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Fitzgibbon, James

(Encyclopedia) Fitzgibbon, James, 1780–1863, Canadian soldier, b. Ireland. As an officer in the War of 1812, he distinguished himself in the battle of Beaver Dams (1813) on the Niagara frontier. Warned by L...

Armistead, George

(Encyclopedia) Armistead, George är´mĭstĕd [key], 1780–1818, American artillery officer distinguished in the War of 1812, b. Virginia. He took part in the capture of Fort George on the Niagara frontier...

Brown, Jacob Jennings

(Encyclopedia) Brown, Jacob Jennings, 1775–1828, American general, b. Bucks co., Pa. In the War of 1812 he defeated (May, 1813) a British attempt to take Sackets Harbor, N.Y., and the next year became comma...

Secord, Laura (Ingersoll)

(Encyclopedia) Secord, Laura (Ingersoll) sē´kôrd [key], 1775–1868, Canadian heroine of the War of 1812. Born in Massachusetts, she was taken by her parents to Canada after the American Revolution. In 18...

Lewis, Morgan

(Encyclopedia) Lewis, Morgan, 1754–1844, American army officer and governor of New York (1804–7), b. New York City; son of Francis Lewis. After serving in the American Revolution, he held a variety of sta...

Brock, Sir Isaac

(Encyclopedia) Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769–1812, British general, Canadian hero of the War of 1812. A British army officer, he was sent to Canada in 1802 and was given command (1806) of Upper and Lower Canada. H...

Worth, William Jenkins

(Encyclopedia) Worth, William Jenkins, 1794–1849, American army officer, b. Hudson, N.Y. He served with distinction on the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812 and later became commandant of cadets and instr...

Scott, Winfield

(Encyclopedia) Scott, Winfield, 1786–1866, American general, b. near Petersburg, Va. Military Career He briefly attended the College of William and Mary, studied law at Petersburg, and jo...

Parmenio ADAMS, Congress, NY (1776-1832)

ADAMS, Parmenio, a Representative from New York; born in Hartford, Conn., September 9, 1776; attended the common schools; moved in 1806 to “Phelps Corners,“ then in the township…

Nathaniel ALLEN, Congress, NY (1780-1832)

ALLEN, Nathaniel, (father-in-law of Robert Lawson Rose), a Representative from New York; born in East Bloomfield, N.Y., in 1780; attended the common schools; worked as a blacksm…