Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, the Mississippi Territory supplied 5,928 infantry men, 396 cavalry men, and 31 artillery men for a total of 6,355 men.[1]

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).

Service Records

  • The original service records are at the National Archives.
  • United States. Adjutant General's Office. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 1967). 22 FHL films starting with film 882819
  • Bridges, Joyce Shannon and Wanda Volentine Head, Mississippi roots'n records (Shreveport, Louisana: J and W Enterprises, c1995-1997). 6 volumes. FHL book 976.2 V79b

Pension Records

  • The pension records are available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
  • War of 1812 pensioners and others on the pension roll as of January 1, 1883. (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, c1983). 22 pages. FHL book 976.2 M2m
  • United States Works Progress Administration. Mississippi County Rosters of Military Veterans, 1936-1939. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Digital capture by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2011) Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951 (Free). Records are grouped by county. Browseable.

Land Grants

  • Ayers, Linda. Mississippi. Some Military Land Grants For Soldiers of the War of 1812. (Free). (The USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project - Pensions, Rosters & Land Grants). Search by name under the county. (Accessed 11 May 2012).

State Records

  • Wiltshire, Betty C. Mississippi Soldiers: Revolutionary, 1812, Indian and Mexican Wars. (Carrollton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing, c1998). 96 pages. {{FHL|816764|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 M2wi]
  • United States. Work Projects Administration (Mississippi). Mississippi, military grave registrations: NARA, RG 60, 1775-1941. Search by county, then select record desired. Digitized Images Here

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:
  • 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.

Other Sources

  • Rowland, Eron (Mrs Dunbar). Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812.  (Baltimore, Maryland, 1968), 249 pages. Free digital index on Ancestry.  Also available  FHL book. 976.2 H2rd


  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.