[WarOf1812] Re: Soldiers Wives
If you're looking for nice published first-hand accounts of the War of 1812, then check out John C. Fredriksen, comp., War of 1812: Eyewitness Accounts: An Annotated Bibliography (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997). It offers data on 870 accounts, including those of about 30 women. (There also are a few First Nations accounts, quaintly listed under 'Foreign Nationals.')
If your local library doesn't have the book, it can get it on interlibrary loan for you, and then can order materials that you'd like from the bibliography.
Carl Benn, PhD
City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services