Forgotten Americans who served in the War of 1812. Eric Eugene Johnson.
Many books have been written on the War of 1812 but few deal with the sacrifices of the common people and on the logistics of this conflict. Book after book deals with the battles, and of the men who led the armies and who made the decisions from the safety of Quebec City and Washington, D.C.
There are hundreds of stories of men, women and children who were directly affected by this war on a day-to-day basis. Women served as washerwomen, matrons and servants to the men in the field. American children died in prisoner ships off Quebec City. A Tennessee father enlisted in the army with three of his sons, all under age, and all served as soldiers. Three African American brothers enlisted together in the army. They hailed from North Carolina as free men who wanted to fight for their country. And the list goes on!
The logistics of the war can be as interesting as the battles. How were the regiments organized and raised? What was the Corps of Artificers? Who were the Sea Fencibles? Why did we surrender Fort Sullivan in the District of Maine? These and many more stories are going to be revealed in this book.
Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of five veterans of the War of 1812 and he is the past president of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio (2008-2011). He is currently the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812 and has served as the Historian General (2011-2014) for this society.
A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
2018, 8½x11, paper, index, 170 pp