Tennessee in the War of 1812

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Introduction

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]

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

  • 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

A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see US War of 1812 Pension Records).

  • 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

References

  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.