United States War of 1812 Artillery and Engineer Units

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Introduction

Light Artillery

List of regiment officers, p. 15-18.

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

The component parts of the Light Artillery[1] were:

1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant Colonel
2 Majors
1 Adjutant
1 Quartermaster
1 Paymaster
1 Surgeon
1 Surgeon's mate
1 Sergeant major
1 Quartermaster sergeant
2 Principal musicians
10 troops
963 Strength of regiments
1 regiment
963 Total strength

Corps of Artillery

The component parts of the Corps of Artillery[1] were:

6 Lieutenant Colonels
6 Majors
12 Adjutants
12 Quartermasters
48 Companies
495 Strength of battalions
12 battalions
5940 Total strength

Engineer Corps

List of officers, p. 15.

The component parts of the Engineer Corps[1] were:

1 Colonel
1 Lieutenant Colonel
2 Majors
6 Captains
6 First Lieutenants
6 Second Lieutenants
1 Paymaster
4 Sergeants
4 Corporals
1 Teacher of music
8 Musicians
20 Artificers
80 Bombardiers
140 total strenght

Records and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.