Ancestry 1812 Board - Post on this one as well
History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 by Gordon.
Explanation of Pensions, Bounty Land
available on microfilm
How do I obtain Records?
How do I obtain Records?National archives. Also, LDS films also has a CD index of the War of 1812,by state, with participants names listed alphabetically.
Index to Certified Copy of List of American Prisoners of War 1812-1815 as Recorded in General Entry Book Ottawa, Canada, Compiled by Mrs. Henry James Carr
Links and history of period. includes
"The Star Spangled Banner Story". It's worth the wait to load!
Daughters of 1812
War of 1812
1)The 1st series ("Old Wars") consists of pensions to veterans of the army, navy, and Marine Corps based on service resulting in death or disability from the end of the Revolutionary War period up to the Civil War. Old War Index to Pension Files (T316, 7 rolls).
2)The 2nd series Pension application files -- those based on the acts of 1871 and 1878. These acts, based on length of service alone, relate mostly to militia veterans called to federal service.The 1871 act provided pensions to veterans who had served at least sixty days or to their widows if they had married before 1815. The 1878 act provided pensions to those veterans, or their widows, who only served fourteen days. By the time these acts were passed, most applicants were widows or minors rather than veterans themselves. While the pension files are not on microfilm, an informative index showing much data has been microfilmed as Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (M313, 102 rolls).
In the decades after the War of 1812, volunteer units often served during Indian hostilities. The men who served (or their heirs) received bounty land and sometimes pensions.
To obtain their records, it is not necessary to know the specific Indian war. National Archives Application asks for "Indian War Pensions for 1816-1850". See claims abstracted in "Some Georgia Bounty Land Grantees 1854-1856", National Genealogical Society Quarterly 73 (1985): 297-303.
Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-58. National Archives.
OCONEE INDIAN WAR of 1780s and 1790s
SEMINOLE WARS (Florida Wars)
Seminole War of 1818
Seminole War of 1827
Seminole War of 1837
Last Seminole War
The Seminole War of 1818 was short-lived, but was laced with many notable people. General Andy Jackson, the Tennessee, for whom Jacksonville, FL. was named, and later became President of the United States, was the leader of the expedition to punish the Seminoles.
An 1832 treaty, negotiated with a few chiefs, was not accepted by the majority of tribe. This group led by Chieftain Osceola baffled the US Army for years in the Everglades.
School curriculum on Creek Indian Wars
Selected Creek Letters 1825-1829
Damages Filed with Federal Govt against the Creek Indians. Contributed by Desmond Harp
I was able to learn a great deal about my GA Ancestor through the military-bounty-pension files for this war!
Burial of a few Creek War Soldiers-June, 1836
Cherokee Removal of 1838
(They or their widows qualified for bounty lands prior to 1855 and for pensions starting in the 1870s.
James Turner HARMON served as a Private in Capt. Dearing's Co., Lauderdale Battalion, Tennessee Mounted Infantry, during the Cherokee War. He enrolled on 1 Nov. 1837 and mustered out on 10 May 1838.
History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v2. Counties and Commanders, Part One. Indexed. The militia histories of fifteen counties, CHATHAM, BURKE, JEFFERSON, TATTNALL, BALDWIN, MORGAN, JASPER, MONROE, BIBB, WARE, PIERCE, CAMPBELL, SUMTER, COBB, and FLOYD, placing them in the pertinent political and economic contexts in which they existed. Each chapter is richly documented with biographical and genealogical information on men and women residing in the county. Company roster and payrolls are attached in numerous cases. These pages contain a veritable genealogical treasure throve, since some counties have lost most if not all of their early public records. 385 pg $45
History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v3. Counties and Commanders, Part Two. Indexed. The militia histories of twelve counties: BLYNN, CAMDEN, EFFINGHAM, WASHINGTON, COLUMBIA, LINCOLN, CLARKE, HABERSHAM, MUSCOGEE, THOMAS, COLQUITT, and LOUNDES, placing them in the same contexts as those in Volume 2. Of these counties, several have lost most if not all of their early public records. Company rosters and payrolls are also attached in numerous cases. 400 pg $45.00
History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v4. Companies. Indexed. The histories of
twenty-five representative volunteer companies, with rosters where pertinent. Among
them are the GEORGIA HUSSARS, REPUBLICAN BLUES, MCINTOSH LIGHT DRAGOONS, MACON VOLUNTEERS,
CRAWFORD VOLUNTEERS, FORT GAINES GUARDS, ALBANY GUARDS, and GATE CITY GUARD, and for
genealogist include units in counties that have lost their early records, such as
Crawford, Dougherty, and McIntosh Counties. Military and political historians will
appreciate the account of the filibuster in Georgia: Lopez, Gonzales, the Order of
the Lone Star, "the Grey-Eyed Man of Destiny", Henningsen, and the Knights of the
Golden Circle. In addition, there is included a chapter on the military history of
the Beaufort District, South Carolina. 375 pg $45
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