The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


In 1812 the Americans again declare war on Great Britain. The reasons are muddled, among them free trade, sailors rights, Indian threats, acquisition of Canada, congressional infighting, American sovereignty. The progress of the war is also muddled - America is unprepared for the war it has declared; Britain, occupied with France, is only interested in forcing the Americans to the peace table. For two years the Americans and British attack and counterattack across the Canadian border with little gain for either side. Naval victories are also traded. With Napoleon subdued in 1814 the British attempt a major attack from Canada but must retreat when supply lines are cut. A second force attacks and burns a virtually undefended Washington then falters at Baltimore, immortalized by the flag that was still there at Ft. McHenry. This force then sails for the Gulf of Mexico and, unaware that a peace treaty has by then been signed, attacks Jackson's defensive line at New Orleans only to be repulsed again. As new attacks are begun news of the treaty arrives and the British sail for home. Lacking political or territorial gains, with none of the initial causes of the war even mentioned in the treaty, the Americans still claim the war a victory, a final divorce from Britain resulting in a new sense of national identity.

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270Star-Spangled Banner & Lawyer
2 pieces
$150
271General Andrew Jackson
1 pieces
$40
272US Infantry Column 1813-14
15 pieces
$360
273US Infantry Marching 1814
8 pieces
$180
274US Infantry Firing 1813-14
8 pieces
$180
275US Marines 1812-14
8 pieces
$180
276US Light Dragoons 1814
5 pieces
$180
277US Artillery 1814
7 pieces
$190
278US Rifle Regiment 1813
8 pieces
$180$162
279Tennessee Militia
8 pieces
$180$162
280Kentucky Mounted Volunteers
5 pieces
$180
281Baratarian Pirate Artillery
7 pieces
$190
282Naval Dress of the War of 1812
8 pieces
$180
283Naval Gun & Crew of the War of 1812
7 pieces
$240
284British Infantry Column 1813
15 pieces
$360
285British Infantry Marching 1814
8 pieces
$180$162
286British Infantry Firing 1813
8 pieces
$180
287Royal Marines 1813
8 pieces
$180$162
288British Light Dragoons 1813
5 pieces
$180$162
289Royal Marine Artillery Rocket Section
6 pieces
$140
290Royal Artillery 1813
13 pieces
$390
29193rd (Highland) Regiment 1814
8 pieces
$180
292British Army & Navy Arsonists 1814
8 pieces
$180
293Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
8 pieces
$180
294Tecumseh's Indian Warriors
7 pieces
$180
295West India Regiment 1814
8 pieces
$180
296Royal Horse Artillery Rocket Troop
8 pieces
$180
297British Rowing Boat w/ Bow Chaser
9 pieces
$280

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