Pennsylvania in the War of 1812

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Major-General Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828), U.S. Army, about 1814

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, Pennsylvania supplied 28,146 infantry men, 407 cavalry men, 755 artillery men, and 9 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 29,317 men.[1]

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • 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).
  • Stone, Charles Warren. Muster Rolls of the Pennsylvania volunteers in the War of 1812-1814: With Contemporary Papers and Documents. Family Search has a digital book.
  • Muster rolls published in the Pennsylvania Archives have been digitized in the films listed below:

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).

Biographical Sketches[edit | edit source]

  • Rosenberg, Max, .The building of Perry's fleet on Lake Erie, 1812-1813 (Harrisburg, Pa, 1950) pages 72 FHL Book 974.8 A1
  • Barrickman, John Capt. John Barrickman's diary, account and general record book of the War of 1812 (Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1965) 1 microfilm  FHL Film 441493 Item 4
  • Watmough, John G., Record of service in the War of 1812 for John G. Watmough Microfilm of original records in the Pennsylvania Collection (Miscellaneous) at the Bureau of Archives and History in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979). FHL Film 1032475 Item 19 (*)

Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

  • Baldwin, Henry R., Oldest inscriptions, with Revolutionary and War of 1812 records of the cemeteries of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, Ohio, and Lawrence, Mercer and Beaver Counties, Pennsylvania, (Microfilm of typescript (590, [9] leaves; taken in 1907) at the State Library of Ohio, D.A.R. Collection, Columbus, Ohio.). FHL film 317511. (*)

Societies[edit | edit source]

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 websites 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.