|Boarding and taking the American Ship Chesapeake|
by the Officers and Crew of H.M. Ship Shannon
commanded by Capt. Broke, June 1813
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has just put up another terrific database for the War of 1812
The War of 1812 took place from June 18, 1812 to February 16, 1815. During this conflict between the United States and Great Britain, many military events occurred on Canadian soil.
There are no service files for the Canadian militia; however, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds a unique and vast collection of records about the Canadian men and women who were involved in the War of 1812. Their names can be found on muster rolls, pay lists, claims, certificates of service, land grants, and medal registers. Many of these documents are only available in the original format and have not been microfilmed or digitized.
This database does not include the name of every person who served during the war, only those whose names appear in the records that have been indexed for this project from specific fonds. The list indicates the archival reference, volume number(s) and the microfilm reel number, if applicable.
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Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1937-31-1