a number of books in its series that deal with different aspect of New Brunswick's Role in the War of 1812, including monographs by many of our conference presenters including Faye Kert, Josh Smith, Robert Dallison, and more:

A Neighbourly War: New Brunswick and the War of 1812 by Robert Dallison. Just in time for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a little-known chapter in the struggle between British North America and the United States. More »

Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812 by Joshua M. Smith. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels also boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. More »

New Brunswick and the Navy: Four Hundred Years by Marc Milner and Glenn Leonard. From privateers to peacekeepers, from sailing ships to submarine espionage, New Brunswick's recorded naval history dates back to the first European incursions. More »

Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick by Faye Kert.  Pirates and privateers sailed from New Brunswick ports throughout the 19th Century, but their exploits began in earnest during the War of 1812. More »

The Road to Canada: The Grand Communications Route from Saint John to Quebec by Gary Campbell. The Trans-Canada Highway winds along the Saint John and Madawaska rivers through New Brunswick and Quebec to the St. Lawrence River. It follows one of the oldest and strategically most important routes in North American history. More »

Hope Restored: The American Revolution and the Founding of New Brunswick by Robert L. Dallison.  In April 1775, the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired; almost immediately reverberations were felt in what is now New Brunswick. More »

Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956 by Roger Sarty and Doug Knight.  Saint John, always an important gateway to Canada, is one of the oldest fortified sites in the country. More »

Contact Valerie Gallant to order your copy in advance. All books $16.00 including shipping anywhere in Canada.