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''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Mississippi Military Records|Mississippi Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812''  
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''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States in the War of 1812|War of 1812]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Mississippi Military Records|Mississippi Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812''  
  
 
=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
  
 
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.<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, the Mississippi Territory supplied 5,928 infantry men, 396 cavalry men, and 31 artillery men for a total of 6,355 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).
  
 
=== Service Records  ===
 
=== Service Records  ===
  
*Fold3. [http://www.fold3.com/title_766/war_of_1812_service_records/ War of 1812 Service Records - Mississippi] contains card abstracts of original muster rolls, payrolls, hospital rolls... and original documents pertaining to the soldier.($)<br>
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*The original service records are at the National Archives. <br>
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*Fold3. [http://www.fold3.com/title_766/war_of_1812_service_records/ War of 1812 Service Records - Mississippi]. (Free). Contains card abstracts of original muster rolls, payrolls, hospital rolls... and original documents pertaining to the soldier.<br>
  
*''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). {{FHL|97978|item|disp=22 FHL films starting with film 882819}}<br>
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*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). {{FHL|97978|item|disp=22 FHL films starting with film 882819}}<br>
  
 
*Bridges, Joyce Shannon and Wanda Volentine Head, ''Mississippi roots'n records'' (Shreveport, Louisana: J and W Enterprises, c1995-1997). 6 volumes. {{FHL|706237|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 V79b}}
 
*Bridges, Joyce Shannon and Wanda Volentine Head, ''Mississippi roots'n records'' (Shreveport, Louisana: J and W Enterprises, c1995-1997). 6 volumes. {{FHL|706237|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 V79b}}
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=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
*''War of 1812 pensioners and others on the pension roll as of January 1, 1883''. (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, c1983). 22 pages. {{FHL|326006|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 M2m}}<br>
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*The pension records are available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. <br>
*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) {{FHL|1919687|disp=Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951}}''<br>
 
  
*Fold3. [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRBBQt_jME Mississippi War of 1812 Pension Files].(Free). Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized. and [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#276%7ChFyQou7v8 War of 1812 Service Records]. Incomplete as of 1 June 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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*''War of 1812 pensioners and others on the pension roll as of January 1, 1883''. (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, c1983). 22 pages. {{FHL|326006|item|disp=FHL book 976.2 M2m}}<br>
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*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) {{RecordSearch|1919687|Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951}}'' (Free). Records are grouped by county. Browseable.<br>
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*Fold3. [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRBBQt_jME Mississippi War of 1812 Pension Files].(Free). Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized. Also has [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#276%7ChFyQou7v8 War of 1812 Service Records]. Incomplete as of 1 June 2012.
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=== Land Grants  ===
 
=== Land Grants  ===
  
*Access Genealogy. Mississippi. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/1812/index.htm Some Military Land Grants For Soldiers of the War of 1812]. Arranged by county. (Hosted by USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project).(Accessed 11 May 2012).
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*Access Genealogy.&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/1812/index.htm Some Military Land Grants For Soldiers of the War of 1812]. (Free). Scroll down to Mississippi. Arranged by county.&nbsp; (Accessed 11 May 2012).
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*Ayers, Linda. Mississippi. Some Military Land Grants For Soldiers of the War of 1812. (Free). ([http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/1812/index.htm The USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project] - Pensions, Rosters &amp; Land Grants). Search by name under the county. (Accessed 11 May 2012). <br>
  
 
=== State Records  ===
 
=== State Records  ===
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*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]<br>
 
*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]<br>
  
*United States. Work Projects Administration (Mississippi). ''Mississippi, military grave registrations: NARA, RG 60, 1775-1941''. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1923907 Digitized Images Here]
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*United States. Work Projects Administration (Mississippi). ''Mississippi, military grave registrations: NARA, RG 60, 1775-1941''. Search by county, then select record desired. <span style="text-decoration: underline;" />[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1923907 Digitized Images Here]
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=== Important National and International Sources  ===
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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:
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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'''}}
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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  ===
  
*Rowland, Eron (Mrs Dunbar). ''Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812''. (Baltimore, Maryland, 1968), 249 pages. (Free) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48048&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0002530104&o_lid=0002530104 digital index] on Ancestry. {{FHL|160616|item|disp=976.2 H2rd}}
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*Rowland, Eron (Mrs Dunbar). ''Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812''.&nbsp; (Baltimore, Maryland, 1968), 249 pages. Free [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48048&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0002530104&o_lid=0002530104 digital index] on Ancestry.&nbsp; Also available&nbsp; FHL&nbsp;book. {{FHL|160616|item|disp=976.2 H2rd}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 20:41, 11 July 2012

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Introduction

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

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.