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Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812

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War of 1812 - Don't give up the ship
War of 1812 – Don’t give up the ship

The roster of the war of 1812 for Ohio consisted of a total of 26,280 men who enlisted from Ohio to assist the nation in this war. They comprised of 3 regiments, 464 companies, 13 cavalry troops, and 1 artillery battery. This collection has broken up this list for easier perusal by the company, troop, or battery of the soldiers.

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 1,759 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.

Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812


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