Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Many casualties as British frigate and American privateer clash


The Halifax press reported an American account of a dramatic and bloody encounter between one of their privateers and British naval forces. Sustained battles such as this were unknown to Nova Scotian privateers during the War of 1812.

Date: 1814

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Royal Gazette 2 November 1814 p. 3