After refusing to 'wait for dead man's shoes,' a former slave went on to become a hero in the War of 1812

Sintich, Jack
February 2001
Military History;Feb2001, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p74
Focuses on the loyalty shown by former slave Henry Van Meter to the United States during its war against Great Britain in 1812. Nature of his job at a quartermaster at the Lawrence ship; Life as a slave in 1875; Conditions of United States prisoners of war in Great Britain.


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