Missouri Territory in the War of 1812

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Map of the Upper Mississippi River during the War of 1812

Introduction

During the War of 1812, the Missouri Territory supplied 1,556 cavalry men.[1] On the map of the Upper Mississippi River: (1) Fort Bellefontaine, U.S. headquarters; (2) Fort Osage, abandoned 1813; (3) Fort Madison, defeated 1813; (4) Fort Shelby, defeated 1814; (5) Battle of Rock island Rapids, July 1814 and the Battle of Credit Island, September 1814; (6) Fort Johnson, abandoned 1814; and (7) Fort Cap au Gris and the Battle of the Sink Hole, May 1815.[2]

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

  • 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).
  • Missouri. Adjutant General's Office. Military Records, 1812-1904, has records related to: (1) the Seminole War of 1837; (2) Mexican War; (3) War of 1812; (4) Mormon War; (5) Civil War; (6) Iowa War; (7) Heatherly War; and (8) Black Hawk War. Records alphabetical by surname, but not always in strict alphabetical order within each letter. Indexes are included. 214 films starting with film 1204650

Pension Records

  • War of 1812 Pensioners, Missouri: Transcribed from Government Printing Office Material, 1883. (Gregath Publishing Company, Eastern Division, 1983). 222 pages. FHL 977.8 M2wp

Land Grants

  • WorldCat. Military Land Warrants in Missouri, 1819: An Alphabetical Index of Missouri Patentees. (Reprint:1858). Lists the date, name of patentee, land warrant number, regiment, and land description. WorldCat gives location of printed copies. No digital copy currently available.

State Records

Other Sources


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. Wikipedia contributors, caption for map of The Upper Mississippi River during the War of 1812, in the Wikipedia article, War of 1812,(accessed 31 May 2012).