Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Story Of A Sailor And His Commodore Ancestor

Source of Arthur Sinclair's Portrait

A news article entitled Sailor finds War of 1812 ancestor's grave was published in the Army Times and described a sailor's search for Commodore Arthur Sinclair's grave.

"Sinclair, who served in the Great Lakes campaign against the British in the War of 1812, joined the Navy when he was about 12 years old."

Another version of the story can be found in the U.S. Naval Institute blog.

A biography of Arthur Sinclair, the grandson of Commodore Arthur Sinclair, mentioned that the Commodore commanded the United States sloop-of-war General Pike on Lake Ontario.

The Commodore was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.

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