Indiana Territory in the War of 1812

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Indiana Territory in the War of 1812
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, the Indiana Territory furnished 2,966 infantry men, 406 cavalry men, and 8 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 3,380 men.[1]

State Records[edit | edit source]

  • Military Records at the Indiana State Archives contains multiple links to different online databases at the Indiana State Archives. This includes their Early Military Records Index that includes Hoosier soldiers who participated in the Battle of Tippecanoe, the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War. Officers appointed to the Indiana State Militia during times of peace are also included.

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • War of 1812 Service Records, ($). This Ancestry 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.

Enrollments[edit | edit source]

In 1886, 1890, and 1894, records were made that list some soldiers from the War of 1812 (and later wars), and their widows and orphans:

  • Index to Indiana Enrollments of Soldiers, Their Widows and Orphans, 1886, 1890, and 1894.). This index provides the name of the person, the county and township of residence, and the year of enrollment. The records are in order by county, township, then alphabetical by surname. This index is a partial substitute for the 1890 census. The original records are at the Indiana State Archives, and the card index is in the Genealogy Division of the Indiana State Library. The index is to the 1886 Enumeration; if it was missing for a township or town, then the 1890 Enumeration was used; if both were missing, the 1894 Enumeration was used. The original enumerations are a second set, with the first set deposited in the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. Whenever an enumeration was missing at the Indiana State Archives, the clerk’s copy, if found, was microfilmed and is in the Family History Library. (*)

Pension Records[edit | edit source]

  • Crow, Amy Johnson. War of 1812 Pensioners in Indiana, 1883. Abstracted from the U.S. Pension Bureau's List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, volume IV. Includes name, county of residence, type of pension, and pension certificate number.
  • The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Indiana. War of 1812 Pension Application Index. The index consists of links to alphabetical groupings of surnames (not sorted by state) that connect to digital images of Pension Cards at Internet Archives. Individual record cards 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.

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Indiana. Extensive website includes links to numerous War of 1812 databases such as Indiana Militia - Indiana Soldiers in War of 1812, Pension Application Index (with links to digital images of record cards), Discharge Certificates, War of 1812 Veterans buried in Indiana, links to various state Societies of the War of 1812, and specific Indiana links.

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.