Impressment of American Sailors
The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the military.
KeywordsWar of 1812, ship, soldiers, kidnap, press, sailors, impressment, press-ganging, royal navy, American seamen, forced military
Galleries1789-1860 American Republic
Henry E. Chambers School History of the United States (New Orleans, LA: F. F. Hansell & Bro, 1887)