1 Reply Latest reply on May 10, 2020 9:06 PM by Rebecca Collier Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Seeking records for Black Troops during the War of 1812


      I'm looking for records for Black troops in the war of 1812 in Louisiana. Any leads?

        • Re: Seeking records for Black Troops during the War of 1812
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Pease,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a Report Entitled "The Negro in the Military Service of the United States" in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a compilation of copies of official records, state papers, and historical extracts relating to the military status and service of colored persons from the colonial period through the Civil War. It was prepared under the direction of Adjutant General Richard C. Drum by Elon A. Woodward, Chief of the Colored Troops Division. Chapter III contains information for the War of 1812. The entire report has been microfilmed as National Archives Microfilm Publication No. M858. For access to M858, please contact the National Archives closest to you at https://www.archives.gov/locations/..


          Or you may order online at https://www.archives.gov/shop/ and click on "Request & Order Reproductions Online." Select "microfilm." Type in the microfiche publication number such as M858 and click on "search." A listing of the publication title will appear. Click on the name of the publication.  That will take you to a summary page.  On the right hand side of the page will be a pdf file. Click on "View Important Publication Details." This is a listing of the contents of the microfilm. In the middle of the summary page, click on "Continue to Order" to purchase the roll/disk in which you are interested.

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


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