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ALABAMA

SEE Pickett's History of Alabama: This work was published in 1851. Its copyright has expired.

Chapter 35 - Tecumseh -- Civil War Among The Creeks
Chapter 36 - Battle of Burnt Corn-- Arrival of Gen. Claiborne's Army
Chapter 37 - Terrible Massacre at Fort Mims
Chapter 38 - Daring of Heaton-- Bloody Scenes-- Gaines and the Choctaws
Chapter 39 - Battles of Tallasehatchie, Talladega and Auttose
Chapter 40 - Remarkable Canoe Fight-- Battle of Holy Ground-- March to Cahaba Old Towns
Chapter 41 - Battles of Emucfau, Enitachopco and Calbec
Chapter 42 - Battle of the Horse-Shoe -- Weatherford Surrenders Himself at Fort Jackson
Chapter 43 - Treaty of Fort Jackson -- Attack upon Mobile Point-- March upon Pensacola
Chapter 44 - The British Take Mobile Point-- Peace Declared -- The Alabama Territory
Chapter 45 - Modern French Colony in Alabama, or the Vine and Olive Colony
Chapter 46 - Last Territorial Legislature -- State Convention

Chapter 47 - The First Legislature of the State of Alabama -- Governor Bibb

Also See: Henry Sale Halbert, Timothy Horton Ball - 1895 - Creek War, 1813-1814 Here


CONNECTICUTT-

Connecticutt's wartime governors, Roger Griswold who died in 1812, Jonathan Trumball and John Cotton Smith refused to send militia outside of their state. Connecticutt (New England) was subjected to a British blockade and ill equipped to defend itself from British who provisioned their fleet by plundering coastal towns. The blockade, however, did not deter American privateers, a majority of whom came from New England and the Middle States from wrecking havoc upon British ships and shipping. It was construction of ships in Essex, Connecticutt which made this town the target of what proved to be the second most destructive raid wrecked upon any town or city in the United States during the War of 1812. Only the losses sustained byWashington, D.C exceeded those sustained by Essex. (Historical Marker below)

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For More information on the April 8, 1814 British attack on Essex, Ct Click Here
Information is from Connecticut State History site cthistory.org

 

SeeWar of 1812 Monument, Stonington, CT From connecticutmonuments.net
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Stonington honors the successful defense of the town against British warships during the War of 1812 with a granite monument.

The 1830 obelisk, topped with a naval shell, stands in the borough of Stonington’s Cannon Square. An inscription on the monument’s north face reads, “These two guns of 18 pounds caliber were heroically used to repel the attack on Stonington of the English naval vessels Ramilies, 74 guns, Pactolus, 44, Dispatch, 20, Nimrod, 20 and the bomb ship Terror. August 10, 1814.”

The monument’s north face also contains the Latin inscription “In perpetuam rei memoriam” (In everlasting remembrance of the event).

The monument’s south face honors “the defenders of the fort,” and lists the names of 10 residents who presumably manned the cannons during the English attack.

The monument commemorates the defense of Stonington during a British naval bombardment that lasted between August 9-12, 1814. A group of five British warships anchored off Stonington and shelled the city. No lives were lost in the attack, but 40 local buildings were damaged.

The two cannons flanking the monument were returned to the monument site on Tuesday, August 3, after a two-year restoration at Texas A&M. The 18-pounder cannons, cast at West Point Foundry in the 1780s, will be rededicated in ceremonies Saturday.

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Maryland Archives Click Here Information on

Maryland University Library Digital Collection SEE here. See annotated Bibliography. Strongly recommend:
Eshelman, Ralph, Scott S. Sheads, and Donald R. Hickey. War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: a reference guide to historic sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced Baltimore during the War of 1812. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, Published for Mystic Seaport, Inc., 1977.

Annotations / Notes: The British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812 was motivated by a desire to punish the city for being a nest of republicans and privateers. This book traces in admirable detail the history of privateering - from the ships, outfitting, captains and crews, investors, their successes and failures, through the distribution of the prize money. While the pirates on the Spanish main may have been the dregs of the sea, Baltimore's privateers were underwritten by some of its leading mercantile and political leaders. The book includes useful appendices identifying the privateers, investors and proceeds

George, Christopher T. "Mirage of Freedom: African Americans in the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Winter 1996): 426-50.

Annotations / Notes: Black men fought for both the American and British forces during the War of 1812. For example, free blacks who constructed earthworks and black sailors in the U.S. Navy helped to deflect the British attack on Baltimore in 1814. Free blacks and slaves who decided to help the British hoped to secure freedom in return for their services.

Norton, Louis Arthur. Joshua Barney, Hero of the Revolution and 1812. Annapolis: Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000.

Annotations / Notes: Joshua Barney (1758-1818) was a naval hero in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Aside from his military exploits, this patriotic Marylander's life is closely associated with the history of the American flag. Barney is best known for the spirited action of the barge men under his command at the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. Alone among the Americans at the battle, Barney and his men fought bravely against a superior British force.
Wright, F. Edward. Best Source for History of Maryland militia War of 1812.

 

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NORTH CAROLINA:

Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh North Carolina and the War of 1812 Raleigh, NC: State Department of Archives and History, 1971.

WASHINGTON

History of State of Washington begins with Lewis and Clark Expedition and Oregon Trail. SEE Site named Trailbrazers for Information about these.

Veterans Records

SOURCES – WAR OF 1812
A. Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts. Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812,
Being A Supplement To the Pay Rolls Printed and Distributed In 1851. Copied From Rolls In
the Auditor's Office At Richmond. Richmond, W. F. Ritchie, Printer, 1852. E359.5 V8 V83

B. Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts. Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the
Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850. Copied from rolls in the Auditor’s Office at Richmond.
Richmond: W. F. Ritchie, Printer, 1851. E359.5 V8 V82

C. Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army from Its
Organization, September 29, 1789, To March 2, 1903. Washington, DC: The National Tribune,
1890.
D. Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army from Its
Organization, September 29, 1789, To March 2, 1903. Washington, DC: Government Printing
Office, 1903. Ref U11 U5 H6 1965

E. Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army from Its
Organization, September 29, 1789, To March 2, 1903. Washington, DC: Government Printing
Office, 1903. <http://www.gale.ancestry.com/>

F. Butler, Stuart Lee. A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812. Athens, GA: Iberian
Publishing Co., 1988. Ref E359.5 V8 B87

G. Peterson, Clarence Stewart. Known Military Dead During the War of 1812. Baltimore, MD:
Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995. MAIN E255 P48 1995

H. Huntsberry, Thomas V. Dartmoor Prison. Baltimore, MD: J. Mart, 1984. E362 H9
I. Carr, Deborah Edith. Index to Certified Copy of List of American Prisoners of War 1812-1815
as recorded in General Entry Book Ottawa, Canada. List of American Prisoners of War who
died at Princeton, Dartmoor, England. 1812-1815. Association of State Presidents, Past and
Present, and Charter Members, of the National Society, United States Daughters of 1812, 1924.
E362 C22

J. Morton, Oren F. A Handbook of Highland County and a supplement to Pendleton and
Highland history. Monterey, VA: Highland Recorder, 1922. Fiche 32 LH232 or F232 H8
K. Nottingham, Stratton. Revolutionary soldiers and sailors from Lancaster County, Virginia;
muster rolls and pay rolls of the Ninety-second Regiment of Virginia Militia, Lancaster County,
1812. Onancock, VA: S. Nottingham, 1930. F232 L15

L. Wingo, Elizabeth B. Norfolk County, Virginia (now City of Chesapeake, Virginia)
Revolutionary War and War of 1812 applications for pensions, bounty land warrants, heirs of
deceased pensioners. Norfolk, VA: E. Wingo, 1964. F232 N8

M. Tribute to Patriotism: Petersburg Volunteers, who embarked … in the war with Great Britain
on the 21st October 1812 … commanded by Captain Richard McRae … [list of soldiers],
survivors, 4th of July, 1849 … [S.I.: sn, 1849]. E356 M5 T7

N. Ivy, Dick. York Militia Faces British Again, 1812-1814: Others Guard the York Town
Ramparts. Yorktown, VA: York County Historical Committee, 1996. F232 Y6 Y84 1996
O. Ryan, James H. Duty and Honor: Petersburg’s contributions to the War of 1812. Petersburg,
VA: Historic Petersburg Foundation, 2004. E359.5 V8 R93

P. Galvin, Eleanor Stevens. 1812 Ancestor Index Volume 1, 1892-1970: National Society United
States Daughters of 1812. Norcross, GA: Harper Printing, 1970. E351.6 A5 G3

Q. Trolinger, Patricia Scruggs. 1812 Ancestor Index Volume 2, 1970-1992, National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Marceline, MO: Wadsworth Publishing 1992. E351.6 A5 G3

R. Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. Virginia Military Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and
Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler’s Quarterly. Baltimore, MD:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. MAIN F225 V892 1983

S. Musselman, Homer D. Stafford County, Virginia: Veterans and Cemeteries. Fredericksburg,
VA: printed by Bookcrafters, 1994. MAIN F232 S86 M983 1994

T. Moore, Robert H. The Charlottesville, Lee Lynchburg and Johnson’s Bedford Artillery.
Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990. MAIN E581.8 C47 M8 1990

U. Lewis, Virgil Anson. The Soldiery of West Virginia in the French and Indian War; Lord
Dunmore’s War; the Revolution; the Later Indian Wars; the Whiskey Insurrection; the Second
War with England; the War with Mexico, and Addenda Relating to West Virginians in the Civil
War. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967. West Reference F241 L685

V. Wallace, Lee A. The Petersburg Volunteers, 1812–1813. Arlington, VA: J.C. Weaver, 1998.
E359.5 V8 W35 1998

W. Wallace, Lee A. The Petersburg Volunteers, 1812–1813. Arlington, VA: J.C. Weaver, 1998.
http://newrivernotes.com/va/pete1812.htm

X. Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York. War of 1812 Cemetery.
http://members.tripod.com/~wnyroots/index-1812.html

Y. Lytle, Richard M. The Soldiers of America’s First Army, 1791. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004. E83.79 L98 2004

Z. Butler, Stuart L. Real Patriots and Heroic Soldiers: General Joel Leftwich and the Virginia
Brigade in the War of 1812. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2008. MAIN

Web Sites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_War and official US army and navy history websites: http://www.army.mil & http://www.history.navy.mil.

See Also: Guides the following GUIDES AND BIBILIOGRAPHIES
All available at Newberry Library

Butler, Stuart L. "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812." Prologue 23.4 (Winter 1991). Available online

Resource Guide for the War of 1812. Los Angeles: Subia, 1979. Comp. John C. Fredriksen. Call # Local History Ref Z1240.F73

Free Trade and Sailors' Rights: A Bibliography of the War of 1812. Comp. John C. Fredriksen. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985. Call # Ref Z1240.F74 1985

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. Ed. Anne Bruner Eales and Robert M. Kvasnicka. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000. Call # Local History Ref Z5313.U5 U54 2000.

Encyclopedia of the War of 1812. Ed. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1997. Call # Ref E354.H46 1997 .

Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1994. Call # Local History Ref Z1249.M5 N43 1994 See lists of resources organized by state and also by conflict.

Register of Federal United States Military Records: A Guide to Manuscript Sources Available at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1986. Call # folio CS68.R44 1986.

Research Outline: U.S. Military Records. Salt Lake City, UT: Family History Library, 1993. Call # Local History Ref CS68.C44 1993

Schweitzer, George K. War of 1812 Genealogy. Knoxville, TN: Geo. K. Schweitzer, 1983. Call # Local History Ref Z5313.U5 S31 .

Smith, Dwight L. The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1985. Call # Ref Z1240.S65 1985

Military Service


Heitman, Francis. Historical Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965. Call # Local History Ref U11.U5 H6 1965 (2nd floor open shelf). Reprint of 1903 edition. Lists officers who served in the War of 1812.

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. National Archives, 1965.

Peterson, Clarence Stewart. Known Military Dead During the War of 1812. Baltimore: C.S. Peterson, 1955. Call # Local History Ref E359.4 P48 1955 .

Register of the General Society of the War of 1812. Washington, DC: General Society of the War of 1812, 1972. Call # E351.3 A17 1972 1976 Supplement: Call # Local History Ref E351.3 A17 1972,

The Roster of the General Society of the War of 1812. Mendenhall, PA: General Society of the War of 1812, 1989. Call # E351.3 R68 1989.

Pension Records

Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services. Washington: Printed by Blair and Rives, 1841. Compiled in 1840. Call # F83270.91. Lists names and ages of pensioners, along with names of their heads of households. Organized by state and county. Also available online.

List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. Call # Local History Ref E494.U55 1883

White, Virgil D. Index to War of 1812 Pension Files. Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Publishing Co., 1989. Call # Local History Ref E359.4 W45 1989 (2nd floor open shelf).

White, Virgil D. Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926. Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Publishing Co., 1993. Call # Local History Ref CS68.W477 1993


British and Canadian Soldiers

British Aliens in the United States during the War of 1812. Comp. Kenneth Scott. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1979. Call # CS68.S33.

 

 

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