St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812: Folly and Mischief

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The fledgling United States struggled to keep its freedom from Great Britain during the War of 1812, but St. Lawrence County in upstate New York played a divided role. The region shared a border--as well as close personal and business associations--with British Canada and opposed the American embargo that disrupted these relationships. While some St. Lawrence men fought bravely for America, smuggling was a common way of life. Several small battles and skirmishes took place along the river, and a local merchant even influenced President Madison's decision-making. Local historian John Austin recounts these and other events, as well as the fascinating North Country characters who influenced them, in this book on St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812.
ISBN: 9781626191488
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Military
Images: 23
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Austin is a retired teacher in St. Lawrence County. He is a member of the St. Lawrence County Historical Society and has compiled all the birth, marriage and death notices for the county published in newspapers before 1860. He is the author of Tis All the Brave Can Do: Some Civil War Soldiers From St. Lawrence County, New York.
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