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War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Britain between 1812 and 1815.
Three main theaters of operation:

  • Creek War of 1813-14
  •  the British blockade
  •   British occupation of St. Marys (central Georgia militia were sent here) and Cumberland Island in 1814-15.

    Captain Tomlinson Fort's Company

    The Baldwin Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel Holt

    2nd Reg. Thomas' Company, Artillery
    Captain Jett Thomas's Artillery at Callabee Creek

    Georgia Volunteers, Newnan's Command

    Some Baldwin County Soldiers
    John Allen
    William Anderson
    Benjamin Bowers
    Nathaniel Bradford
    Green Cousins 
    John Albert Cuthberth - commanded a company of Georgia volunteer militia in the defence of the coast during the war of 1812.
    Goodwin Myrick
    Thomas Napier
    George Galphin Nowlan
    William D. Ray 
    John Robinson
    John Rutherford
    William Sanford
    Major Joel Crawford -aid to General Floyd in the Creek war, 1813-14.
    James Duncan
    Henry Franklin- died of wounds Sep. 29 1812, E. Florida
    Bailey Gill 
    John Gill . 
    Wesley Forbes 
    War of 1812, 
    FREEMAN'S SQUADRON CAVALRY, GEORGIA MIL.            PRIVATE          Roll Box:  73    Roll Exct:        602
    Methodist Preachers in Georgia 1783-1900,.Lawrence, Harold, ed an compiler, Boyd Publishing, 1984 p. 189.
    "Forbs, Wesley (1787-10-7-1853) d. Leon Co., FL; m/Elizabeth Ponder (1805-1-25-1849) dau.of Hezekiah & Ann Ponder of Camden Co., GA. *nv Forbes.
    (L) GEORGIA CONFERENCE: 1836  Recommended elder but not elected."
    NOTE: Wesley was living in Putnam Co, GA (formed from Baldwin) when he sold land in Laurens Co in 1817.
    Sharon Dean Lee
    Captain Tomlinson Fort (Florida)
    General John Scott
    Wm. F. Scott - Freeman's Squadron Cav. Ga. Mil.. 
    James Smith
    Tilman Snead
    James Spalding
    Joseph Stovall
    General Jett Thomas
    Fleming Grantland
    Jacob Gumm
    Augustin Harris
    Walton Harris
    Samuel Jackson 
    Seaborn Jones
    Elisha King
    Fielding Lewis 
    John B. Moran
    John Sherrod Thomas
    Andrew Nicholas Torrence
    William Howard Torrance (fought in Florida)
    Daniel Tucker
    William Whitaker
    William Williamson
    If you have a soldier to list here please email me and I will add him to the list.

    Search for Graves at Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc.

    The War of 1812       The War of 1812 and Georgia

    Captain Tomlinson Fort's Company

    Captain Jett Thomas'  Artillery Company
    at Calabee Creek

    Georgia in the War of 1812 - Military Action

    Battle of Autossee

    Fort Hawkins

    War of 1812 Militiary  Records at National Archives

    War of 1812 Pay Roll Virginia Soldiers

    Georgia National Guard Records at Georgia Archives (archived link)

    Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812

    1821 Land Lottery       War of 1812 Forum

    Military Marker for Veteran


    The best source on Georgia units in the War of 1812 is a recently published book "History of the Georgia Militia, 1783 - 186l," by Gordon Burns Smith, Gordon Burns Smith - published 2000,  Boyd Publishing Co., Milledgeville, Ga.

    History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v1. Campaigns and Generals. Indexed. An introduction to the components of the
    General Militia and Volunteers, tracing the militia system from its organization by Oglethorpe in 1733, through the Revolutionary
    War, and then detailing each of the major conflicts in which the Georgia Militia served afterwords. Eye- witness reports
    punctuate these heavily documented accounts. Lists of units (identified by county of origin where possible) in active service
    during these campaigns are appended. For historians, the important Militia Acts of the Legislature are outlined, followed by a
    selection of General and Special Orders from the chain of command. For genealogists, a list of battalion and regimental
    designations by county is included, along with a table of organization for the 27 brigades and 13 divisions of the Georgia Militia.
    The volume closes with the biographies of the 205 Georgia Militia generals. 424 pg

    History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v2. Counties and Commanders, Part One. Indexed. The militia histories of fifteen
    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 trove, since some counties have lost most if not all of their early public records. 385 pg

    History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861 v3. Counties and Commanders, Part Two. Indexed. The militia histories of twelve
    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

    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
    GUARDS, and GATE CITY GUARD, and for genealogists 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 filibusters 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


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