Posted By:Gayle Van Dyke
Subject:War of 1812 U.S. POWs
Post Date:August 08, 2011 at 12:38:43
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Forum:Montreal, Canada Genealogy Forum
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Grove Messenger [b 7 Feb 1782] enlisted [with his 3 brothers] to fight in the War of 1812. He was in the Ohio Infantry [3rd Regiment, Private] and was reportedly in Hull's Army and was injured near Detroit. He was then taken to Montreal where he died in Montreal Hospital on January 29, 1814. [this is documented in a letter which resides in the U.S. National Archives from Col. Rob Gardner to Gen. John Major dated April 24, 1814]. I would very much like to find any information that could lead me to find out what the British did with these prisoners, specifically where they might be buried. Thanks in advance.