Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

American cruisers in Bay of Fundy

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New Englanders responded to the coming of war ambiguously. While refusing to send their land-based militia into enemy territory, they enthusiastically launched privateers against British and colonial shipping. By mid-July 1812, Nova Scotian newspapers were reporting heavy losses to enemy raiders.

Date: 1812

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 15 July 1812 p. 3