Vermont in the War of 1812

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During the War of 1812, Vermont furnished 4,853 infantry men, 243 cavalry men, and 140 artillery men for a total of 5,236 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. ($) 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.
  • Roster of soldiers in the War of 1812-14 (St Albans, Vermont, Messenger Press, 1933) pages 474 FHL Book 974.3 M2

     Pension Records

  • Clark, Byron, ed. A List of Pensioners of the War of 1812 . (Burlinton and Boston: Research Publication,(1904). (Free). Digital images army pay and muster rolls available at, FamilySearch Books, and Google Books.
  • Clark, Byron N, A List of pensioners of the War of 1812;: with an appendix containing names of volunteers for the defence of Plattsburgh from Vermont towns, a description of the battle from contemporaneous sources, the official statement of losses, and names of United States officers and soldiers at Burlington, Vermont, as shown on army pay and muster rolls recently brought to light&nbsp (Baltimore, Maryland,(1969) page 171.  FHL Book 974.3 M2

State Records

  • Ansley, Norman and Adams, Richard K. Vergennes, Vermont, and the War of 1812 (Severna Park, Maryland: brooke Keefer Limited Editions, c1999)  FHL Book 974.35 V1 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.