Connecticut in the War of 1812

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Connecticut in the War of 1812

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

In the War of 1812, Connecticut furnished 9,161 infantry men, 137 cavalry men, and 905 artillery men for a total of 10, 203.[1]

Connecticut disapproved of the War of 1812. The militia was forbidden to leave the state, and only about 3,000 Connecticut militiamen saw active duty for any length of time. In the Regular Army, Connecticut had 160 men and 156 officers. [2]

State Records[edit | edit source]

  • Military Records in the State of Connecticut has a section listing a few veterans.

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • Connecticut Adjutant General. Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War. (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1889). Includes the Connecticut men who served in the regular Army and in the Militia in the War of 1812. Name, rank, date of muster, regiment or organization, and remarks are given for officers and enlisted men in the regular Army. For the Militia an alphabetical list of names, with rank, place of service, commander, and period of service are given. The above links are to the digital version at Internet Archives. Also available in book, film, and fiche formats: Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War.
  • Judd, Sylvester and Connecticut State Archives. Connecticut Archives: Militia Records Selected Papers, Series 1-3, 1678-1820 is available at Family Search. 18 FHL films beginning with film 3599
Connecticut Archives is indexed in two parts:
Index Volume 1, A - J
Index Volume 2, K - Z
  • The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899. (Philadelphia: Dewey and Eakens, Makers, 1899). Contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Connecticut Society Starts on page 155 and identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., starting on page 155. FHL Digital Book and in paper FHL book 973 C4

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).

Societies[edit | edit source]

Important National and International Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  2. Connecticut's Heritage Gateway, Connecticut at War, article by Joseph Duffy, East Catholic High School.