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This guide will help you locate government information on the War of 1812.

Regimental History

Record of the services of Illinois soldiers in the Black Hawk war, 1831-32, and in the Mexican war, 1846-8 : containing a complete roster of commissioned officers and enlisted men of both wars, taken from the official rolls on file in the War department, Washington, D. C. With an appendix, giving a record of the services of the Illinois militia, rangers and riflemen, in protecting the frontier from the ravages of the Indians from 1810 to 1813.

Floor 3 Stacks Call number:  E 83.83 .I29

Official letters of the military and naval officers of the United States, during the war with Great Britain in the years 1812, 13, 14, and 15

Floor 3 Stacks Call number:  E351 .B82 1971 

Letters from military and naval officers during the War of 1812 copied from the originals on file in the War and Navy Departments, official public documents and the National Intelligencer. Originally published 1823. 510 pages

Historical sketch of the second war between the United States of America, and Great Britain, declared by act of Congress, the 18th of June, 1812, and concluded by peace, the 15th of February, 1815, by Charles J. Ingersoll.

Storage Basement Stacks Call number: Mfilm E169.1 .A47 1974 Reel 319.6 (request online through catalog)

Government Documents

Army Medical Department, 1775-1818

Floor 4, Docs Stacks: D 114.19:M 46/775-818/990 


The Naval War of 1812 : A Documentary History

Floor 4 Docs Stacks:   D 207.10/2:H 62 v.1-3


Against All Odds : U.S. Sailors in the War of 1812

Floor 4 Docs Stacks:   D 221.2:W 19


Online resources

National Archives Prologue Magazine "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812,"  by Stuart L. Butler

Library of Congress web "Guide to the War of 1812"