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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  ===
  
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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.<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>  
  
=== Federal Records ===
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=== Explanation of the Major Record Types ===
  
==== Service Records ====
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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).
  
''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 microfilms 16mm<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F97978 FHL 22 Films]
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=== Service Records  ===
  
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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>
  
Bridges, Joyce Shannon and Wanda Volentine Head, ''Mississippi roots'n records'' (Shreveport, Louisana, J &amp; W Enterprises copyright 1995-1997)&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F706237 FHL Book 976.2V79]
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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>
  
==== Pension Records  ====
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*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}}
  
''War of 1812 pensioners and others on the pension roll as of January 1, 1883''&nbsp; (Cullman, Alabama, Gregath 1983) pages 22 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F326006 FHL Book 976.2 M2]
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=== Pension Records  ===
  
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) [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1923903 See Digitized Virginia]
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*The pension records are available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. <br>
  
=== State Records ===
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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>
  
Wiltshire, Betty C., ''Mississippi soldiers&nbsp;: Revolutionary, 1812, Indian &amp; Mexican Wars'' (Carrollton, Mississippi: Pioneer Publishing,&nbsp;copyright 1998)&nbsp;pages 96&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F816764 LDS Book 976.2 M2&nbsp;]<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.
  
*''Compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organizations from the territory of Mississippi&nbsp;: National Archives microfilm publications, pamphlet accompanying microcopy no. 678'' (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: National Archives and Records Service. General Services Administration, 1967) pages 4&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1172604 FHL&nbsp;Book 973 J53]
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*United States.&nbsp; Work Projects Administration (Mississippi) ''Mississippi, military grave registrations : NARA, RG 60, 1775-1941''&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1923907 Digitized Images Here]
 
  
=== Rolls of Honor ===
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=== Land Grants ===
  
=== Biographical Sketches  ===
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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).
  
=== Soldiers Homes  ===
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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>
  
=== Cemetery Records  ===
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=== 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>
  
=== Internet Sites  ===
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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  ===
  
=== Other 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'''}}
  
=== Books  ===
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:*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: {{RecordSearch|1916219|United States, War of 1812 '''Index to Service Records, 1812-1815'''}}
  
Rowland, Mrs Dunbar, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F160616 ''Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812'' ](Baltimore, Maryland 1968) pages 249.<br><br>
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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.
  
'''Internet Sites'''
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
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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}}
  
 
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Mississippi_-_Military_-_War_of_1812_(1812-1815)]] [[Category:United_States_-_Military_-_War_of_1812,_1812-1815]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States|War of 1812]]
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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.