As the war progressed both sides became increasingly reluctant to parole prisoners. Accordingly, many sailors endured a long captivity in Halifax’s Melville Island prison camp. Some, like Captain Rich, never returned home.
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 10 April 1813 p. 3
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