FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816. THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY.

By: Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul. Foreword by Barry Gough. (Lieutenant David Wingfield).

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277 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. Captured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time in North America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there. This, the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman, provides a fascinating snapshot of people and places, and of a time that represents a turning point in the history of the Great Lakes region. Also included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very soft small corner crease.

Title: FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816. THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY.

Author Name: Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul. Foreword by Barry Gough. (Lieutenant David Wingfield).

Categories: Military - American Revolution/War 1812, Military - Naval, Canada - Ontario,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Natural Heritage: 2009

ISBN Number: 1554883938

ISBN Number 13: 9781554883936

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 24477

Keywords: Royal Navy, RN, Diaries, Personal narratives, Canada, Naval operations, Lake Ontario, Sailors, Prisoner War, POWs, Huron, Georgian Bay, Surprise, Sailing ships, Warships, Kingston, Beckwith, Genealogy, Cabot Head, Nottawasaga, Wingfield Basin, Penetanguishene, David Wingfield, 19th Century Travel, Great Lakes.,