The skirmish at Point Peter was one of the last known battles of the War of 1812. It was fought even after peace was signed. The British attacked the battery at Point Peter, overwhelming the small American force. After the skirmish, British troops remained at Point Peter, looting the town of St. Marys and nearby plantations. The skirmish returned to public consciousness in 2003, when archaeological excavations rediscovered the site.
Welcome to the Forgotten Invasion website, where you can learn more about Point Peter's role in the War of 1812. You can study history, watch video clips, and even play a game where YOU are the archaeologist. Teachers can download lesson plans and instructions for classroom activities about the Forgotten Invasion.
British soldiers at Point Peter looting the town of St. Marys.