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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>
 
*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>
  
*New Jersey State Library (Trenton). ''New Jersey in the War of 1812; books 1-52''. (Films of originals at the State Library of Archives and History). Includes index. {{FHL|210919|item|disp=On 16 FHL films starting with film 573337}}
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*New Jersey State Library (Trenton). ''New Jersey in the War of 1812; books 1-52''. (Films of originals at the State Library of Archives and History). Includes index. These are the original adjutant general pension records. They give each soldier's name, rank, unit, and enrollment and discharge dates. The records often include marriage dates and places, information about widows, and the nature of disabilities. (On 16 Family History Library {{FHL|210919|title-id|disp=films 573337-51}}; index on Family History Library film 573337.)
  
A published roster of soldiers is found in:
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*''Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars, 1791-1815.'' 1909. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. This book lists the full name, rank, and dates of enrollment and discharge of over 10,000 soldiers in the War of 1812 and other minor conflicts. Family History Library {{FHL|245086|title-id|disp=book 974.9 M25no; film 874048 item 3; fiche 6045829}}.
  
*''Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars, 1791-1815.'' 1909. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. (Family History Library {{FHL|245086|title-id|disp=book 974.9 M25no; film 874048 item 3; fiche 6045829}}.)
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:An index to this book is:
  
This book lists the full name, rank, and dates of enrollment and discharge of over 10,000 soldiers in the War of 1812 and other minor conflicts. An index to this book and Stryker's ''Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War'' is found in:  
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:*Jackson, Ronald Vern, et al. ''Index to Military Men of New Jersey, 1775-1815''. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1977. (Family History Library book {{FHL|72914|title-id|disp=974.9 M22j}}.)
 
 
*Jackson, Ronald Vern, et al. ''Index to Military Men of New Jersey, 1775-1815''. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1977. (Family History Library book {{FHL|72914|title-id|disp=974.9 M22j}}.)
 
 
 
The state archives has ''New Jersey in the War of 1812''. (On 16 Family History Library {{FHL|210919|title-id|disp=films 573337-51}}; index on Family History Library film 573337.) These are the original adjutant general pension records. They give each soldier's name, rank, unit, and enrollment and discharge dates. The records often include marriage dates and places, information about widows, and the nature of disabilities.
 
  
 
The '''Family History Library '''has microfilm copies of service and pension indexes and bounty land warrants found at the National Archives.
 
The '''Family History Library '''has microfilm copies of service and pension indexes and bounty land warrants found at the National Archives.

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Introduction

During the War of 1812, New Jersey supplied 5,668 infantry men, 135 cavalry men, and 209 artillery men for a total of 6,012 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

  • 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 & Eakens, Makers 1899). Family Search. FHL Digital Book contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the New Jersey Society identifies veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 215.
  • 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).
  • New Jersey State Library (Trenton). New Jersey in the War of 1812; books 1-52. (Films of originals at the State Library of Archives and History). Includes index. These are the original adjutant general pension records. They give each soldier's name, rank, unit, and enrollment and discharge dates. The records often include marriage dates and places, information about widows, and the nature of disabilities. (On 16 Family History Library films 573337-51; index on Family History Library film 573337.)
  • Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars, 1791-1815. 1909. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. This book lists the full name, rank, and dates of enrollment and discharge of over 10,000 soldiers in the War of 1812 and other minor conflicts. Family History Library book 974.9 M25no; film 874048 item 3; fiche 6045829.
An index to this book is:
  • Jackson, Ronald Vern, et al. Index to Military Men of New Jersey, 1775-1815. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1977. (Family History Library book 974.9 M22j.)

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of service and pension indexes and bounty land warrants found at the National Archives.

Pension Records

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

  • New Jersey State Library (Trenton). New Jersey in the War of 1812; books 1-52. (Films of originals at the State Library of Archives and History). Pension records on FHL film 578154

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.