Saturday, March 14, 2015

Duncan McArthur, POW


"...Congress passed a law to employ a large additional number of regular troops; and although [Duncan] McArthur was still a prisoner of war, not being exchanged, the President of the United States nominated him Colonel to the twenty-sixth Regiment of United States Infantry, and the Senate confirmed the appointment."

The Adjutant-General's Office, Washington City, 18th Jan'y, 1813, included Duncan McArthur on its list of officers of the Army and Militia of the United States who were "made prisoners of war at Detroit, Queenston and elsewhere...".


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