Montgomery Co. & the War of 1812


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         Because of war having been declared, President Madison issued instructions to Governor Return Jonathan Meigs of Ohio, on April 6,1812, to assemble the Militia at Dayton, Ohio, to be drilled and prepared to march to Detroit By the end of the month more than the required number of men had been enrolled.
          Early in May these troops were fairly equipped and had chosen their Field
Officers. The President had commissioned Governor Hull of Michigan, as    Brigadier General. General Hull arrived at Dayton, Ohio, on May 25, 1812, and    left with his troops, June 1.
          According to the records in The Adjutant General's Department at Columbus, Ohio furnished for this war 1759 Officers and 24,521 Enlisted men
distributed as follows:

          First Regiment Infantry, 108 Companies.

          Second Regiment Infantry, 85 Companies.

          Third Regiment Infantry, 56 Companies.

          Unassigned Infantry, 185 Companies.

          Assigned to U. S. Infantry, 5 Companies.

          Mounted Infantry, 25 Companies.

          Cavalry, 13 Troops.

          Artillery, 1 Battery.




Roll of Capt. Thomas Clauson's Company (from Montgomery County.)
Roll of Capt. Martin Shuey's Company (Probably Montgomery County.)
Pension file of Peter Schaeffer


Also check out the on-line Ohio roster's from the War of 1812 from OHS.



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