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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.<ref name="kremer">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. [http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up Internet Archive].</ref>  
 
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.<ref name="kremer">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. [http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up Internet Archive].</ref>  
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=== Explanation of the Major Record Types  ===
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*Pearson, Thomas A., comp. [http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/genealogicalrecordswarof1812.htm 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).
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=== Service Records  ===
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These records have not been microfilmed, so you must order photocopies from the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives].
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has a microfilm copy of the index to these records. Ancestry.com ($) also has an index available online [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281].
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*Published abstracts of muster, pay, and receipt rolls of soldiers who served in the militia are in ''Maryland Militia War of 1812'' <ref>Wright, Frederick Edward. ''Maryland Militia War of 1812''. Seven Volumes. Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1979-. Family History Library book {{FHL|165022|title-id|disp=975.2 M2w}}</ref>
  
 
=== Rosters  ===
 
=== Rosters  ===
  
*Google Ebook and [http://www.archive.org/stream/britishinvasion00mary#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archives], Marine, William M.&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=_ol2AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false The British Invasion of Maryland 1812 – 1815] includes Maryland roster of military units, a 310 page&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=_ol2AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false ]Appendix featuring an alphabetical list of military personnel (p.199) and 11,000 Name Index&nbsp; with links (p. 509).<br>  
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*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) and 11,000 Name Index with links (p.509). Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/stream/britishinvasion00mary#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=_ol2AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].<br>
*General Society of the War of 1812, ''The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899], Philadelphia, Dewey &amp; Eakens, Makers 1899. Family Search. {{FHL|531926|item|disp=FHL Digital Book}}contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Maryland Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 101. <br> ''
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*Ancestry, ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 War of 1812 Service Records] ''($), (accessed 11 May 2012). This database gives name, company, rank at time of induction and at time of discharge of men mustered&nbsp; into the armed forces between 1812 and 1825. <br>
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*General Society of the War of 1812. ''The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899'', (Philadelphia: Dewey and Eakens, Makers, 1899). Contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Maryland Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 101. {{FHL|531926|item|disp=FHL Digital Book}} <br>
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*Ancestry. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 War of 1812 Service Records].($). 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). <br>  
  
 
*'''Militia'''. Wright, F. Edward, ''Maryland militia, War of 1812'', (Silver Spring, Maryland 1979-). Contents: vol. 1. Eastern Shore -- v. 2. Baltimore -- v. 3. Cecil and Harford counties -- v. 4. Anne Arundel and Calvert -- v. 5. St. Marys and Charles counties -- v. 6. Prince George's County -- v. 7. Montgomery County. {{FHL|165022|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 M2w and CD-ROM no. 3260}}<br>
 
*'''Militia'''. Wright, F. Edward, ''Maryland militia, War of 1812'', (Silver Spring, Maryland 1979-). Contents: vol. 1. Eastern Shore -- v. 2. Baltimore -- v. 3. Cecil and Harford counties -- v. 4. Anne Arundel and Calvert -- v. 5. St. Marys and Charles counties -- v. 6. Prince George's County -- v. 7. Montgomery County. {{FHL|165022|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 M2w and CD-ROM no. 3260}}<br>
  
*'''Militia'''. Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry, ''Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia militia in defense of Maryland, 1805 to 1815'' (Baltimore, Maryland: T V Huntsberry, 1983) pages 182 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F113614 FHL Book 975.M2]
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*'''Militia'''. Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry, ''Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia militia in defense of Maryland, 1805 to 1815'' (Baltimore, Maryland: T V Huntsberry, 1983) pages 182 {{FHL|113614|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 M2h v. 1}}<br>
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*'''Light Dragoons'''. ''War of 1812 Maryland Light Dragoons'', [http://www.mdld.org/history.html history], lists the regiments and companies with the counties the men were from.<br>
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*'''Privateers'''. Huntsberry, Thomas V., ''Maryland Privateers, War of 1812'', (Baltimore, Maryland, 1983), 88 pages. <br>
  
*'''Light Dragoons'''. ''War of 1812 Maryland Light Dragoons'', [http://www.mdld.org/history.html history], lists the regiments and companies with the counties the men were from.<br>
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*'''Soldier Listing and Member Roster. '''''The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland'', Compiler C. Louis Raborg Jr, Registrar, published by the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland. This book contains the members ancestry from 1892 to 2011 including birth, death, and marriage information of each member and their ancestors. (Custom Printing, Essex MD, 2011) <br>
  
*'''Privateers'''. Huntsberry, Thomas V., ''Maryland Privateers, War of 1812'', (Baltimore, Maryland, 1983), 88 pages. {{FHL|168612|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 M2h v. 2}}
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*'''Navy'''. Blizzard, Dennis F. and Thomas L. Hollowak. ''A Chronicle of War of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen and Marines''. (Baltimore, Maryland: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, c1993). 138 pages. {{FHL|781076|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 M2bL}}. Participants are arranged in alphabetical order, and there is a name index to other names in the entry.
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
*Fold3, Digital images of [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRKX7gqrxz Maryland War of 1812 Pension Files]&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;" />[http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRKX7gqrxz].&nbsp; Alphabetical by surname.&nbsp; Incomplete as of 5/2012 ($)
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A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see [[US War of 1812 Pension Records|US War of 1812 Pension Records]]). <br>
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*Fold3. [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRKX7gqrxz Maryland War of 1812 Pension Files].(Free). Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized. Incomplete as of 1 June 2012.
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=== Histories  ===
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*Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry. ''North Point''. (Baltimore, Maryland, J Mart, 1985), 122 pages. The battle of North Point delayed the British so the Americans could fortify Baltimore enough that the British could not take it. {{FHL|305624|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 M2h v. 4}} <br>
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=== Societies  ===
  
=== Prisoners of War  ===
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*Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. [http://starspangled200.org/Pages/Home.aspx ''Maryland - Star-Spangled 200''] features Star-Spangled History, helpful list of Maryland online resources, and celebratory events.(Accessed 13 Jun 2012).<br>
  
*Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F51727 Dartmoor Prison]&nbsp;(Baltimore, Maryland, 1984) pages 85 Maryland and Dartmoor and Devon England and Maryland.) <br>
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*[http://marylandsociety.thewarof1812.info/ '''The Society of The War of 1812 in Maryland'''] along with it's counterpart, [http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/index.htm General Society of the War of 1812], 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).
  
*Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry, North Point (Baltimore, Maryland, J Mart, 1985) pages 122 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F305624 FHL 975.2 M2] <br>
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=== Important National and International Sources  ===
  
=== Histories  ===
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*[[United States in the War of 1812|'''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:
  
*Blizzard, Dennis F. and Thomas L. Hollowak, ''A chronicle of War of 1812 soldiers, seamen and marines'', (Baltimore, Maryland: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, copyright 1993) pages 138 ] {{FHL|781076|item|disp=FHL Book 975.2 M2}}
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:*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: {{RecordSearch|1834325|United States, War of 1812 '''Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910'''}}
  
=== Cemetery Records ===
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:*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: {{RecordSearch|1916219|United States, War of 1812 '''Index to Service Records, 1812-1815'''}}
  
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*[[War of 1812, 1812 to 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.
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

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Bombarment of Fort McHenry, September 13-14, 1814, Baltimore, Maryland

Introduction

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]

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

These records have not been microfilmed, so you must order photocopies from the National Archives.

The Family History Library has a microfilm copy of the index to these records. Ancestry.com ($) also has an index available online [1].

  • Published abstracts of muster, pay, and receipt rolls of soldiers who served in the militia are in Maryland Militia War of 1812 [2]

Rosters

  • 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) and 11,000 Name Index with links (p.509). Digital versions at Internet Archives and Google Books.
  • General Society of the War of 1812. The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899, (Philadelphia: Dewey and Eakens, Makers, 1899). Contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Maryland Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 101. FHL Digital Book
  • 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).
  • Militia. Wright, F. Edward, Maryland militia, War of 1812, (Silver Spring, Maryland 1979-). Contents: vol. 1. Eastern Shore -- v. 2. Baltimore -- v. 3. Cecil and Harford counties -- v. 4. Anne Arundel and Calvert -- v. 5. St. Marys and Charles counties -- v. 6. Prince George's County -- v. 7. Montgomery County. FHL book 975.2 M2w and CD-ROM no. 3260
  • Militia. Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry, Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia militia in defense of Maryland, 1805 to 1815 (Baltimore, Maryland: T V Huntsberry, 1983) pages 182 FHL Book 975.2 M2h v. 1
  • Light Dragoons. War of 1812 Maryland Light Dragoons, history, lists the regiments and companies with the counties the men were from.
  • Privateers. Huntsberry, Thomas V., Maryland Privateers, War of 1812, (Baltimore, Maryland, 1983), 88 pages.
  • Soldier Listing and Member Roster. The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, Compiler C. Louis Raborg Jr, Registrar, published by the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland. This book contains the members ancestry from 1892 to 2011 including birth, death, and marriage information of each member and their ancestors. (Custom Printing, Essex MD, 2011)
  • Navy. Blizzard, Dennis F. and Thomas L. Hollowak. A Chronicle of War of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen and Marines. (Baltimore, Maryland: Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, c1993). 138 pages. FHL Book 975.2 M2bL. Participants are arranged in alphabetical order, and there is a name index to other names in the entry.

Pension Records

A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see US War of 1812 Pension Records).

Histories

  • Huntsberry, Thomas V and Joanne M Huntsberry. North Point. (Baltimore, Maryland, J Mart, 1985), 122 pages. The battle of North Point delayed the British so the Americans could fortify Baltimore enough that the British could not take it. FHL book 975.2 M2h v. 4

Societies

  • Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Maryland - Star-Spangled 200 features Star-Spangled History, helpful list of Maryland online resources, and celebratory events.(Accessed 13 Jun 2012).
  • The Society of The War of 1812 in Maryland along with it's counterpart, General Society of the War of 1812, 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).

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

  • Maryland Historical Society, Source Guide to the War of 1812 is an inventory of the society’s library items and archival collections related to the War of 1812.

References

  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