North Carolina in the War of 1812

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, North Carolina supplied 13,739 infantry men, 267 cavalry men, and 131 artillery men for a total of 14,137 men.[1]

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • "Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organizations from the state of North Carolina" (NARA M250) FHL films 0880838–42
  • Ancestry. War of 1812 Service Records.($). This database gives name, company, rank at time of induction and at time of discharge of men mustered into the armed forces between 1812 and 1825.(Accessed 11 May 2012).
  • Index to roster of North Carolina soldiers in War of 1812 (North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1970). FHL film 1760537

Pension Records[edit | edit source]

A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see US War of 1812 Pension Records).

  • Burns, Annie Walker: North Carolina pension abstracts of the Revolution, War of 1812 and Indian wars digitized on FamilySearch.org. Also searchable on Ancestry.com.

Important National and International Sources[edit | edit source]

  • United States in the War of 1812 has lists of records, books, etc. for the United States, not just one state. The federal records are listed here rather than on each state page. Two of the most important are:
  • War of 1812, 1812 to 1815 has lists of general books and documentaries, as well as a list battles with links to web sites about the battles, and other information not tied to one country.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wesley Potter Kremer. 100 Great Battles of the Rebellion;...Also, All the Battles of the Revolution, War of 1812-5, Mexican War, Indian Battles, American-Spanish War, and Naval Battles. (Hoboken, N.J.: s.n., 1906), p. 326. Internet Archive.