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Fold3's War of 1812 Collection Free for Month of June


This month marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. To mark the bicentennial, Fold3 is offering their War of 1812 records collection free of charge for the month of June.

Records include pension files, prize cases from the southern district court of New York, letters received by the adjutant general, and service records. Of special interest to southern researchers are the pension files and Mississippi soldiers' service records.

Pension Files:
The documents in this collection include full pension application files for soldiers and sailors who served in the War of 1812, as well as for their widows and children, or other heirs. The first applications were filed by servicemen who were disabled as a result of their service, or by widows who lost a husband in the war. [Description from Fold3]
Service Records - Mississippi:
Compiled service records consist of a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and unit. The records contain card abstracts created from original muster rolls, payrolls, hospital rolls, and other regimental information. They also contain images of original documents pertaining to a particular soldier. [Description from Fold3]
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