Connecticut in the War of 1812
Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815 at FamilySearch.org — index & images
- United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910 at FamilySearch.org — index & images
- War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 at Fold3.com — images
- War of 1812 Pension Files at Fold3.com — images
- Connecticut War of 1812 Service Records at CT State Library — images
- Connecticut Men in the Regular Army, War of 1812, Part I at Archive.org — images
- Connecticut Men in the Regular Army, War of 1812, Part II at Archive.org — images
- Connecticut archives : Militia records selected papers, series 1-3, 1678-1820 at FamilySearch.org — images (*)
- Connecticut Archives : Militia, Third Series, October 1728-May 1820, Index Volume 1, A - J at CT State Library — images
- Connecticut Archives : Militia, Third Series, October 1728-May 1820, Index Volume 2, K-Z at CT State Library — images
- Connecticut Archives : War of 1812, February 1812-May 1819 at CT State Library — images
- Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, Connecticut at Archives.gov — images
- List of Connecticut Revolutionary soldiers mentioned in Beckwith's Almanac, New Haven, 1850 to 1870 inclusive : also War of 1812; 1856 to 1889 inclusive at FamilySearch.org — images
- The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899 at FamilySearch.org — images
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.
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. 
State Records[edit | edit source]
- Connecticut State Library, War of 1812 Service Records, and the more general, Military Records, show what is available at the Connecticut State Library and contain links to relevant databases .
- 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
- 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
- Weed, Clara Louise, comp. List of Connecticut Revolutionary Soldiers Mentioned in Beckwith's Almanac, New Haven 1850-1870 Inclusive, also War of 1812, 1856-1889 Inclusive. (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1931). Indexed digital book identifies soldier, war, death place, and age. Sometimes mentions pensioner. List of Connecticut Revolutionary Soldiers Mentioned in Beckwith's Almanac, New Haven 1850-1870 Inclusive, also War of 1812, 1856-1889 Inclusive.
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).
- Fold3. Connecticut, War of 1812 Pension Files. Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized.
- FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
Societies[edit | edit source]
- Connecticut Historical Society Manuscripts Blog has various blog articles about the War of 1812 and records available at the society.
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.
- 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]
- 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.
- Connecticut's Heritage Gateway, Connecticut at War, article by Joseph Duffy, East Catholic High School.