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Contents

Introduction

The component parts of the infantry regiments[1] were:

1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant Colonel
2 Majors
1 Adjutant
1 Quartermaster
1 Paymaster
1 Surgeon
2 Surgeon's mate
1 Sergeant major
1 Quartermaster sergeant
2 Principal musicians
10 companies
1094 Strength of a regiment


There were 46 infantry regiments in the War of 1812 for a total of about 50,324 men.

United States Infantry Regiments

A list of the companies for each regiment is on the NARA website.

  • 1st Regiment, Infantry - men from New Jersey[2]
  • 2nd Regiment, Infantry - men from Louisiana[2]
  • 3rd Regiment, Infantry - men from Mississippi Territory and Missouri Territory[2]
  • 4th Regiment, Infantry - men from New Hampshire[2]
  • 5th Regiment, Infantry - men from Pennsylvania[2]
  • 6th Regiment, Infantry - men from Pennsylvania[2] or New York[3]
  • 7th Regiment, Infantry - men from Kentucky[2]
  • 8th Regiment, Infantry - men from Georgia[2]
  • 9th Regiment, Infantry - men from Massachusetts[2]
  • 10th Regiment, Infantry - men from North Carolina[2]
  • 11th Regiment, Infantry - men from Vermont[2]
  • 12th Regiment, Infantry - men from Virginia[2]
  • 13th Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]
  • 14th Regiment, Infantry - men from Maryland[2]
  • 15th Regiment, Infantry - men from New Jersey[2]
  • 16th Regiment, Infantry - men from Pennsylvania[2]
  • 17th Regiment, Infantry - men from Kentucky[2]
  • 18th Regiment, Infantry - men from South Carolina[2]
  • 19th Regiment, Infantry - men from Ohio[2]
  • 20th Regiment, Infantry - men from Virginia[2]
  • 21st Regiment, Infantry - men from Massachusetts[2]
  • 22nd Regiment, Infantry - men from Pennsylvania[2]
  • 23rd Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]
  • 24th Regiment, Infantry - men from Tennessee[2]
  • 25th Regiment, Infantry - men from Connecticut[2]
  • 26th Regiment, Infantry - men from Vermont[2]
  • 27th Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]
  • 28th Regiment, Infantry - men from Kentucky[2]
  • 29th Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]
  • 30th Regiment, Infantry - men from Vermont[2]
  • 31st Regiment, Infantry - men from Vermont [2]
  • 32nd Regiment, Infantry - men from Delaware and Pennsylvania[2]
  • 33rd Regiment, Infantry - men from District Maine[2] or Massachusetts[4]
  • 34th Regiment, Infantry - men from District Maine[2] or Massachusetts[4]
  • 35th Regiment, Infantry - men from Virginia[2]
  • 36th Regiment, Infantry - men from Maryland[2] and Virginia[4]
  • 37th Regiment, Infantry - men from Connecticut[2]
  • 38th Regiment, Infantry - men from Maryland[2]
  • 39th Regiment, Infantry - men from Tennessee[2]
  • 40th Regiment, Infantry - men from Massachusetts[2]
  • 41st Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]
  • 42nd Regiment, Infantry - men from Pennsylvania and New York[2]
  • 43rd Regiment, Infantry - men from North Carolina[2]
  • 44th Regiment, Infantry - men from Louisiana[2]
  • 45th Regiment, Infantry - men from District Maine[2] or Massachusetts[5]
  • 46th Regiment, Infantry - men from New York[2]

A list of the companies for each regiment is on the NARA website.

Canadian Volunteers

Officers. William A. Gordon. A Compilation of Registers of the Army of the United States, from 1815 to 1837, Inclusive. (Washington, D.C.: James C. Dunn, 1837). Page 46 has a short list of Canadian Volunteer officers who fought for the United States.

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.

References

  1. William A. Gordon. A Compilation of Registers of the Army of the United States, from 1815 to 1837..., (Washington: James C. Dunn, 1837), Organization of Regiments, Corps, and Companies, p. 49.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 William A. Gordon. A Compilation of Registers of the Army of the United States, from 1815 to 1837..., (Washington: James C. Dunn, 1837) Internet Archive with Recruiting Districts
  3. George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. War of 1812 Genealogy, ([Knoxville, Tennessee?]: G.K. Schweitzer, c1995), p. 19. FHL book 973 H27s 1995
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. War of 1812 Genealogy, ([Knoxville, Tennessee?]: G.K. Schweitzer, c1995), p. 20. FHL book 973 H27s 1995
  5. George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., Sc.D. War of 1812 Genealogy, ([Knoxville, Tennessee?]: G.K. Schweitzer, c1995), p. 21. FHL book 973 H27s 1995



 

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