Ira Dye's Prisoners of War Database
In the course of his research, Ira Dye compiled a database of more than 17,000 prisoners of war taken during the War of 1812. Data includes individual prisoners’ identities, their physical description, the ships they were captured from and by, the prisons and other facilities prisoners were sent to, and the nature and date of prisoners’ release or death in captivity. Dye’s original electronic files and updated conversions of them to modern database software are now part of the USS Constitution Museum’s collections. The data is presented here in a searchable format, but the form and style of the entries has not been altered from Dye’s original files. If you have questions or issues accessing or interpreting this content, contact the museum’s Curatorial Department. Researchers involved in projects utilizing large amounts of the data are encouraged to contact the Curatorial Department for assistance.