Ohio in the War of 1812

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For the War of 1812, Ohio furnished 1759 Officers and 24,521 Enlisted men, distributed as follows:

First Regiment Infantry, 108 Companies.
Second Regiment Infantry, 85 Companies.
Third Regiment Infantry, 56 Companies.
Unassigned Infantry, 185 Companies.
Assigned to U. S. Infantry, 5 Companies.
Mounted Infantry, 25 Companies.
Cavalry, 13 Troops.
Artillery, 1 Battery.[1]


  • Ohio Historical Society, War of 1812, Roster of Ohio Soldiers, (accessed 11 May 2012). Free. This is a name searchable, digital version of Ohio. Adjutant General, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (s.l.: Clearfield Co., 1916).
  • United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio), Ohio Roster of soldiers in the War of 1812 [Index], 657 pages. (film of typescript) FHL film 195485 Item 1
  • Linscott, Jeff A, comp., An organized listing of the soldiers of Ohio who served in the War of 1812, (Colorado Springs, Colorado, [1993]), 515 pages. FHL Book 977.1 M23
  • Peters, Sunda Anderson and Kay Ballantyne Hudson: Ohio War of 1812 soldiers' family groups (Ohio Society, United States Daughters of 1812, c2005), 366 pages. FHL Book 977.1 M2
  • Garner, Grace, Index to Roster of Ohio soldiers, War of 1812, (Spokane, Washington: Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, 1974), 119 pages. 977.1 M23r 1989 index
  • Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, (Columbus, Ohio: Press of E. T. Miller Co., 1916). Digital version: FamilySearch. {FHL|75038|item|disp=FHL Q book 977.1 M23r}}.

Pension Records

Names and residences of persons receiving federal pensions in 1883 can be found in:

  • Phillips, W. Louis, Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1987). This includes veterans of the Civil War and the War of 1812 or their widows. FHL book 977.1 M2ph and fiche 6087608

Biographical Sketches

  • Snugden, John, Tecumseh's last stand (Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 1989,) FHL Book 970.1 - Su33


  • Slocum, Charles Elihu, The Ohio country between the years 1783 and 1815: including military operations that twice saved to the United States the country west of the Alleghany Mountains after the Revolutionary War, (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1910). 321 pages. FHL film 941311.

Cemetery Records

  • Miller, Phyllis Brown, Index to the grave records of servicemen of the War of 1812, state of Ohio, (Brookville, Ohio: Dillon's Printery, c1988), 278 pages. FHL book 977.1V22.
  • Diefenbach, Mrs. H. B and Mrs C.O. Ross, Index to the grave records of soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Ohio, (microfilm of original published: [S.l. : s.n., 1945]). 71 pages. FHL fiche 6100370.

Internet Sites

Other Sources


  • Phillips, W. Louis, Annotated bibliography of Ohio patriots: Revolutionary War and War of 1812 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1985) 49 pages. FHL book 977.1 M23

Internet Sites


  1. Ohio. Adjutant General. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, (s.l.: Clearfield Co., 1916), p. 2.