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Marines wo uld marshal there and make ready for the attack, which Pakenham planned for early Jan uary 1815. Unbeknownst to either side, the negotiations in G hent, Belgium , had draw n to a successful conclusion, arriving at a mutually agreeable treaty on Christm as Eve, 1814. Bur witho ut modern communications, no one on the western side of the Atlantic wo uld learn this news for nearly two months. The treaty was signed, but the fighting continued. We' ll rake a look at the end of the War of 1812 in a future issue of Sea History. Stay tuned . 1,

1812 and the Star Spangled Banner, and he is the author of the upcoming NMHS book," . .• our Aagwas still there," The Sea History Press Guide to the War ofl812lts History and Bicentennial Commemorations, available in December 2011 .

Mr. White serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Maritime Historical Society, the USS Constitution Museum, and the Lynx Educational Foundation . For more about the author and his other books, visit: www.seafiction.net.

William H. White zs a maritime historian and award-winning author who specializes in the history of the US Navy during the Age of Sail. He serves as chair of the NMH S Committee for the Commemoration and Bicentennial of the War of Battle of Lake Borgne, Louisiana, 14 December 1814. Painting by 7homas Hornbrook (active, 1836- 1844).

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SEA HISTORY 137, WINTER 201 1-12

Sea History 137 - Winter 2011-2012  

10 The War of 1812: Year Three-1814, by William H. White • 18 Measure of the Earth: Navigation, Science, and the War of Jenkins's Ear, by L...

Sea History 137 - Winter 2011-2012  

10 The War of 1812: Year Three-1814, by William H. White • 18 Measure of the Earth: Navigation, Science, and the War of Jenkins's Ear, by L...

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