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William Hull (1753-1825), 1st Governor of Michigan Territory 1805-1813 and a U.S. General in 1812

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Introduction

During the War of 1812, the Michigan Territory supplied 534 infantry men and 22 cavalry men for a total of 556 men.[1]

Fort Mackinac was in American hands at the beginning of the War of 1812. However, the British captured it June 17, 1812 and kept it throughout the war.  For more information, see the Wikipedia article, Fort Mackinac.

Detroit was surrendered to the British on August 16, 1812.

Thousands of veterans settled in Michigan. Genealogical and biographical data is in published militia rolls, pension papers, and gravestone records.

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).

State Records

  • Miller, Alice Turner. Soldiers of the War of 1812, Who Died in Michigan. (Ithaca, Michigan: A.T. Miller, 1962). 335 pages. A supplement is also available. FHL book 977.4 M23m; film 844961 item 3
  • Sebring, Lorna D and Alice Turner Miller, Gratiot County veterans, War of 1812 (Ithica, Michigan 1997) pages 21 FHL Book 977.449 M2

Service Records

Pension Records

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

Important National and International Sources

  • United States in the War of 1812 has lists of records, books, etc. for the United States, not just one state. The federal records are listed here rather than on each state page. Two of the most important are:
  • War of 1812, 1812 to 1815 has lists of general books and documentaries, as well as a list battles with links to web sites about the battles, and other information not tied to one country.

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.


 

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