War of 1812: Privateers

War of 1812 or the Anglo American War is the subject of this site. Principally the activities of both American and British privateers; including listings of American POWS held in the UK, and British subjects held in the United States.

On the 18th June 1812 the United States declared war on Great Britain
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the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the conflict was signed on 24th December 1814.


The Rachel of Greenock engages the Saratoga of New York
12th December 1813
Radio 4 Making History 15th May 2012
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