Georgia in the War of 1812
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During the War of 1812, Georgia supplied 10,376 infantry men, 563 cavalry men, and 618 artillery men for a total of 11,557 men.
Explanation of the Major Record Types
- Pearson, Thomas A., comp. Genealogical Records of the War of 1812: an Introduction and Selected Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of St. Louis Public Library. (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Public Library, July 2004).
- 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).
- Kratovil, Judy Swaim, Index to War of 1812 service records for volunteer soldiers from Georgia (Atlanta: J.S. Kratovil, 1986). FHL 975.8 M22.
- A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see US War of 1812 Pension Records).
- USGenWeb Archives Pension Project. Georgia War of 1812 Pension applications, bounty land warrants, pension and muster lists with Index to Rosters, A-S and miscellaneous records.(Free). (Accessed 11 May 2012).
- Access Genealogy. War of 1812 Pension Records.(Free) (Hosted by USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project)(Accessed 11 May 2012).
- Fold3. Georgia War of 1812 Pension Files. (Free). Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized. Incomplete as of 2 June 2012.
- War of 1812 pensioners living in Georgia during the 1880's. (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, 1982). 38 pages. FHL book 975.8 M2w
Important National and International Sources
- 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:
- FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
- FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
- 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.
- 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.