During the War of 1812, Adam Book served as a private in the 5th Lincoln Militia and on one occasion in the 2nd York Militia. These two regiments were often stationed together and men were transferred between them as needed. Family history had Adam at the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy’s Lane but Adam’s name did not appear in the payrolls for either regiment at Lundy’s Lane. He may have been serving in another regiment or corps or been there in another capacity.
In 1812, Adam Book served in Capt. Samuel Hatt’s 5th Flank Company of the 5th Lincoln Militia. 
He served from September 25 to October 24, 1812 in Capt. Samuel Hatt’s Flank Company and was present at the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13th. 
On October 13, 1812, Adam was wounded in action at the Battle of Queenston Heights while serving in Capt. Samuel Hatts’ Co. 
He served from October 25 to December 16, 1812 in the same company. 
He served from May 25 to May 31, 1813 in Captain Israel Dawdy’s Company. 
He served from July 23 to 25, 1813 in the same company. 
He served from October 6 to 10, 1813 in Capt. Peter Bowman’s Company. 
He served from December 7 to 13, 1813 in a detachment under the command of Ensign Henry Beasley of the 2nd York Militia. 
He served from October 13 to 30, 1814 in Capt. Daniel Young’s Company. 
On January 24, 1816, he certified the war claim of John Kelley as a resident of Ancaster Twp. 
On July 2, 1831, Adam Book, a yeoman of Ancaster Twp. and a former private in a flank company of the 5th Lincoln, received 100 acres the west half of Lot 30, Con. 3, Amaranth Twp. 
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