INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS WHO SERVED DURING THE WAR OF 1837-1838 IN ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS...PATRIOT WAR, 1838
State: NEW YORK
Now I know most conflicts and military sources, but this was a new one for me. 1837-8 ? Too late for War of 1812, Too late for Texas Independence, too early for the Mexican War, and too early for the Civil War....uh oh, I was hooked! So I started to Google the war of 1837, got Patriot War, followed it, and I learned a lot!
The Wikipedia listing is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_War and
I knew nothing about the Canadian Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 or the Republic of Canada formed by William McKenzie and his followers in the US and Canada. This was a failed attempt for the prospect of a declaration of independence and secession of Canada from Britain ! And on "Navy Island " between Ontario and New York!
And volunteers from the State of Louisiana? Now I can't wait to get to the Clayton library and check out the names on the microfilm!!!! Perhaps it will help with finding info for members of my DAR chapter from Louisiana!!! But I obviously didn't have what I intended to post today.
So I guess it is a great lesson that checking the microfilm catalog for things other than just surnames is a great idea to find unusual records and history!!!
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