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WAR OF 1812 - USA

 

The War of 1812 (in Britain, the American War of 1812, to distinguish from the war with Napoleon) was fought between the United States of America, on one side, and on the other side the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and its colonies, especially Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and Bermuda. When the war had finished, 1,600 British and 2,260 American troops had died. The war was fought from 1812 to 1815 and involved both land and naval engagements. Britain was at war with France and to impede American trade with France imposed a series of restrictions that the U.S. contested as illegal under international law. The Americans declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812 for a combination of reasons: outrage at the impressment (seizure) of thousands of American sailors into the British navy, frustration at British restraints on neutral trade, and anger at British military support for Native Americans defending their tribal lands from encroaching American settlers. (Source: Wikipedia)

War of 1812 Service Records (Source: Ancestry.com)

Name Company Unit Rank-
Induction
Rank-
Discharge
Roll-Box Roll-Exct
Edward L STERRY 2 Reg't (Waugh, Jr.'s) Massachusetts Mil.   Private Private 199 602
John STERRY Jr 20 Reg't (Tracey's), Connecticut Militia   Private Private 199 602
Samuel STERRY Col. McCobb's Reg't U.S. Volunteers   Private Private 199 602
William STERRY Col. McCobb's Reg't U.S. Volunteers   Private Private 199 602
William STERRY 5 Artillery and Infantry Reg't (Colden's), New York Militia   Private Private 199 602
William STERRY Jr 8 Reg't (Belchers), Connecticut Militia   Private Private 199 602