Maryland in the War of 1812

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Maryland in the War of 1812
Bombarment of Fort McHenry, September 13-14, 1814, Baltimore, Maryland

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, Maryland supplied 46,119 infantry men, 3,323 cavalry men, 3,106 artillery men, and 111 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 52,659 men.[1]

Service Records[edit | edit source]

  • Published abstracts of muster, pay, and receipt rolls of soldiers who served in the militia are in Maryland Militia War of 1812 [2]
  • Marine, William M. The British Invasion of Maryland 1812 – 1815. (Baltimore: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, 1913). Appendix by Louis Henry Dielman has an alphabetical list of military personnel (p.199) Digital versions at Internet Archives and Google Books.

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]

  • The Society of The War of 1812 in Maryland works to provide information about the people between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812. Among the Societies' holdings are family histories. The Maryland Society has a new publication of all of its members' ancestors from Member #1 (1892) to #921 (2011).
  • Descendant Members of the District of Columbia Society contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Maryland Society identifies veteran and veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc. Illinois Society on page 101.

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.
  2. Wright, Frederick Edward. Maryland Militia War of 1812. Seven Volumes. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1979-. Family History Library book 975.2 M2w