Illinois Territory in the War of 1812

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m
(17 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
  
[[File:Fort_armstrong%2C_Rock_Island%2C_Illinois.jpg|right|350px]]
+
[[Image:Fort armstrong, Rock Island, Illinois.jpg|right|350px|Fort armstrong, Rock Island, Illinois.jpg]]  
  
 
=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
  
During the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory furnished 1,303 infantry men, 1,005 cavalry men, and 49 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 2,357.<ref>Wesley Potter Kremer. &lt;i&gt;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.&lt;/i&gt; (Hoboken, N.J.: s.n., 1906), p. 326. &lt;a href="http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up" _fcksavedurl="http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up"&gt;Internet Archive&lt;/a&gt;.</ref><br>  
+
During the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory furnished 1,303 infantry men, 1,005 cavalry men, and 49 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 2,357.<ref>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. href="http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up" Internet Archive.</ref>  
  
 
=== Explanation of the Major Record Types  ===
 
=== Explanation of the Major Record Types  ===
  
*Pearson, Thomas A., comp. &lt;a href="http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/genealogicalrecordswarof1812.htm"&gt;Genealogical Records of the War of 1812&lt;/a&gt;: an Introduction and Selected Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of St. Louis Public Library. (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Public Library, July 2004).
+
*Thomas A. Pearson, Reference Librarian in Special Collections, at the St. Louis Public Library has created "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812: an Introduction and Selected Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of the St. Louis Public Library. This collection is found at [http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/genealogicalrecordswarof1812.htm Genealogical Records of the War of 1812].
  
 
=== State Records  ===
 
=== State Records  ===
  
*The Illinois Secretary of State web site provides a searchable &lt;a href="http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/1812frm.html"&gt;Illinois Veterans of the&nbsp;War of&nbsp;1812 &lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;database.
+
*The Illinois Secretary of State web site provides a searchable database for [http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/war1812srch.jsp Illinois Veterans of the War of 1812].
  
 
=== Bounty Land  ===
 
=== Bounty Land  ===
  
An index for War of 1812 bounty land warrants for land located in Illinois is:
+
Veterans were offered a total of 6 million acres of bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and later, Missouri. Starting in 1852 bounty land warrants were also awarded outside these assigned districts.
  
United States. General Land Office. ''Federal Land Records: 'Transcripts of the Locations of Military Warrants on Which Patents Have [Been] Issued Under the Acts of Congress Passed On and Since the Sixth of May, 1812 for&nbsp; Illinois; 1817–1819.''' Springfield, Illinois: Office of the Secretary of State, Record Management Division, 1966, 1968. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="13" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; The warrant numbers given in the index refer to:  
+
Bounty land applications and warrants for the Revolutionary War and some warrants for the War of 1812 have been microfilmed. They are available at the Family History Library and are described in this set of Wiki pages for those wars. For more information about bounty land records, the following sources will be helpful:  
  
:*Bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri was issued to soldiers who served in the War of 1812. Copies of the bounty land warrants are on 14 films at the Family History Library. The names of Illinois patentees are indexed in "War of 1812, military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858" (NARA M848) (&lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="11" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;) (&lt;a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22302339"&gt;Worldcat&lt;/a&gt;). The records provide the name of the soldier and his rank, unit, date of warrant, and the date the land was located. &nbsp; <br>
+
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14985969&referer=brief_results Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Rev. ed]''. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record Administration, 1985. (FHL 973 A3usn 1985.) See chapter 8.
  
<br>
+
*Hone, E. Wade. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36074524&referer=brief_results Land and Property Research in the United States]''. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997. (FHL book 973 R27h.) See chapter 9, pages 115–26.
  
<br>
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1165 Land Warrants] U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858, can be found on Ancestry.com($). This data base contains bounty land warrants issued to veterans of the War of 1812, between 1815-1858.
  
:*''War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois''. 1840. Reprint, Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977; originally published, as House Document 262, 26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="9" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;<br>
+
*''War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois''. Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977. ({{FHL|977.3 R2w|disp=FHL book 977.3 R2w; film 1035624 item 7; fiche 6051272}}) A reprint of ''Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War''. (26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. House Doc. 262.) These records are arranged by date and include number of warrant, name of patentee, rank, description of the tract, and to whom delivered.
  
<br>
+
=== Service Records  ===
  
<br>
+
*[[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military Records]] contains Military Records for all Wars from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.
  
=== Service Records  ===
+
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/war1812.html Illinois War of 1812 Veterans]. Includes index of Illinois militiamen listed on War of 1812 muster rolls, originally published in Adjutant General's 1882 report. Digital images available in Illinois State Archives.
  
*[[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military Records]]
+
*[http://societyofthewarof1812.org/ General Society of the War of 1812]. This contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. '''Descendant Members of the Illinois Society''' identifies veteran and veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc.
  
*Delap, Fred, comp. &lt;a href="http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/war1812.html"&gt;Illinois War of 1812 Veterans&lt;/a&gt;. (Free). Includes index of Illinois militiamen listed on War of 1812 muster rolls, originally published in Adjutant General's 1882 report. Digital images available in Illinois State Archives.<br>
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 War of 1812 Service Records] is a database on Ancestry.com($) that gives name, company, rank at time of induction and at time of discharge of men mustered into the armed forces between 1812 and 1825.
  
*General Society of the War of 1812. ''The Constitution and Register of Membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 to October 1, 1899],'' (Philadelphia Pennsylvania: Dewey &amp; Eakens, Makers (1899). This contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. '''Descendant Members of the Illinois Society''' identifies veteran and veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc., page 179. Family Search. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="7" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;. <br>
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1133 War of 1812 Pension Files] is database on Ancestry.com($) that contains War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index.
  
*Ancestry. &lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281"&gt;''War of 1812 Service Records''&lt;/a&gt; .($).&nbsp; Database gives name, company, rank at time of induction and at time of discharge of&nbsp; men mustered into the armed forces between 1812 and 1825. (Accessed 11 May 2012).
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1118 War Papers] is a collection of a variety ofpapers on Ancestry.com($) relating to the War of 1812.
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
A soldier may have been recorded in state records (see below) or in federal records (see &lt;a href="US War of 1812 Pension Records"&gt;US War of 1812 Pension Records&lt;/a&gt;). <br>
+
*Access Genealogy. Illinois. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/1812/illinois_war_1812_military_records.htm 1883 Federal Pension Roll by County in Illinois]. Digital version hosted by USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project. Contains a few names from the War of 1812.
  
*Access Genealogy.&nbsp; Illinois. &lt;a href="http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/1812/illinois_war_1812_military_records.htm"&gt;1883 Federal Pension Roll by County, A&nbsp;Few 1812 Names&lt;/a&gt; . (Free). (Digital version hosted by USGenWeb Archives War of 1812 Project). (Accessed 11 May 2012).<br>
+
*fold3 contain an incomplete digitized record of the War of 1812 Pension files. They can be viewed at [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRBRMRH_Mw Illinois War of 1812 Pension Files]. Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized.
 
+
*Fold3. &lt;a href="http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRBRMRH_Mw"&gt;Illinois War of 1812 Pension Files&lt;/a&gt; . (Free).&nbsp; Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized. Incomplete as of 1 June 2012.<br>
+
  
 
=== Roll of Honor  ===
 
=== Roll of Honor  ===
  
*Delap, Fred, comp.&nbsp; Index to the &lt;a href="http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/honorroll.html"&gt;''1929 Illinois Roll of Honor''&lt;/a&gt; . (Free).&nbsp; Digital images available in Illinois State Archives. Includes War of 1812 veterans. Searchable by name.&nbsp;
+
*Free digital images are available in [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/honorroll.html Illinois State Archives]. They include War of 1812 veterans. Searchable by name.
 
+
<br>
+
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*Illinois War of 1812 becentennial 2009-2010. &lt;a href="http://illinoiswarof1812bicentennial.org/"&gt;Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennnial Commission&lt;/a&gt; features brief history of Illinois involvement, selective militia roster, links to war of 1812 websites of other states, and commemorative events. (Accessed 13 June 2012).
+
*[http://illinoiswarof1812bicentennial.org/ Illinios War of 1812 Becentnial Commision] features brief history of Illinois involvement, selective militia roster, links to war of 1812 websites of other states, and commemorative events. (Accessed 22 Feb 2013).
  
 
=== Important National and International Sources  ===
 
=== Important National and International Sources  ===
  
*&lt;a href="United States in the War of 1812"&gt;'''United States in the War of 1812'''&lt;/a&gt; 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:
+
{{Wikipedia|War of 1812}}The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire.  
 
+
:*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="5" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;
+
  
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
  
<br>
+
*[[United States in the War of 1812|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.
  
:*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection On line Database: &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="3" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;
+
*[http://www.nps.gov/revwar/unfinished_revolution/war_of_1812.html The Unfinished Revolution]. The War of 1812.
  
<br>
+
*The War of 1812 videos, speeches and photo galleries are available at [http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812 History.com].
 
+
<br>
+
 
+
*&lt;a href="War of 1812, 1812 to 1815"&gt;'''War of 1812, 1812 to 1815'''&lt;/a&gt; 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.
+
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
Line 85: Line 75:
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
<br>&lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="0" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;
+
[[Category:Illinois]] [[Category:United_States_Military]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States]] [[Category:United_States_in_War_of_1812,_1812_to_1815]]
 
+
&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Illinois_-_Military_-_War_of_1812_(1812-1815)"&gt;Illinois_-_Military_-_War_of_1812_(1812-1815)&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:United_States_-_Military_-_War_of_1812,_1812-1815"&gt;United_States_-_Military_-_War_of_1812,_1812-1815&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States"&gt;War of 1812&lt;/a&gt;
+

Revision as of 22:21, 23 February 2013

United States go to Illinois go to United States in the War of 1812 go to Illinois Territory in the War of 1812


Fort armstrong, Rock Island, Illinois.jpg

Contents

Introduction

During the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory furnished 1,303 infantry men, 1,005 cavalry men, and 49 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 2,357.[1]

Explanation of the Major Record Types

  • Thomas A. Pearson, Reference Librarian in Special Collections, at the St. Louis Public Library has created "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812: an Introduction and Selected Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of the St. Louis Public Library. This collection is found at Genealogical Records of the War of 1812.

State Records

Bounty Land

Veterans were offered a total of 6 million acres of bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and later, Missouri. Starting in 1852 bounty land warrants were also awarded outside these assigned districts.

Bounty land applications and warrants for the Revolutionary War and some warrants for the War of 1812 have been microfilmed. They are available at the Family History Library and are described in this set of Wiki pages for those wars. For more information about bounty land records, the following sources will be helpful:

  • Land Warrants U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858, can be found on Ancestry.com($). This data base contains bounty land warrants issued to veterans of the War of 1812, between 1815-1858.
  • War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois. Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977. (FHL book 977.3 R2w; film 1035624 item 7; fiche 6051272) A reprint of Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War. (26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. House Doc. 262.) These records are arranged by date and include number of warrant, name of patentee, rank, description of the tract, and to whom delivered.

Service Records

  • Illinois War of 1812 Veterans. Includes index of Illinois militiamen listed on War of 1812 muster rolls, originally published in Adjutant General's 1882 report. Digital images available in Illinois State Archives.
  • General Society of the War of 1812. This contains registers for eight states and District of Columbia. Descendant Members of the Illinois Society identifies veteran and veteran ancestor by name, his rank, unit in which he served, dates of service, etc.
  • War of 1812 Service Records is a database on Ancestry.com($) that gives name, company, rank at time of induction and at time of discharge of men mustered into the armed forces between 1812 and 1825.
  • War Papers is a collection of a variety ofpapers on Ancestry.com($) relating to the War of 1812.

Pension Records

  • fold3 contain an incomplete digitized record of the War of 1812 Pension files. They can be viewed at Illinois War of 1812 Pension Files. Alphabetical by surname. Shows entire pension file for those digitized.

Roll of Honor

  • Free digital images are available in Illinois State Archives. They include War of 1812 veterans. Searchable by name.

Societies

  • Illinios War of 1812 Becentnial Commision features brief history of Illinois involvement, selective militia roster, links to war of 1812 websites of other states, and commemorative events. (Accessed 22 Feb 2013).

Important National and International Sources

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: War of 1812
The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire.


  • 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.
  • The War of 1812 videos, speeches and photo galleries are available at History.com.

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. href="http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up" Internet Archive.