War of 1812peoplefrench

This section will acquaint you with the key individuals who orchestrated the war, as well as with many lesser-known figures who contributed greatly to our present understanding of the conflict. Many of these people kept journals, wrote memoirs and told stories which have kept alive their remembrances of this turbulent, and often painful period. You will discover a variety of these firsthand accounts as you encounter the individuals we have gathered together in the "People and Stories" section.

Choose one of the four categories below. You can to link up to events in the conflict that these individuals participated in from most of the People pages.