Kentucky in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, Kentucky furnished 11,882 infantry men, 8,285 cavalry men, and 72 men to miscellaneous troops for a total of 20,239 men.[1]

Hammack, James Wallace, Kentucky and the second American revolution, the War of 1812, (Lexington, Kentucky; University Press of Kentucky, c1976), 115 pages. FHL Book 976.9 H2

Pension Records

War of 1812 pensioners, Kentucky: transcribed from Government Printing Office material,1883, (Gregath Publishing Company, Eastern Division, copyright 1983) pages 145 FHL Book 9767.9 M2

State Records

  • Kentucky, Adjutant General, Report of the adjutant general of the state of Kentucky, soldiers of the War of 1812 (Frankfort, Kentucky, Filmed by Kentucky Historical Society, 1968), 370 pages. {{FHL|480164|item|disp=FHL Film 1463598 item 2]
  • Nacke, Judy Pierce and Brian D Harney Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Kentucky. Soldiers of the War of 1812 (Greenville, South Carolina 1992) pages 370 p.84 FHL Book 976.9 M2
  • Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault, Kentucky in the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing Co. copyright 1969) pages 242 FHL Book 976.9 M25
  • Kentucky military pensioners (Indianapolis, Indiana researchers, [199 -]), 32 leaves. FHL Book 976.9 M2

"Persons living in Kentucky who applied for military pensions under the pension acts of 1818, 1832, and 1828 based on service in the revolutionary war and the war of 1812."

Biographical Sketches

  • Clift, G. Glenn, Notes on Kentucky veterans of the War of 1812 (Anchorage, Kentucky, Borderland Books, 1964) pages 58. FHL Book 976.9 M2
  • Northcutt, William Brooks Diary, 1812 (War of 1812) and personal history (Frankfort, Kentucky and Kentucky Historical Society, copyright 1966) (William Northcutt was from Campbell and Bourbon County, Kentucky) 1 microfilm FHL Film 467972 Item 1

Cemetery Records

Other Sources


Internet Sites


  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.