Find your own patriot ancestors among the veterans of the War of 1812. This collection will prove invaluable to anyone researching ancestors who braved this pivotal American conflict.
Fully searchable details on 580,000 soldiers include:
- rank at induction and discharge
- roll statistics
The CD also provides historical background, Frequently Asked Questions & other tools to help you find the information you need and broaden your appreciation of the historical context in which your ancestors lived.
As the attack on Fort McHenry raged, American attorney Francis Scott Key watched anxiously from the deck of a British ship. While negotiating with the opposition, the conflict escalated, and he became sequestered across enemy lines. Key fixed his gaze on the flag flying above the military post as night fell, knowing that as long as the stars and stripes remained there, the United States would prevail. When the fighting concluded the next morning, the Americans had won the battle. Requesting a pen and paper, Key composed a tribute to the banner that had kept his hope of liberty alive and the soldiers who had fought so bravely that night to defend it. Today, that simple poem is the national anthem of the United States of America. If your heritage includes the valiant patriots of the War of 1812, this collection could be exactly what you've been searching for!
Minimum System Requirements: 486/33 processor (Pentium processor recommended), Windows 95 or better, 16mb RAM, 15mb hard disk space, double-speed CD-ROM, 15 monitor with 800x600 pixel display16 bit color or higher. ISBN: 1-888486-46-5