James Winchester

James Winchester

Birth
Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
Death 27 Jul 1826 (aged 74)
Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6756534 · View Source
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United States Army Brigadier General. At the start of the War of 1812, he was a Captain in the Tennessee Militia. In March 1812, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the US Army, in command of the Army of the Northwest, Ohio. After engaging in several skirmishes with British forces, he was sent to part in an attempt to recapture Frenchtown, Michigan. On January 22, 1813, at the Battle of Frenchtown, he was attacked by a combined British and Indian forces resulting in his capture and the loss of many soldiers. Despite the surrender of all his troops, the British slaughtered hundreds of unarmed American soldiers. Winchester was imprisoned in Canada and resigned his commission following his release in March 1815. After the war, he served on the state commission to regulate the Tennessee-Missouri boundary.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6756534
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Winchester (5 Feb 1752–27 Jul 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6756534, citing Cragfont Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .