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Henry Merritt
98th Regiment of Foot

Henry Merritt, born c 1794 in Stanton Parish, Wiltshire, England joined the 98th Regiment of Foot on 30 January 1812 in Newbury, Birkshire, England.  He came to North America with his regiment for the War of 1812, arriving in 1814. He may have been part of the very successful British invasion of the Penobscot River as far as Bangor, Maine in 1814, by 700 British in selected companies from several regiments including the 98th Regiment.  However, the Muster Rolls and Pay Lists reviewed by Yelland do not show Merritt between 1814-15.

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