Tennessee in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, Tennessee furnished 18,361 infantry men, 9,095 cavalry men, 110 artillery men, and 267 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 27,833 men.[1]

Service Records

  • Ancestry. War of 1812 Service Records ($).  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).
  • Sistler, Byron Tennesseans [i.e. Tennesseeans] in the War of 1812 (Nashville, Tennessee, Byron Sistler and Associates, 1992) pages 549 FHL Book 976.8 M22
  • Fox, George and Juanita Fox: East Tennesseans in the War of 1812: 150 muster rolls - 8,500 men
    (S.I.: G&J. Fox, 2011) pages 432 FHL Book 976.8 M2

Pension Records

  • Fold3.  Tennessee War of 1812 Pension Files . (Free).  Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized.  Incomplete as of 1 June 2012.
  • War of 1812 pensioners living in Tennessee during the 1880's (Cullman, Alabama: Gregath, 1983) pages 127 FHL 976.8 M2

Cemetery Records

  • McCown, Mary Hardin and Inez E Burns Soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Tennessee (Tennessee, 1959) pages 183 FHL Book 976.8 M2

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.