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I am Old enough to remember the War of 1745, and its end—the War of 1755—and its close—the War of 1775, and its termination—the War of 1812, and its Pacification. every one of these Wars has been followed by a general distress Embarrassments on Commerce distruction of Manufactures, fall of the Price of Produce and of Lands similar to these we feel at the present...
Joseph Bloomfield (1753–1823), a veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, was governor of New Jersey, 1801–2 and 1803–1812, until JM appointed him brigadier general in the U.S. Army in 1812. He subsequently represented a New Jersey district in Congress, 1817–21 (
Isaac A. Coles (1780–1841), Dolley Payne Madison’s second cousin, briefly served as secretary to JM during his first year as president. A veteran of the War of 1812, Coles was a planter who lived at Enniscorthy in Albemarle County, Virginia (
Elbert Anderson (d. 1830), an army contractor during the War of 1812, initiated a claim against the United States in 1823 for “amounts actually due him by the terms of the said contract, partly by way of compensation for articles furnished and services rendered beyond the requisitions of the said...
militia, and fought in the War of 1812. Anderson was the mayor of
...a Scottish-born marine architect and shipbuilder, settled in New York City in 1796, where he opened a shipbuilding business. He supervised the construction of armed vessels on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Eckford was naval constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1817–20, but returned to private business, building frigates for the new navies of the South American republics. He was...
chamber that had been destroyed in the War of 1812. After his return to the
William Bainbridge (1774–1833) was a U.S. naval officer who saw service in the Quasi-War, the war against the Barbary states, and the War of 1812.
...the U.S. House of Representatives, 1797–1801, the Massachusetts legislature, 1802–17, and the U.S. Senate, 1817–22. An active Federalist, he was a leader in the opposition to JM’s administration and the War of 1812, as well as spokesman for the Hartford Convention of 1814. In the debates over the Missouri question, he took a leading part against the extension of slavery into the territories.
’s nephew, Conway C. Macon (1792–1860), a planter living at Mt. Erin in Orange County, Virginia, who served in the state militia during the War of 1812, was county sheriff in 1843, and a justice of the peace. He sold his property in 1848 and eventually moved to Richmond, where he was employed as a tobacco inspector (Chapman, “Descendants of Ambrose Madison,”...
...for eight terms between 1813 and 1834, and in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1823–33. He was a cousin of James and Philip Pendleton Barbour and served as an aide to Gen. William Madison in the War of 1812. Barbour’s eulogy of JM, delivered at Culpeper Court House on 18 July 1836, was published in the
), declaring that the best way for the United States to “ensure to our posterity, the beatitude we inherit” is to study the model of “Our revolutionary ancestors” (p. 4); celebrating American victories in the War of 1812; asserting that European nations have begun emulating the ...the circumstances leading to the War of 1812 and highlighting TJ, “who had devoted all his life to public service...
...(ca. 1792–1820), son of Charles Carroll of Belle Vue in Maryland, served as Henry Clay’s secretary during the Anglo-American negotiations at Ghent and carried to Washington the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812. In 1818 President James Monroe appointed Charles Carroll to be land register for Howard County, Missouri Territory, and it was there that Henry Carroll was murdered in...
in 1809, working in this capacity until about 1842, and he was appointed prothonotary of the district court in 1822. During the War of 1812 he served as a colonel commanding a militia unit and as secretary of
William McRee (1787–1833), a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 1805 graduate of West Point, served with distinction in the War of 1812, particularly in the 1814 battles of Chippawa, Lundy’s Lane, and Fort Erie, and was promoted brevet colonel. After the war he was sent to Europe to ascertain the state of military science and on his return...
militia during the War of 1812. Having “been regularly bred to the business of building,” he moved thereafter to
Constant Freeman (1757–1824) was a career soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and commanded troops in the Orleans Territory after the Louisiana Purchase. He was an accountant in the Navy Department and was appointed an auditor of the Treasury Department in 1817 (
. After the War of 1812 he also operated a hardware store, where he sold imported English ironmongery. The economic panic of 1819 reduced the value of his stock, pushing
Daniel D. Tompkins (1774–1825) was governor of New York, 1807–17, and vice president of the United States, 1817–25. A strong supporter of JM’s administration and the War of 1812, Tompkins bolstered his state’s war effort with his personal fortune but bitterly disappointed JM by refusing the president’s offer to become secretary of state in 1814 (
Peter Little (1775–1830), of Freedom, Maryland, was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1811–13, and 1816–29.Isaac McKim (1775–1838) was a Baltimore merchant and veteran of the War of 1812. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1823–25, and from 1833 until his death.
John Chew, a former Virginia military accountant, in November 1815 was appointed commissioner for the settlement of accounts between the United States and the state of Virginia arising from the War of 1812 (“Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia … [1816],”
as a potential site for the university and calling on the eastern portion of the state to recognize both the importance of their western brethren and their efforts during the War of 1812 by locating the institution to the west. When it became clear on 18 Jan. that his advocacy of
A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812
U.S. Army in the War of 1812
during the War of 1812. Virginia Militia in the War of 1812
militia in 1803 and led the county’s militia regiment during the War of 1812. He lived for many years at A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812
...look as a father would took to his family and let ambition alone there would and is more Room to Heal than to Lascerate. I Digress. But one thing I Know that I fought for my Country in the War of 1812. I went from Louisville Kentucky But if such a partiality of measures will ultimately go on I say in
militia during the War of 1812. He graduated from
Moses Green (d. 1856), a planter who lived at Liberty Hall in Culpeper County, Virginia, was adjutant general of the Virginia militia during the War of 1812. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1799–1802, and 1809–11 (Jones,
. During the War of 1812 he served as an officer in the