New Jersey in the War of 1812

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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).

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


  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.