Pennsylvania in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, Pennsylvania supplied 28,146 infantry men, 407 cavalry men, 755 artillery men, and 9 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 29,317 men.[1]

Federal Records

Service Records

Baker, Harrison Scott II:  Index to the muster rolls of the Pennsylvania volunteers in the War of 1812-1814
(Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio 1995 copyright 1997) pages 176  FHL 974.8 M2

Marsh, James, and Gravenor March,  Compiled military service records of: James Marsh, Gravenor March, Charles Mash, John Mash, Peter Mash, John Mash, Caleb Mash : who served during the war of 1812 1972

Muster rolls of the Pennsylvania volunteers in the War of 1812-1814 : with contemporary papers and documents (C.M. Busch, 1896) microfilm FHL Film 823997 Item 1

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Myers, Harold L. Pennsylvania and the War of 1812 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1964) pages 22


Pension Records

War of 1812 pension records, 1866-1896  Pennsylvania

State Records

Rosenberg, Max, .The building of Perry's fleet on Lake Erie, 1812-1813 (Harrisburg, Pa, 1950) pages 72 FHL Book 974.8 A1
Perry's Victory centennial sourvenir : the "Niagara" keepsake (New York, New York, 1913) pages 95
FHL Book 974.899 M2

Sapio, Victor A., Pennsylvania & the War of 1812 (Lexington, Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky Copyright 1970pages 206 FHL Book 974.8 H2

Arthur, James and William Arthur: Arthur's in Pennsylvania( English page 10) See Digitized  FHLVersion

National Archives:  War of 1812 prize case files of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1812-1815 : National Archives microfilm publications pamphlet describing M966
(Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Service. General Services Administration, 1974 pages 51 FHL Book 973 J53

Rolls of Honor

Biographical Sketches

Barrickman, John Capt. John Barrickman's diary, account and general record book of the War of 1812 (Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1965) 1 microfilm  FHL Film 441493 Item 4

Kingsbury, Edwin C. Memoir of an old soldier : 1785-1815 (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, c2000) pages 206.  FHL Book 921.73 K611

Watmough, John G.,  Record of service in the War of 1812 for John G. Watmough Microfilm of original records in the Pennsylvania Collection (Miscellaneous) at the Bureau of Archives and History in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979)  FHL Film  1032475 Item 19

Soldiers Homes

Cemetery Records

  • Baldwin, Henry R., Oldest inscriptions, with Revolutionary and War of 1812 records of the cemeteries of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, Ohio, and Lawrence, Mercer and Beaver Counties, Pennsylvania, (Microfilm of typescript (590, [9] leaves; taken in 1907) at the State Library of Ohio, D.A.R. Collection, Columbus, Ohio.). FHL film 317511.

Internet Sites

Other Sources


Internet Sites


  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.