American Prisoners of War held in Montreal and Quebec during the War of 1812
American Prisoners of War held in Montreal and Quebec during the War of 1812 - Eric Eugene Johnson.
This is a transcription of prisoner of war records of American soldiers, sailors, marines and civilians held by the British Empire at their internment facilities in either Montreal, Lower Canada or in Quebec, Lower Canada, during the War of 1812. All of these men were captured during the various land battles or naval actions on or around the Great Lakes or Lake Champlain. The first part of this book was compiled from a copy of the Records Relating to War of 1812 Prisoners of War from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. This file contains clothing reports, capture lists, exchange lists, parole lists, and death lists from Montreal and Quebec. The second part of this book was compiled from a copy of the Miscellaneous Lists and Records of the British Admiralty made by the Public Record Office in London, Great Britain. Three different types of reports contain information on the American prisoners of war who were interned between 3 July 1813 and 13 March 1815 at Quebec. The first type of report is the receipt musters, listing the men being transferred from Montreal to Quebec. The second type of report is the discharge musters, listing the men who were exchanged at Quebec and being sent back to the United States, or men who were being transferred to a prison facility in either Halifax (Nova Scotia) or in England. The final reports are the listing of men who died at Quebec. The second part of this book can be regarded as a supplement to the American Prisoners of War held at Quebec during the War of 1812. 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).
2015, 8½x11, paper, alphabectical, 208 pp.
101-J5599 ISBN: 0788455990