Rank(s): Marine Private
Dates of Service: 9/16/1812 - 8/17/1813
Birth Date: 1789
Samuel Elwell was born in 1789 in St. George, Massachusetts.
Elwell enlisted Marine Corps on September 6 or 16, 1812 at Boston, Massachusetts and joined USS Constitution . His rank was private. Elwell transferred from USS Constitution to Charlestown Navy Yard on February 25, 1813, and was then assigned to USS Congress on April 12, 1813. He deserted on August 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Elwell was on board for the battle with HMS Java .
Elwell’s date and place of death are unknown.