The War of 1812 Diary comprises 13 pages of diary entries, spanning from June until November 1814. The diary describes the author's, and unnamed British Army officer, journey to American aboard the Clifford Transport 468 and Britain's joint Army-Navy campaign attacks against Maine during the War of 1812.
The diary's entries follow the author and his regiment from Gibraltar across the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda, and then up to Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Halifax, the diary describes the British campaign as it sailed down from Canada to capture the Fort of Castine, Fort O'Brien, and the Maine towns of Belfast, Bangor, Hampden, Machias (Machiasport), and Buckstown (Bucksport), as well as the pursuit of American vessels such as the U.S.S. Adams (Frigate). In addition to describing the campaign's military actions, the diary also notes the names of various British commanding officers, lower ranking officers, British Navy vessels, and military units, as well as brief descriptions of the towns of Machias and Belfast.
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