Louisiana in the War of 1812

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Louisiana in the War of 1812

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, Louisiana supplied 7,491 infantry men, 988 cavalry men, 163 artillery men, and 1,045 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 9,687 men.[1]

The last battle of the War of 1812 took place January 8, 1815 in New Orleans. The battle happened after the peace treaty was signed December 24, 1814 because the news of the treaty did not arrive before the battle. In fact, the news of the battle arrived in the other states before the news of the peace treaty. Congress ratified the treaty February 17, 1815, officially ending the war.

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • United States. Adjutant General's Office, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the State of Louisiana 1812-1815, (NARA M229). FHL films 880010-12. Service records are at the National Archives, Record Group 94.

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812is a roster of 12,500 persons in alphabetical order taken from the card files of the Adjutant General. The USGenWeb list taken from {{FHL|154087|item|disp=this book} gives name, rank, company and regiment or unit.

  • Miscellaneous Louisiana Militia Records, 1808, 1814-1828 These records include the following: Roster of officers of the militia, Orleans Territory, 1808; Louisiana military campaign, a History of Concordia Parish, by R. D. Calhoun, 1814-1815. Orleans battalion of volunteers, 1814-1815. Louisiana Legion, 1803. Consolidated companies, 1815-1828. Organizations of militia, 1815-1828. Unidentified appendices. List of Kentuckians in the Battle of New Orleans, p. 179-202. (*)

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).

  • Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists with a description of records. This is alphabetical by name of the widow or veteran. For a widow, the name of her soldier husband is given. It gives the amount of money paid to the veteran or widow each quarter. The Lousiana War of 1812 Pensions is unique because it was a state funded pension, rather than federal.

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.