New Jersey in the War of 1812

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, New Jersey supplied 5,668 infantry men, 135 cavalry men, and 209 artillery men for a total of 6,012 men.[1]

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • New Jersey. Adjutant General's Office. Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars, 1791-1815. includes Officers and men in the war with Great Britain, 1812-1815 and name index. Free digital images at Internet Archives. This book lists the full name, rank, and dates of enrollment and discharge of over 10,000 soldiers in the War of 1812 and other minor conflicts. Also at the FHL.
  • General Society of the War of 1812. The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899], Philadelphia, Dewey & Eakens, Makers 1899). Family Search. FHL Digital Book contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the New Jersey Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 215.
  • 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.

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).

  • New Jersey State Library (Trenton). New Jersey in the War of 1812; books 1-52. These are digitized originals adjutant general pension records. They give each soldier's name, rank, unit, and enrollment and discharge dates. The records often include marriage dates and places, information about widows, and the nature of disabilities. An index can be found on FHL film 573337. films 573337-51.

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.