Massachusetts in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, Massachusetts supplied 43,321 infantry men, 446 cavalry men, 2,714 artillery men, and 200 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 46,681 men.[1]

Service Records

  • Adjutant General of Massachusetts. Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. (Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1913). Lists commander, unit, soldier's name, and service dates. Indexed.(Family History Library book Q 974.4 M23ma; film 1033995 item 5. Digital Version Available.
  • Massachusetts. Adjutant General. Muster Rolls and Payrolls of the Massachusetts Militia, 1812-1815. (Microfilm of records at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston). On 7 FHL films starting with film 2109974 items 4-5.

Pension Records

Other Sources


  • Crowninshield, B.B., An account of the private armed ship "America" of Salem ( Washington, D.C. Filmed by the Library of Congress, 1975) Salem Massachesetts. FHL Film 1550318 Item 14
  • Watkins, Walter Kendall, The defense of Boston in the War of 1812-15: with an appendix containing a bibliography of the War and a list of the officers of the Massachusetts Militia engaged in the defense, (North Clarendon, Vermont: Old Farmhouse Enterprises, c1990, originally printed 1899), 42 pages. FHL Book 974.461 M2w


  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.