North Carolina in the War of 1812
During the War of 1812, North Carolina supplied 13,739 infantry men, 267 cavalry men, and 131 artillery men for a total of 14,137 men.
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).
The National Archives has the original service and pension records. They are not filmed, but the following important sources are available:
- Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 Detached from The Militia of North Carolina, in 1812 and 1814. 1851. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. FHL film 1036618 item 6; book 975.6 M2mr This indexed volume indicates the county in which each soldier enlisted.
- Jackson, Ronald Vern. North Carolina Military Muster Rolls 1812 and 1814. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1989. FHL 975.6 M2j The book is arranged alphabetically, and the county where the soldier enlisted is mentioned.
- "Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812 in organizations from the state of North Carolina" (NARA M250) FHL films 0880838–42
- Internet Archives. Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 - Detached from the Militia of North Carolina.(Free). Digital version of text printed by Stone & Ussell, 1873).
- 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).
- Toler, Maurice S. Muster rolls of the soldiers of the war of 1812 , (Baltimore, Maryland 1976) pages 193. detached from the militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814.
- Index to roster of North Carolina soldiers in War of 1812 (North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1970). FHL film 1760537
A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see US War of 1812 Pension Records).
- Fold3. North Carolina War of 1812 Pension Files. (Free). Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those who are digitized. Incomplete as of 1 June 2012.
- North Carolina War of 1812 pensioners and others on the pension rolls as of January 1, 1883 (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, 1983) pages 43 FHL book 975.6 M2
- Burns, Annie Walker: North Carolina pension abstracts of the Revolution, War of 1812 and Indian wars (Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, c2009) Link. Also searchable on Ancestry.
- Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Raliegh, North Carolina. (North Carolina Department of Cultural Resource, Division of Archives and History, 1971 c 19840 55 pages FHL book 975.6 A1
- United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815 Browsable images
- War of 1812 Pay Vouchers at State Library of North Carolina - indexed images
- North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial website includes informational circular, database of known military units from North Carolina, and other collections.
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:
- FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: United States, War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
- FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: United States, War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
- 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.
- 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.