After the United States declared war with Great Britain
in the summer of 1812, Elisha Camp, respected citizen, lawyer, land
agent, and industrialist, called together a band of militiamen and
offered their services for the defense of the village. Service in
the artillery commenced on 28 June 1812 and was to run 30 days,
expiring 28 July 1812.
As fate would have it, Camp and his men were on duty
the morning of 19 July 1812 when five British ships were spotted
attempting to enter the harbor. Through the efforts of the whole
fort, including Camp's Company, the British were expelled from the
harbor, and the First Battle of Sackets
Harborfirst engagement of the War in U.S. territory
went into the history books as a victory for America.
The following list is taken directly from an original
muster roll, available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
[E. 55a Muster Rolls, Record Group No. 94, Stack Area 9W3, Row 17,
Compartment 14-22, Box 143].
Names are presented here in the order they appear on
the muster roll. Signatures of each person are taken from a pay
roll document bundled with the muster rollfeel
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