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United States Rifle Units

Officers, p. 43-45.

A list of the companies for each regiment, except the 2nd, is on the NARA website.

  • 1st Rifle Regiment - men from Louisiana, Mississippi Territory, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana Territory, New York, and Vermont[1]
  • 2nd Rifle Regiment - men from Ohio and Tennessee[1]
  • 3rd Rifle Regiment - men from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina[1]
  • 4th Rifle Regiment - men from Pennsylvania[1]

US Rifle Regiments

United States Ranger Units

Officers, p. 45-46.

- 17th U.S. Regiment of Rangers[2]

- 35th Infantry Regiment - alleged Ranger designation[2]

Records and Resources

  • Fredriksen, John C. The United States Army in the War of 1812: Concise Biographies of Commanders and Operational Histories of Regiments, with Bibliographies of Published and Primary Sources. (Jefferson, North Carolina c2009). 303 pages. FHL Book 973 M2
  • Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, From Its Organization, September 29,1789 to March 2, 1903, (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903). Digital version: Internet Archive.  Abbreviations, vol. 1, page 9. Army organization, vol. 2, page 560. Artillery and Engineer Regiments, vol. 1, page 50. Forts and soldiers homes, vol. 2, page 475. Battles, vol. 2, page 280, 298, 301, 391. Cavalry Regiments, vol. 1, page 65. Dragoon Regiments, vol. 1, page 79. Fencibles and mounted riflemen, vol. 1, 143. Infantry, vol. 1, page 81. Legion, vol. 1, page 139. Rangers and riflemen, vol. 1, page 141. Voltigeurs and Sea Fencibles, vol. 1, 143. War with Great Britain, vol. 281. Officers of Regular Army, killed, wounded, or taken prisoners, vol. 2, page 13. Quartermaster's Department, vol. 1, page 40. Record and Pension Office, 1892, vol. 1, page 45. Topographical Engineers, vol. 1, page 43.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. War of 1812 Genealogy, ([Knoxville, Tennessee?]: G.K. Schweitzer, c1995), p. 18. FHL book 973 H27s 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 my military history research interests, Rangers in the War of 1812, (accessed 30 April 2012).


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