Great Britain in the War of 1812

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Great Britain Gotoarrow.png British Military Records Gotoarrow.png War of 1812 Gotoarrow.png Great Britain in the War of 1812

HMS St. Lawrence, War of 1812

Introduction[edit | edit source]

The War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada. It formally began on June 18, 1812. To end the war, the treaty of Ghent was signed 24 December 1814. However another battle was fought 8 January 1815 at New Orleans.

British Military Units[edit | edit source]

Only two British regular cavalry units were involved in the War of 1812:

British Privateers[edit | edit source]

  • Dun, Michael. Great Britain Privateers, This site has several lists, one by name of ship, one by name of ship's master, one for officers, and one for crew.

British Prisoners of War[edit | edit source]

  • Dun, Michael. British Prisoners in the United States is an index of about 15,500 prisoners, which includes passengers on merchant vessels, including children, Canadian and British soldiers, and Royal Navy personnel. Seamen who weren't British are indicated as are black or mulatto sailors.

Casualties[edit | edit source]

  • War of 1812 Casualty Database, Canadian and British Regiments, is searchable by name, rank, regiment, company officer, county, previous occupation, manner of death, place of event. Regiments are still being added.

British Aliens in the United States[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]