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Encyclopedia > Secretary at War

The Secretary at War was a position with some responsibility over the administration of the British military. It was occasionally a cabinet level position, although it was considered of subordinate rank to the Secretaries of State. The position was combined with that of Secretary of State for War in 1855 and abolished in 1863. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, a British cabinet-level position, first applied to Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Secretaries at War, 1661-1863


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The North American War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom is one of several wars associated with that year.
His management of the war, more especially on Lake Champlain, was severely criticized, and he was threatened with a court-martial, but died before the trial came on.
At the beginning of the War of 1812 it is estimated that perhaps one third of the inhabitants of Upper Canada for example were American born, some were United Empire Loyalists but others had come just for the cheap farmland and many had little loyalty to the British Crown at the beginning of the war.
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