Gather around the campfire as I will be telling you the story of the Impressment of the U.S Sailors, or as I would call it, The Drunken Draft.
You are now working for me! You are working for the British Navy!
Why am I here!
The Introduction to the Impressment of the U.S Sailors.
I'm almost free from the torture!
The Sailors in their freetime would hangout in taverns and pubs drinking and getting drunk. The British Naval Officers in groups called "press gangs" would come in and kidnap the soldiers to be forced into the British Navy.
After the British would kidnap the soldiers. They would blame them for deserting/abandoning the British Navy and force them to work for them.
On the other hand, British Naval men would desert from their post to seek refuge on U.S Navy Ships from the harsh conditions that the men had to endure.
Sometimes, the British Navy would find their own men on the U.S Ships and sometimes the U.S would find their own men on British Ships. It would be kind of like a game of tug of war, trying to see who can get more men