War of 1812 Military Research

Title page from An Impartial and Correct History of the War between the United States of America, and Great Britain, Comprising a Particular Detail of the Naval and Military Operations, and a Faithful Record of the Events Produced During the Contest. Ayer 203 .O12 1817
Title page from An Impartial and Correct History of the War between the United States of America, and Great Britain, Comprising a Particular Detail of the Naval and Military Operations, and a Faithful Record of the Events Produced During the Contest. Ayer 203 .O12 1817

This bibliography contains a portion of the Newberry’s resources on the War of 1812. You may want to search the catalogs to find additional resources. The subject heading “United States – History – War of 1812” will provide a number of useful items.

GUIDES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Butler, Stuart L. “Genealogical Records of the War of 1812.” Prologue 23.4 (Winter 1991). Available online.

Encyclopedia of the War of 1812. Ed. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1997. Call # Ref E354.H46 1997 (3rd floor open shelf).

Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights: A Bibliography of the War of 1812. Comp. John C. Fredriksen. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985. Call # Ref Z1240.F74 1985 (3rd floor open shelf).

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. Ed. Anne Bruner Eales and Robert M. Kvasnicka. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000. Call # Local History Ref Z5313.U5 U54 2000 (2nd floor open shelf). See Section B on Military Records.

Malcomson, Robert. Historical dictionary of the War of 1812. Lanham, Md.  Scarecrow Press, 2006. Call # Ref E354 .M25 2006 (3rd floor open shelf).

Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1994. Call # Local History Ref Z1249.M5 N43 1994 (2nd floor open shelf). See lists of resources organized by state and also by conflict.

Register of Federal United States Military Records: A Guide to Manuscript Sources Available at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1986. Call # folio CS68.R44 1986.

Research Outline: U.S. Military Records. Salt Lake City, UT: Family History Library, 1993. Call # Local History Ref CS68.C44 1993 (2nd floor open shelf).

Resource Guide for the War of 1812. Los Angeles: Subia, 1979. Comp. John C. Fredriksen. Call # Local History Ref Z1240.F73 (2nd floor open shelf).

Schweitzer, George K. War of 1812 Genealogy. Knoxville, TN: Geo. K. Schweitzer, 1983. Call # Local History Ref Z5313.U5 S31 (2nd floor open shelf).

Smith, Dwight L. The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1985. Call # Ref Z1240.S65 1985 (3rd floor open shelf).

MILITARY SERVICE

Heitman, Francis. Historical Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965. Call # Local History Ref U11.U5 H6 1965 (2nd floor open shelf). Reprint of 1903 edition. Lists officers who served in the War of 1812.

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. National Archives, 1965. Call # Microfilm 610. Please specify surname on call slip.

Peterson, Clarence Stewart. Known Military Dead During the War of 1812. Baltimore: C.S. Peterson, 1955. Call # Local History Ref E359.4 P48 1955 (2nd floor open shelf).

Register of the General Society of the War of 1812. Washington, DC: General Society of the War of 1812, 1972. Call # E351.3 A17 1972 (2nd floor open shelf). 1976 Supplement: Call # Local History Ref E351.3 A17 1972, Suppl. (2nd floor open shelf).

The Roster of the General Society of the War of 1812. Mendenhall, PA: General Society of the War of 1812, 1989. Call # E351.3 R68 1989.

PENSION RECORDS

Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services. Washington: Printed by Blair and Rives, 1841. Compiled in 1840. Call # F83270.91. Lists names and ages of pensioners, along with names of their heads of households. Organized by state and county. Also available online.

List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. Call # Local History Ref E494.U55 1883 (2nd floor open shelf).

White, Virgil D. Index to War of 1812 Pension Files. Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Publishing Co., 1989. Call # Local History Ref E359.4 W45 1989 (2nd floor open shelf).

White, Virgil D. Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926. Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Publishing Co., 1993. Call # Local History Ref CS68.W477 1993 (2nd floor open shelf).

BRITISH AND CANADIAN SOLDIERS

British Aliens in the United States during the War of 1812. Comp. Kenneth Scott. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1979. Call # CS68.S33.

Gray, W. M. Soldiers of the King: The Upper Canadian Militia, 1812-1815. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1995. Call # Ayer E359.85 G73 1995 (4th floor, Special Collections).

Irving, L. Homfray. Officers of the British Forces in Canada during the War of 1812-15. Welland: Welland Tribune Print, 1908. Call # Ayer E359.I72 (4th floor, Special Collections).

1812: war with America / Jon Latimer. Published: Cambridge, Mass.  Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.

Sutherland, Stuart. His Majesty’s Gentlemen: A Directory of Regular British Army Officers of the War of 1812. Toronto: Iser Publications, 2000. Call # folio E359.8 S94 2000.

STATE-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

Connecticut

Adjutants-General of Connecticut. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War. Hartford: 1889. Call # Local History Ref E263.C5 C5 1889 (2nd floor open shelf).

Delaware

Peden, Henry C. The Delaware Militia in the War of 1812. Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2003. Call No. E359 .5.D3 P43 2003

Georgia

Kratovil, Judy Swaim. Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia. Atlanta, GA: J. S. Kratovil, 1986. Call # Local History Ref F285.K73 (2nd floor open shelf).

Illinois

United States General Land Office. War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois. Thomson, IL: Heritage House, 1977. Call # Local History Ref E359.4 U55 1977 (2nd floor open shelf).

War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Northern Illinois. Chicago, IL  John Kinzie Chapter, 2004. Call No. F547 .W37 2004

War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in the State of Illinois. Chicago  [Illinois Society], 2008. Call No. F545 .W37 2008

Database of Illinois War of 1812 Veterans.

Indiana

Franklin, Charles M. Indiana, War of 1812 Soldiers Militia. Indianapolis, IN: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1984. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 I53 F7 1984 (2nd floor open shelf).

Kentucky

Kentucky Adjutant General’s Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky: Soldiers of the War of 1812. Frankfort, KY: E. Polk Johnson, 1891. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 K5 K3 1891 (2nd floor open shelf).

Maryland

Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Militia, War of 1812. Silver Spring, MD: Family Line, 1979-1986. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 M2 W8 (2nd floor open shelf).

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Adjutant General’s Office. Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia…during the war of 1812-14. Call # Local History Ref E359.M3 M3 1913 (2nd floor open shelf).

Michigan

Miller, Alice Turner. Soldiers of the War of 1812 Who Died in Michigan. Ithaca, MI: Alice Turner Miller, 1962. Call # folio F901.899.

Missouri

Dunaway, Maxine. Missouri Military Land Warrants, War of 1812. Springfield, MO: M. Dunaway, 1985. Call # folio F465.D86 1985.

New Jersey

New Jersey Adjutant General’s Office. Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars 1791-1815. Trenton, NJ: Star Gazette, 1909. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 N4 N3 1909 (2nd floor open shelf).

New York

New York State Adjutant General’s Office. Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969. Reprint of 1860 edition. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 N6 N48 1969 (2nd floor open shelf).

North Carolina

Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 N7 N7 1976 (2nd floor open shelf). Originally printed in 1851.

Ohio

Index to the Grave Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812, State of Ohio. Huber Heights, OH: Ohio Society, United States Daughters of 1812, 1988. Call # folio F490.I54 1988.

Phillips, W. Louis. Annotated Bibliography of Ohio Patriots: Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1985. Call # folio Z1323.P48 1985.

Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. Columbus, OH: Adjutant General of Ohio, 1916. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 O2 O3 1916 (2nd floor open shelf). Also see indexes: Call # Local History Ref E359.5 O2 O3 1916, Index 1 and Index 2 (2nd floor open shelf).

Tennessee

Sistler, Byron. Tennesseans in the War of 1812. Nashville, TN: B. Sistler & Associates, 1992. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 T2 S57 1992 (2nd floor open shelf).

Texas

Fay, Mary Smith. War of 1812 Veterans in Texas. New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1979. Call # F385.F39.

Vermont

Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. Roster of Soldiers in the War of 1812-14. St. Albans, VT: The Messenger Press, 1933. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 V3 V32 (2nd floor open shelf).

Virginia

Butler, Stuart Lee. A Guide to Virginia Military Units in the War of 1812. Athens, GA: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988. Call # E359.5 V8 B87 1988.

Butler, Stuart Lee. Virginia Soldiers in the United States Army, 1800-1815. Athens, GA: Iberian Pub. Co., 1986. Call # Local History Ref E359.5 V8 B9 (2nd floor open shelf).

Lyman, Mike. War of 1812 veteran burials at St. John’s Episcopal Church graveyard, Richmond, VA.. [Virginia]  The Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, c2009. Call # folio E359.5.V8 L965 2009.