Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Papers of Thomas S. Jesup - POW

From the Thomas S. Jesup papers at the Manuscript Collection at the Clements Library:

Thomas Sydney Jesup (1788-1860) - At the beginning of the War of 1812, he served as adjutant general to Brigadier General William Hull. He was taken prisoner at the surrender of Detroit, but was exchanged shortly after and served with distinction as a major in the battles of Chippewa, Niagara, and Lundy's Lane, where he was wounded.

...six items document Jesup's parole and exchange after being taken prisoner in the War of 1812.

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