Ohio in the War of 1812

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

For the War of 1812, Ohio furnished 1,759 officers and 24,521 enlisted men, distributed as follows[1]:

First Regiment Infantry, 108 Companies
Second Regiment Infantry, 85 Companies
Third Regiment Infantry, 56 Companies
Unassigned Infantry, 185 Companies
Assigned to U. S. Infantry, 5 Companies
Mounted Infantry, 25 Companies
Cavalry, 13 Troops
Artillery, 1 Battery.

Another source detailed that Ohio supplied 21,643 infantry men, 2,814 cavalry men, 113 artillery men, and 133 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 24,703 men.[2]

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, (Columbus, Ohio: Press of E. T. Miller Co., 1916). FHL Digital Book.
  • 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. This book from the FHL contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Ohio Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 165.
  • Ancestry. War of 1812 Service Records ($). 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.
  • Adjutant General's Office, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. (Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Digital Book found at FamilySearch Catalog entry.
  • United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio), Ohio Roster of soldiers in the War of 1812 [Index], 657 pages. (film of typescript) FHL film 195485 Item 1 (*).
  • Peters, Sunda Anderson and Kay Ballantyne Hudson: Ohio War of 1812 soldiers' family groups (Ohio Society, United States Daughters of 1812, c2005), 366 pages. FHL Book 977.1 M2 (*)

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).

The [United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files groups pensioners by surname, not by state in which they enlisted. Pension cards, which exist for soldiers from all states involved in the war, may contain name of soldier and spouse, military unit, enlistment and discharge dates, bounty land warrant number, residency of soldier and widow, marriage date and place, and death of soldier and widow.

Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • Snugden, John, Tecumseh's last stand (Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 1989). FHL Book 970.1 Su33
  • Phillips, W. Louis, Annotated bibliography of Ohio patriots: Revolutionary War and War of 1812 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1985). FHL book 977.1 M23

Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Slocum, Charles Elihu, The Ohio country between the years 1783 and 1815: including military operations that twice saved to the United States the country west of the Alleghany Mountains after the Revolutionary War, (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1910). FHL film 941311.

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. Ohio. Adjutant General. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, (s.l.: Clearfield Co., 1916).
  2. 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.