Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/25/1812 - 2/27/1813
Mercer’s date and place of birth are unknown.
Mercer enlisted on June 25, 1812 and joined Constitution ’s crew as a seaman on 3 July while the ship lay at Annapolis, Maryland. He left the ship sometime after February 27, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
Mercer participated in the battles against HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812, and he received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. His station during the second battle was no. 11 carronade on the quarterdeck, where he served as first sponger.
Mercer’s date and place of death are unknown.