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The job of an Artificer during the War of 1812.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  In a War of 1812 muster roll for a New Jersery Regiment I noticed that there was someone called an "Artificer".  Can you help explain what he did?


Answer: An artificer was a mechanic who had knowledge to repair things.  He may have worked on a variety of tasks during the War of 1812.  If you can locate his pension file it may give some further detail of his military career. 

Posted by David Lambert at 12/17/2011 11:53:37 PM | 

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