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Military Records: War of 1812

War of 1812 Discharge Certificates - The discharge records may provide evidence of age, place of residence, and even place of birth, in addition to military service information. See NARA Microfilm Publication M1856, Discharge Certificates and Miscellaneous Records Relating to the Discharge of Soldiers from the Regular Army, 1792-1815 (six rolls).

  • Dudley, William S., editor. The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, 1985.

  • Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

  • Louisiana, War of 1812 Pension Lists. Images of pension lists for years 1812-1815, recorded between 1873 - 1879. Some lists are arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Includes lists of vetrans and lists of claimants. FamilySearch.

  • Melchiori, Marie Varrelman. "War of 1812 Records at the National Archives." NGS Magazine 35, 2 (April-June 2009): 24-29.
  • Peden, Henry Jr. Delaware Militia in the War of 1812. Lewes, Delaware: The author, 2003.
  • War of 1812. Alabama Trails.
  • War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858. From Sources2Go. Until the 1850s, the federal government gave veterans land as a reward for military service. This databases provides images of the bounty-land warrants granted to War of 1812 veterans. No indexing.