Winchester, James

Born: 1752-02-XX Carroll County, Maryland

Died: 1826-07-26 Tennessee

As a young man, Winchester served in the American Revolutionary War, earning promotion to captain by the war's end. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, Winchester was commissioned a brigadier general. He commanded the American forces at the Battle of Frenchtown, leading to the Massacre of the River Raisin. Captured and imprisoned in Canada, he resigned his commission after the Battle of New Orleans and returned to his farm in Sumner County, Tennessee.

J. M. Keating, History of the City of Memphis, Tennessee (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason, 1888), 148-50.