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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Oct 2020 12:17 p.m. PST

Which person is your fave – general, soldier, politician, civlian, etc.?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 12:29 p.m. PST

Major-General Isaac Brock. There are so many interesting characters to choose from this unique war.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

Just so they get included in the poll:
Winfield Scott
Andrew Jackson

dBerczerk15 Oct 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

Dolly Madison

RudyNelson15 Oct 2020 1:10 p.m. PST

William McIntosh, Lower Creek micro
Weather Ford, Upper Creek micro.
Both had Creek mothers and Scottish fathers
Sam Houston led the assault on the fortified wall.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Captain Philip Broke, RN, commanding officer of HMS Shannon

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 1:29 p.m. PST

Major General Issac Brock – worked miracles with very little resources

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

Winfield Scott and Jacob Brown.

arthur181515 Oct 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

James FitzGibbon, who was a private in the 49th Foot, promoted to an ensign by Brock, defeated Americans at Battle of Beaver Dams, 22 June 1813 and was promoted captain.

WillBGoode Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Oct 2020 2:26 p.m. PST

Shadrach Byfield, private 41st Regiment of Foot (Light company)

Charles Ball, seaman in Commodore Joshua Barney's U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla.

RudyNelson15 Oct 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

Miko not micro, chief. I hate auto correct.

Berzerker7315 Oct 2020 2:34 p.m. PST


Glengarry515 Oct 2020 2:54 p.m. PST

Followed by Tecumseh and Winfield Scott.

Ten Fingered Jack15 Oct 2020 3:21 p.m. PST

Andrew Jackson, Wm. Henry Harrison

KSmyth15 Oct 2020 3:32 p.m. PST

Jacob Brown and Commodore Barney

WillBGoode Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Oct 2020 3:45 p.m. PST

And John Norton

dBerczerk15 Oct 2020 4:20 p.m. PST

And Johnny Horton

Greylegion15 Oct 2020 5:26 p.m. PST

Good one dBerczerk.

21eRegt15 Oct 2020 6:27 p.m. PST

Laura Secord
Charles de Salaberry
Jean Baptiste Plauche

Glengarry515 Oct 2020 6:55 p.m. PST

Tim Horton?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 8:18 p.m. PST

And no one has yet mentioned Jean Lafitte?
Well, there. I just did!

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 3:37 a.m. PST

Capts. Issac Hull, William Bainbridge, and Charles Stewart of USS Constitution.

Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough of USS Saratoga.

Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry of USS Niagara.

General Edmund Gaines.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 6:18 a.m. PST

All good selections.


mildbill16 Oct 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

A period with great personalities, small battles (i.e. small investment) and simple tactics. The last chance for the native americans to stop the tide against them.
Whats not to like? A little played period for some unknown reason. After all, without the war the USA would not have a
unsingible national anthem.

Corporal Fagen16 Oct 2020 11:27 a.m. PST

William Wells

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2020 7:09 p.m. PST

Commodore Barney. "Board em!"

Apache 625 Oct 2020 4:38 p.m. PST


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2020 1:58 a.m. PST

I'll add in Joshua Barney, not only for his naval exploits, but for his performance with his flotillamen and Marines at Bladensburg. Their stand against the British was noteworthy.

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