Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Enos Soule, A Dartmoor Prisoner


Capt. [Enos] Soule served in the war of 1812, in which he was taken prisoner, and suffered the horrors of Dartmoor Prison for two years.  In all the relations of life he was a model citizen, public-spirited and patriotic, and of unbending integrity.  He died 8 Nov. 1869.

ArchiveGrid lists the Soule family account books, 1853-1917 bulk 1869-1896.  Family of Enos Soule; prominent ship captains and ship builders of South Freeport and Freeport, Me.
Account books kept chiefly by his sons after Enos's death in 1869.

There's a terrific blog post at Focusing On Yesterday entitled Many local sailors were held in Dartmoor prison during the War of 1812.  The last line:  "As we move into the bicentennial of the War of 1812, I hope that the stories of local heroes like Enos Soule and Perez Drinkwater will bring the war home and make it worth remembering."

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