Maryland Casualties in the War of 1812.
Christos Christou, Jr. and Henry C. Peden, Jr.
The objective of this work is to identify those Maryland heroes who became casualties during the War of 1812. By definition, a casualty is a military person lost by death, wounds, injury, sickness, internment, or capture or through being missing in action. This book is based on available records and it is not a complete list because many men who were wounded in battle in 1814 treated themselves and fought on; thus, many were not recorded as such on company muster rolls. Still others would be recorded if they were unable to serve for a period of time and would be listed as sick or absent in hospital and even more men reported their wounds only when they were in the process of applying for government assistance in their old age, such as for bounty land or a pension.
There are 2,890 soldiers and seamen listed in this book; many with biographical data. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname. The amount of information given in each entry varies greatly; however, entries typically include: surname, given name, rank or occupation, illness or injury (if stated), cause and date of death (if applicable), and source of information. Entries may also contain any combination of the following: age, height, place of birth, place of service or work, date of enlistment, years served, date of discharge, place of discharge, name of heir (spouse or sibling or children), prisoner of war data, and much more. “1812 Monuments to the Soldiers” follows the entries and gives detailed accounts, with photographs, of: Aquila Randall Monument, Armistead Statue Monument at Ft. McHenry, Armistead Monument at Federal Hill, Battle Monument, Battle Acre Park, Bladensburg Monument, Caulk’s Field Monument, Fort McHenry Wayside Marker, North Point Battlefield Park, Sam Smith Statue Monument, and, Wells and McComas Monument. Battle of North Point—Americans Died, British Dead or Wounded in Maryland, and Additional Sources complete this work.
2019, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 470 pp.