WAR OF 1812 AND BATTLE OF ROCK HARBOR
by Charles Francis Swift, 1897. Excerpt:
In the summer of 1814 Capt. Matthew H. Mayo and Capt. Winslow L. Knowles left Eastham in a whaleboat loaded with rye and arrived safely in Boston. Purchasing articles for domestic consumption and exchanging their boat for one somewhat larger they started on their homeward journey...
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Read the full account of the Battle of Rock Harbor, [LINK TO PDF Rock Harbor Discover Cape Cod-Kelley.pdf]
as retold by local author Shawnie Kelley, in the forthcoming book Discover Cape Cod.
Read the full account of the Battle of Rock Harbor, (LINK TO Battle-of-Orleans-1814.pdf] as retold by local author Admont Clark.
War of 1812 in Orleans Cemetery - list of Militia headstones with markers
Colorful markers have been placed to designate the headstones of Orleans Militia who served in the War of 1812.
Download our name list and enjoy a self-guided walk through one of the loveliest hilltops in Orleans. > >
[LINK to Microsoft Word - 1812 Militia in cemetery- list-revised.doc]
The Orleans Cemetery is located directly across from the Orleans Historical Society, at Main Street and River Road.
There is ample parking at the Society.