War of 1812, 1812 to 1815

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(changed box size)
(add image)
(47 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{US-Warof1812-sidebar}}
+
[[Image:{{Treaty of Ghent (1814)}}]]__TOC__
<div style="width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[War_of_1812,_1812_to_1815|War of 1812]]''</center><br>
+
[[Image:{{Star Spangled Banner flag}}]] The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain began formally on June 18, 1812. It involved about 60,000 U.S. Army forces supported by 470,000 militia and volunteer troops. To end the war, the treaty of Ghent was signed 24 December 1814, however another battle was fought 8 January 1815 at New Orleans. The U.S. Congress ratified the treaty on 17 February 1815, formally ending the war.<br>
+
  
When war was declared, the Regular Army had about 10,000 men, and about half of those were new recruits. "Each Regular Army infantry regiment was recruited from a particular state (or states). Rifle, artillery, and dragoons were recruited at large...Most, but not all, of the men recruited for a particular infantry regiment were from the state of recruitment."<ref>National Archives. [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/1812-discharge-certificates/discharge-certificates.html War of 1812 Discharge Certificates], (accessed 25 April 2012).</ref> <br>  
+
<br>  
  
<br> Map of the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_1812-06-1816.png United States during the War of 1812]. <br>  
+
The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain began formally on June 18, 1812 when the U.S. Congress ratified the declaration of war. After two and a half years of fighting, the treaty of Ghent was signed 24 December 1814. However another land battle was fought 8 January 1815 at New Orleans because neither side had heard the news of the peace treaty. The U.S. Congress ratified the treaty on 17 February 1815, formally ending the war.<ref>National Archives. [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/1812-discharge-certificates/discharge-certificates.html War of 1812 Discharge Certificates], (accessed 25 April 2012).</ref> Two naval battles were fought afterwards, again because the news of the treaty had not reached all the combatants.
  
For a list showing the regimental recruiting districts, see William A. Gordon, ''A Compilation of the Registers of the Army of the United States from 1815 to 1837'', 1 (Washington, DC: James C. Dunn, 1837). Digital version: [http://archive.org/stream/compilationofreg00gordrich#page/n13/mode/2up Interenet Archive].<br>
+
=== Countries Involved in the War  ===
  
== <center>United States Military Units<br></center>  ==
+
'''- Canada'''. [[Canada in the War of 1812|Canada in the War of 1812]] has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning Canadian military forces, civilians, and First Nations. <br>  
  
Not all men enrolled in state militia units. Men also enrolled in federal (US) units. The records for the federal units are more extensive than those for the state militia units.
+
'''- Great Britain.''' [[Great Britain in the War of 1812|Great Britain in the War of 1812]] has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning British military forces.<br>  
<center>'''United States (Federal) Units'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 70px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Infantry Units|U.S. Infantry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 47px; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Rifle Units|U.S. Rifles]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 55px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 47px; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Cavalry Units|U.S. Cavalry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 47px; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Artillery and Engineer Units|U.S. Artillery and Engineers]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 55px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 47px; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Navy Units|U.S. Navy]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 58px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 47px; padding-top: 5px">[[United States War of 1812 Marine Units|U.S. Marines]]</div>
+
  
== <center>States and Territories</center>  ==
+
'''- United States'''. [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]] has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning U.S. military forces and civilians.
  
Many men enrolled in state or territory militia units. The records for these men were kept by the state or territory. Check a state or territory below:
+
=== Native Americans / First Nations  ===
  
{| width="503" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
'''- American Indians.''' [[American Indian Military#War of 1812 (1812-1815)|American Indians in the War of 1812]] lists tribes that fought with the British and U.S. forces, and links to web sites concerning their involvement in the war.<br>
|-
+
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
*[[Connecticut in the War of 1812|Connecticut]]
+
*[[Delaware in the War of 1812|Delaware ]]
+
*[[District of Columbia in the War of 1812|District of Columbia]]  
+
*[[Georgia in the War of 1812|Georgia ]]
+
*[[Illinois Territory in the War of 1812|Illinois Territory]]
+
*[[Indiana Territory in the War of 1812|Indiana Territory]]
+
*[[Kentucky in the War of 1812|Kentucky]]
+
*[[Louisiana in the War of 1812|Louisiana]]
+
  
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
'''- Canadian Aboriginal Peoples.''' [[First Nations Military Records#War of 1812 (1812-1815)|First Nations in the War of 1812]]  
*[[Maryland in the War of 1812|Maryland]]
+
*[[Massachusetts in the War of 1812|Massachusetts]]
+
*[[Michigan Territory in the War of 1812|Michigan Territory]]
+
*[[Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812|Mississippi Territory]]
+
*[[Missouri Territory in the War of 1812|Missouri Territory]]
+
*[[New Hampshire in the War of 1812|New Hampshire]]
+
*[[New Jersey in the War of 1812|New Jersey]]
+
*[[New York in the War of 1812|New York]]
+
  
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
=== African Americans  ===
*[[North Carolina in the War of 1812|North Carolina]]
+
*[[Ohio in the War of 1812|Ohio]]
+
*[[Pennsylvania in the War of 1812|Pennsylvania]]
+
*[[Rhode Island in the War of 1812|Rhode Island]]
+
*[[South Carolina in the War of 1812|South Carolina]]
+
*[[Tennessee in the War of 1812|Tennessee]]
+
*[[Vermont in the War of 1812|Vermont]]
+
*[[Virginia in the War of 1812|Virginia]]
+
  
|}
+
'''- African Americans.''' [[African American Military Records#War of 1812 (1812-1815)|African Americans in the War of 1812]] has military records, and other information specific to African Americans in the war.
 +
=== Timeline  ===
  
== <center>Additional State Records</center>  ==
+
*[http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/the-war-of-1812/2011-12-06-17-10-16.html War of 1812 Timeline] <br>
 
+
{| width="603" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
|-
+
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
*[[Alabama Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Alabama]]
+
*[[Arkansas Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Arkansas]]
+
*[[Florida Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Florida]]
+
 
+
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
*[[Iowa Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Iowa]]
+
*[[Maine Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Maine]]
+
*[[Minnesota Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Minnesota]]
+
*[[Nebraska Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Nebraska]]
+
 
+
| valign="top" align="left" |
+
*[[Texas Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Texas]]
+
*[[West Virginia Military Records#Additional_Military_Records|West Virginia]]
+
*[[Wisconsin Military Records#War_of_1812_.281812.E2.80.931815.29|Wisconsin]]
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
== <center>Battles</center>  ==
+
 
+
*Queenston, Ontario (British victory) 13 October 1812
+
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Queenston_Heights Battle of Queenston Heights] (Wikipedia)
+
**[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/1812/niagara-1812.aspx Battle of Queenston Heights] (Archives of Ontario)
+
*[http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_frenchtown.html Battle of Frenchtown] (Historyofwar.org) (British victory) - 22 January 1813 now Monroe, Michigan on the Raisin River
+
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Erie Battle of Lake Erie] (Wikipedia) (United States naval victory) 10 September 1813
+
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Thames Battle of the Thames] (Wikipedia) (Both sides claimed victory) - Moraviantown, on Thames River, Kent County, Ontario 5 October 1813
+
*[http://www.historycentral.com/1812/lundy.html Batle of Lundy's Lane] (Historycentral.com) (Both sides claimed victory) - about one mile from Niagara Falls 25 July 1814
+
*[http://www.historycentral.com/1812/NewOrleans.html Battle of New Orleans] (Historycentral.com) (United States victory) (after peace treaty was signed) 8 January 1815
+
*''Campaigns of the War of 1812-1815, against Great Britain, sketched and criticised; with brief biographies of the American engineers'', George W. Cullum,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F374043 FHL&nbsp;Microfilm 1404257]<br>
+
*Paine, Ralph Delahaye, ''The fight for a free sea: a chronicle of the War of 1812'' New Haven Connecticut, Yale Univeristy Press, 1920) pages[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F87294 FHL Book 235 973 H2]<br>
+
  
== <center>Documentaries</center> ==
+
=== Documentaries  ===
  
 
*PBS [http://www.warof1812.ca/ The War of 1812 Website] is a documentary about the war. <br>
 
*PBS [http://www.warof1812.ca/ The War of 1812 Website] is a documentary about the war. <br>
  
*PBS, [http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/ The War of 1812], has a short video with information about the war. It also has lists of historic sites with short histories of each. <br>
+
*PBS, [http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/ The War of 1812], has a short video with information about the war. It also has lists of historic locations with short histories of each. <br>
  
*History.com, [http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812 War of 1812], has several short videos about the war as well as a brief written histories of the war and a few prominent people. <br>
+
*History.com, [http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812 War of 1812], has several short videos about the war as well as brief written histories of the war and a few prominent people. <br>
  
*Galafilm, [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/index.html War of 1812], has brief [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/chronology/index.html histories of events], [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/maps/index.html historical maps], a [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/bibliography/biblio.html bibliography], and lists of [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/links/index.html links] to other War of 1812 sites.<br>
+
*Galafilm, [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/index.html War of 1812], has brief [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/chronology/index.html histories of events], [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/maps/index.html historical maps], a [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/bibliography/biblio.html bibliography], and lists of [http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/links/index.html links] to other Internet sites about the war.<br>
  
*Naval History and Heritage, [http://www.history.navy.mil/commemorations/1812/1812-index.htm Bicentennial of the War of 1812], US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, has videos, biographies, etc. <br>
+
=== Guides  ===
 
+
*United States Navy, Bicentennial of the War of 1812, [http://www.navy.mil/1812/videos.asp videos]
+
  
 +
*Fredriksen, John C. "Resource Guide for the War of 1812". ([S.l.]: J.C. Fredriksen, c1979). {{FHL|155935|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23f}} <br>
  
=== <center>Additional Resources </center>  ===
+
*Malcomson, Robert. ''Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812''. (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2006). 701 pages. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1369438 FHL book 973 H26]
  
==== Histories  ====
+
=== Histories  ===
  
 
*Dudley, William S. ''The Naval War of 1812: a Documentary History''. (Washington, District of Columbia, Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy 1985-2002). [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F501945 FHL Book 973 M3]<br>
 
*Dudley, William S. ''The Naval War of 1812: a Documentary History''. (Washington, District of Columbia, Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy 1985-2002). [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F501945 FHL Book 973 M3]<br>
Line 120: Line 58:
 
*Lossing, Benson J. ''The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812: or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence'' (Salt Lake City: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah c2009)&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1716926 View a great digital version] <br>
 
*Lossing, Benson J. ''The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812: or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence'' (Salt Lake City: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah c2009)&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1716926 View a great digital version] <br>
  
*''War of 1812 newspaper clippings and pictures'' (Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society, 1966) {{FHL|255528|title-id|disp=FHL film 482877}} <br>
+
*''War of 1812 newspaper clippings and pictures'' (Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society, 1966) {{FHL|255528|title-id|disp=FHL film 482877}}
  
==== Guides ====
+
=== Battles ===
  
*Fredriksen, John C. "Resource Guide for the War of 1812". ([S.l.]: J.C. Fredriksen, c1979). {{FHL|155935|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23f}} <br>
+
*Queenston, Ontario (British victory) - 13 October 1812
 +
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Queenston_Heights Battle of Queenston Heights] (Wikipedia)
 +
**[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/1812/niagara-1812.aspx Battle of Queenston Heights] (Archives of Ontario) <br>
  
*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. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1804486 FHL&nbsp;Book 973 M2]<br>
+
*[http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_frenchtown.html Battle of Frenchtown](British victory) - 22 January 1813 at what is now Monroe, Michigan on the Raisin River <br>
  
*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: [http://archive.org/stream/historicalregis05heitgoog#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive].&nbsp; 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.<br>
+
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Erie Battle of Lake Erie] (Wikipedia) [[Image:Battle Lake Errie 1813.jpg|right|200px|Battle Lake Errie 1813.jpg]](United States naval victory) - 10 September 1813 <br>
  
*Rose, Christine. ''Military bounty land 1776 - 1855''. (San Jose, California: Cr Publications, c2011). [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1949572 FHL Book 973 M27] <br>
+
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Thames Battle of the Thames] (Wikipedia) (Both sides claimed victory) - 5 October 1813 at Moraviantown, on Thames River, Kent County, Ontario <br>
  
*Malcomson, Robert. ''Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812''. (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2006). 701 pages. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1369438 FHL&nbsp;Book 973 H26]''<br>''
+
*[http://www.historycentral.com/1812/lundy.html Battle of Lundy's Lane] (Both sides claimed victory) - 25 July 1814 about one mile from Niagara Falls <br>
  
*''Schweitzer, George K., "War of 1812 genealogy" (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1983) {{FHL|52747|title-id|disp=FHL 973 M27}} - Includes general history of the war, the types of records created, and the titles of those records.'' <br>
+
*[http://www.historycentral.com/1812/NewOrleans.html Battle of New Orleans] (United States victory) (after peace treaty was signed) 8 January 1815 <br>
  
*Scott, Craig Roberts: ''Medical holdings in the National Archives: patient records prior to World War II'' Including War of 1812&nbsp; (journal article) pages 114-130&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1201015 FHL Book 973 B2ng] <br>
+
*''Campaigns of the War of 1812-1815, against Great Britain, sketched and criticised; with brief biographies of the American engineers'', George W. Cullum. {{FHL|374043|item|disp=FHL microfilm 1404257}}<br>
  
*Skeen, C. Edward: ''Citizen soldiers in the War of 1812'' (Lexington, Kentucky: Universtiy Press of Kentucky, c1999). Includes description of the militia system in the states before the War of 1812, how the militia was combined with the regular army, and what happened. Bibliography: p. 215-220. Includes index. 229 pages. {{FHL|957333|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2scs}}.<br>
+
*Paine, Ralph Delahaye, ''The Fight for a Free Sea: a Chronicle of the War of 1812'', New Haven, Connecticut, (Yale University Press, 1920). [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F87294 FHL Book 235 973 H2]
  
==== Navy and Privateers ====
+
=== Societies ===
  
*Naval History and Heritage Command, [http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/war1812/1812-1.htm Officers of American Naval Victories in the War of 1812].<br>
+
*[http://www.militarysocietyofthewarof1812.com/history.html Military Society of the War of 1812]
  
*Naval History and Heritage Command, [http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/war1812/1815list.htm Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812].<br>
+
=== Web Sites  ===
 
+
*Naval History and Heritage Command, [http://www.history.navy.mil/commemorations/1812/1812-index.htm War of 1812], has links to many interesting sites, some with lists of soldiers names. <br>
+
 
+
*Good, Timothy S. ''American Privateers in the War of 1812: the Vessels and their Prizes as Recorded in Niles' Weekly Register'' (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, c2012). 209 pages. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1952902 FHL book 973 B38]<br>
+
 
+
==== Soldiers' Claims  ====
+
 
+
*Higgins, Francis J. "Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812" (Baltimore, Maryland, 1969, 1994) <br>
+
 
+
==== Biographies  ====
+
 
+
*Muzzey, A. B. ''Reminiscences and Memorials of Men of the Revolution and their Families'' (Salt Lake City: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1673153 View Digitized version]<br>
+
 
+
==== Bounty Lands  ====
+
 
+
*''War of 1812, military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858'' (The National Archives,&nbsp;Washington, District of&nbsp;Columbia) [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F290307 FHL Film 15 Microfilm reels] <br>
+
 
+
=== African Americans ===
+
 
+
During the War of 1812, many African Americans fought in the U.S. armed forces, especially in the Navy.&nbsp; Many others fought on the side of the British.
+
 
+
*Van Thienen, Erik, [http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070418171335AAhaCvK The War of 1812, 1812-1815], (Yahoo! Answers, accessed 29 May 2012), has a good explanation of the role of African Americans in the War, including the names of over 20 soldiers.&nbsp; It also gives several sources for more information.
+
 
+
== <center>Web Sites</center> ==
+
 
+
*[http://mymilitaryhistorypages.bravehost.com/Warof1812-USArmyInfantryRangersRiflemenOB.htm War of 1812 - US Army Infantry, Rangers and Riflemen]
+
 
+
*NARA, [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/war-of-1812/1812-discharge-certificates/discharge-certificates.html War of 1812 Discharge Certificates], has an explanation of the records, and the following appendixes:<br>Appendix I: List of Units and Subunits<br>Appendix II: List of Company/Detachment Commanders<br>Appendix III: List of Soldiers by Name<br>Appendix IV: List of Soldiers by Unit<br>
+
 
+
*[[USGenWeb|The USGENWEB Project]] has a special project relating to the War of 1812. Look under the state your ancestor came from and then click on military records. <br>
+
  
 
*Wikipedia contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812 War of 1812 Article] <br>
 
*Wikipedia contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812 War of 1812 Article] <br>
 
*US Navy and Marines, [http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/ Bicentennial of the War of 1812], especially the [http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/the-war-of-1812/war-of-1812-introduction.html history section]. <br>
 
  
 
*[http://www.iaw.on.ca/~jsek/1812gene.htm War of 1812 Genealogical Research] has links to various War of 1812 web sites. <br>
 
*[http://www.iaw.on.ca/~jsek/1812gene.htm War of 1812 Genealogical Research] has links to various War of 1812 web sites. <br>
  
 
*[http://www.warof1812.ca/1812events.htm Causes and events of the War of 1812: a Timeline] - includes political events, military events, and military events in Europe. <br>
 
*[http://www.warof1812.ca/1812events.htm Causes and events of the War of 1812: a Timeline] - includes political events, military events, and military events in Europe. <br>
 
*[http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/the-war-of-1812/2011-12-06-17-10-16.html War of 1812 Timeline] <br>
 
  
 
*[http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/textpage-attachments/War%20of%201812.pdf War of 1812 Resources] - list of resources available in the Newberry Library. <br>
 
*[http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/textpage-attachments/War%20of%201812.pdf War of 1812 Resources] - list of resources available in the Newberry Library. <br>
  
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org Society of the War of 1812] The purpose of this page is to provide[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/links.htm links to other websites] that relate to the War of 1812. <br>
+
*[http://www.militaryindexes.com/warof1812/index.html Online War of 1812 Indexes and Records]<br>
 
+
*[http://illinois1812warsociety.org/links.html Illinois Society War of 1812] <br>
+
 
+
*[http://www.militaryindexes.com/warof1812/index.html Online War of 1812 Indexes &amp; Records]<br>
+
  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gen4abear/warof1812.html War of 1812] <br>
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gen4abear/warof1812.html War of 1812] <br>
  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/on3/oneida/page79.html Ely Parker's List of Oneida Indian Volunteers, War of 1812]<br>
+
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/1812/rosters/ Cyndi's List] 1812 rosters <br>
  
*[http://www.nps.gov/hobe/historyculture/upload/creek%20muster.pdf Major William McIntosh’s Company of Creek Indians, Creek War of 1814]<br>
+
*Olive Tree Genealogy, [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/mil/usa/1812/ War of 1812 Genealogy and History]
 
+
*Department of the Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command, [http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/war1812/list14.htm Officers of the War of 1812, Marine Corps Officers]<br>
+
 
+
*Department of the Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command, [http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/war1812/1815list.htm Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812]<br>
+
 
+
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/1812/rosters/ Cyndi's List] <br>
+
 
+
*Olive Tree Genealogy, [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/mil/usa/1812/ War of 1812 Genealogy and History] <br>
+
 
+
*[http://www.themanwhocapturedwashington.com/welcome.html The Man Who Captured the White House] - Brief histories of the activities of General Ross, including the burning of the White House and the events for the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
+
 
+
__NOTOC__
+
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
 
{{U.S. War of 1812}}
 
  
 
[[Category:United_States_-_Military_-_War_of_1812,_1812-1815]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States|War of 1812]]
 
[[Category:United_States_-_Military_-_War_of_1812,_1812-1815]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States|War of 1812]]

Revision as of 22:11, 25 February 2014

Signing of the Treaty of Ghent, Belgium, December 24, 1814

Contents



The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain began formally on June 18, 1812 when the U.S. Congress ratified the declaration of war. After two and a half years of fighting, the treaty of Ghent was signed 24 December 1814. However another land battle was fought 8 January 1815 at New Orleans because neither side had heard the news of the peace treaty. The U.S. Congress ratified the treaty on 17 February 1815, formally ending the war.[1] Two naval battles were fought afterwards, again because the news of the treaty had not reached all the combatants.

Countries Involved in the War

- Canada. Canada in the War of 1812 has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning Canadian military forces, civilians, and First Nations.

- Great Britain. Great Britain in the War of 1812 has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning British military forces.

- United States. United States in the War of 1812 has history, military records, and links to web sites concerning U.S. military forces and civilians.

Native Americans / First Nations

- American Indians. American Indians in the War of 1812 lists tribes that fought with the British and U.S. forces, and links to web sites concerning their involvement in the war.

- Canadian Aboriginal Peoples. First Nations in the War of 1812

African Americans

- African Americans. African Americans in the War of 1812 has military records, and other information specific to African Americans in the war.

Timeline

Documentaries

  • PBS, The War of 1812, has a short video with information about the war. It also has lists of historic locations with short histories of each.
  • History.com, War of 1812, has several short videos about the war as well as brief written histories of the war and a few prominent people.

Guides

  • Fredriksen, John C. "Resource Guide for the War of 1812". ([S.l.]: J.C. Fredriksen, c1979). FHL book 973 M23f
  • Malcomson, Robert. Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812. (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2006). 701 pages. FHL book 973 H26

Histories

  • Dudley, William S. The Naval War of 1812: a Documentary History. (Washington, District of Columbia, Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy 1985-2002). FHL Book 973 M3
  • Heidler, David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler. Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, c1997). 636 pages. FHL Book 973 H26
  • Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812, a Forgotten Conflict (Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1989). 457 pages. FHL Book 973 H2
  • Horsman, Reginald The War of 1812 (New York, New York, Alfred A Knophf, 1969) pages 286 FHL Book 973 H2
  • Jacobs, James Ripley and Glenn Tucker, The War of 1812 : a compact history (New York, New York, Hawthorn Books copyright 1969)
  • Latimer, Jon: 1812: war with America (Cambridge, Massachusette: Belknap Press, c2007 pages 637 FHL Book 973 M2
  • Lossing, Benson J. The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812: or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence (Salt Lake City: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah c2009)  View a great digital version
  • War of 1812 newspaper clippings and pictures (Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society, 1966) FHL film 482877

Battles

  • Battle of Frenchtown(British victory) - 22 January 1813 at what is now Monroe, Michigan on the Raisin River
  • Battle of the Thames (Wikipedia) (Both sides claimed victory) - 5 October 1813 at Moraviantown, on Thames River, Kent County, Ontario
  • Campaigns of the War of 1812-1815, against Great Britain, sketched and criticised; with brief biographies of the American engineers, George W. Cullum. FHL microfilm 1404257
  • Paine, Ralph Delahaye, The Fight for a Free Sea: a Chronicle of the War of 1812, New Haven, Connecticut, (Yale University Press, 1920). FHL Book 235 973 H2

Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. National Archives. War of 1812 Discharge Certificates, (accessed 25 April 2012).