1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 13, 2021 2:22 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking military records of Jacob Swisher

    Marie Trichka Newbie

      How do I find the files referenced in the War of 1812 index? Thanks for guidance.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Jacob Swisher
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Trichka,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 1960 - 1960 (M313) in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that includes the card you located on Fold3. It serves as the index to the War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files in Record Group 15 that may include a case file for Jacob Swisher. Most of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. Unfortunately, a case file for Jacob or Catherine Swisher was not. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov. Please attach a copy of the index card to your email.

           

          We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that serves as and index to the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812 in Record Group 94 that may include a card for Jacob Swisher. Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email RDT1.

           

          Next, we located the series Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include the "Receipts for Pay" rolls which were not on the military service cards. It is sometimes necessary to consult this series to obtain the complete service of an individual. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact RDT1.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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