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The War of 1812: Historical Resources


Looking for more information on the War of 1812? The organizations and web site listed below hold a wide array of resources for the scholar, student, or anyone interested in finding out more about this critical period in American and world history. 

logo general society of the war of 1812 The General Society of the War of 1812

The General Society of the War of 1812 is dedicated to the collection and preservation of rolls, records, books, and other documents relating to the War of 1812; encouragement of research and the preservation of historical data, including memorials to patriots of that era in our national history; caring for the graves of veterans of the War of 1812; cherishing, maintenance and extension of the institutions of American freedom; and fostering of true patriotism - love of country. The General Society is a confederation of highly autonomous State Societies, all of which conform to the General Society's constitution and bylaws, and all maintain membership admission requirements, that is, eligibility and proof thereof as a descendant of a War of 1812 veteran. The General Society traces its origins to the huge collection of American militia companies which were called to meet the British thrust at Baltimore following the occupation of the National Capital.

logo national society of the daughters of 1812 National Society United States Daughters of 1812

The U.S.D. of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.

www.1812history.com 1812 History.com

This website is dedicated to make the surviving records and artefacts from this time period available to everyone. There is much to discover about the War of 1812 era.

logo military society war of 1812 Military Society of the War of 1812

The Military Society of the War of 1812 was formed 03 January 1826 by officers of the War of 1812 to press for pensions and bounty land legislation.

partner-usparks-v01 National Park Service War of 1812 Historic Preservation

In response to a call from Congress, the National Park Service has identified and documented 677 significant places associated with the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

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Fire Along the Frontier; Great Battles of the War of 1812

A great general resource for people interested in learning more about the War of 1812, and celebrating the 200th anniversary of a conflict that profoundly shaped the two great nations of North America, by Alastair Sweeny

Avalon Project at Yale Law School War of 1812 Diplomatic Documents - Yale Law School

A repository of British-American diplomacy resources including War of 1812 and associated documents.

logo american military history American Military History, Chapter 6: The War of 1812

The Army's Office of the Chief of Military History prepared this historical survey of the organization and accomplishments of the United States Army. This chapter covers the origins and major land battles of the War of 1812.

logo tennessee in the war of 1812 Brief History of Tennessee in the War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a defining period in the early history of Tennessee. For the first time, Tennessee was thrust into the national spotlight through its military and political prowess.

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Music of the War of 1812 in America

This website offers newly-published sheet music and recordings, as well as up-to-date scholarly information. It is intended for the use of teachers, students, fellow scholars and the general public interested in learning about American History through the rich and significant music of the era. The War of 1812 spawned a huge variety of songs in America.


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The Jay Heritage Center
The Jay Property in Rye is the boyhood home of New York's only native Founding Father, John Jay (1745-1829). The Jay House is being carefully restored by the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) for use as an educational facility hosting Programs in American History.



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The Knaggs Family History of Michigan and Ohio.

The Knaggs Family History of Michigan and Ohio is a valuable resource in understanding the War of 1812 and one pioneering family's involvement.


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The Massachusetts Historical Society

The Massachusetts Historical Society has a rich collection of materials relating to the War of 1812, as it was the first major military conflict that the United States was involved in after the Society's founding in 1791. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the Society is presenting a wide selection of broadsides, letters, and artifacts. 


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