The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies of Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Québec), Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Bermuda.
The war lasted from 1812 to 1815, although a peace treaty was signed in 1814. By the end of the war, 1,600 soldiers for the British side had died, and 2,260 soldiers for the U.S. In addition, tens of thousands of slaves escaped to British lines because of their offer of freedom, or they just fled in the chaos of war. The British settled a few thousand of the newly freed Americans in Nova Scotia.
Swords of the War of 1812 era are highly collectable and extremely valuable today. This fascinating book is filled with little-known historical data about the men, companies and government arsenals that made, sold, stockpiled and issued swords during this often overlooked period in American armaments production.