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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.

The War of 1812 (link)  The War of 1812 and Georgia (link)
Georgia in the War of 1812 - Military Action (link) History of the Georgia Militia (link)
Fort Hawkins (link) War of 1812 Militiary  Records at National Archives (link)
War of 1812 Pay Roll Virginia Soldiers (link) Georgia National Guard Records at Georgia Archives (archived link) 
Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812 (link) 1821 Land Lottery (link) 
 War of 1812 Forum (link) Military Marker for Veteran (link)
  • Captain Tomlinson Fort's Company, The Georgia Volunteers

  • Baldwin Dragoons/Troop of Calvary

  • Commanded by Capt. Samuel S. Steele of the 3rd Regiment, one Captain, one first and one second
    Lieutenant,  one cornett and 36 non-commissioned officers and privates in 1812. 1813 - Major - Frederick Freeman,
    Captain - Samuel S. Steele, 1st Lieut. Goodwin Myrick, 2d Lieut. Harris Allen, Cornett John Allen. 
    Goodwin Myrick was promoted to Captain in 1814. Casualities Jan 27, 1814: Sergt. Walter T. Brockman, killed; Corp. James Dick, wounded dangerously;
    Samuel Edmonson, Thomas Watts, William Johnson, Haxlewood Wilkinson, severely; Frederick Colber, John Stewart, slight. Georgia Journal Feb 2, 1814, pg 3. 

    2nd Regiment (Thomas's Company) Baldwin Artillery (link)

    The Baldwin Volunteers, Lieutenant Fannin

     Newnan's Command

    Captain Jett Thomas'  Baldwin Artillery Company 
    at Calabee Creek

  • Baldwin County Soldiers:
  • Harris Allen - 2d Lieut Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • John Allen - Cornett, Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • William Anderson
  • William Bivins
  • Brinkly Blizzard, N. C. Regiment, died 1857 
  • Benjamin Bowers
  • Nathaniel Bradford (link to grave)
  • Frederick Colber- Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary 
  • Green Cousins- 2 Regt. Jenkins Volunteers & Miltia, 1st Regt. Chambers, Ga. Militia, 3d Regt. Wimberlys Ga. Volunteers
  • Sergt. Walter T. Brockman - killed Florida 1814, 
  • Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • Major Joel Crawford-aid to General Floyd in the
  • Creek war, 1813-14.
  • John Albert Cuthberth- commanded a company of Georgia volunteer militia in the defence of the coast during the war of 1812.
  • Corp. James Dick - Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • James Duncan - Wooten's Detachment, Ga. Militia
  • Samuel Edmondson - Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • Thomas A. Eppes-  Sergeant in Newman's Command, Ga. Volunteers, Killed  Sep. 29 1812, E. Florida
  • Henry Franklin -  Newman's Command, Ga. Volunteers, died of wounds Sep. 29 1812, E. Florida
  • 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
  • Capt. Tomlinson Fort (link to grave)
  • John Gill - 3 Regt. Wimberley's Ga. Volunteers
  • Fleming Grantland (link to grave)
  • Jacob Gumm - Private 2 Regt Thomas Ga. Militia,
  • Srg. 2nd Regt. Jenkins Ga. Volunteers & Miltia
  • Augustin Harris
  • Walton Harris - Lt. Col. , 1st Regt. Harris, Ga. Militia
  • Samuel Jackson - 1st Reg. Chamber's Ga. Militia
  • William Johnson - Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • Seaborn Jones - 2nd Reg. Thomas's Ga. Miltitia, 3rd Regt. Few's Ga. Militia, Freeman's Squad. Cavalry Ga. Miltitia
  • Silas Ledbetter- 3rd Reg. Wimberley's Ga. Militia
  • James Lester Sr. 
  • Fielding Lewis-Freeman's Squad. Cavalry Ga. Miltitia
  • John B. Moran- 2nd Reg. Thomas's Ga. Miltitia
  • Goodwin Myrick-1st Lieut and Captain. Baldwin Dragoons Freeman's Squad. Cavalry Ga. Miltitia
  • Thomas Napier - 2nd Regt. Jenkins Ga. Vol. & Miltia
  • George Galphin Nowlan (link to grave)
  • William D. Ray
  • John Robinson
  • John Rutherford - 4th Reg. Booth's Ga. Militia
  • William Sanford
  • General John Scott
  • Wm. F. Scott - Freeman's Squadron Cav. Ga. Mil..
  • James Smith
  • Tilman Snead
  • James Spralding (not Spalding)
  • Captain Samuel S. Steele
  • John Stewart - Baldwin Dragoons/Troop of Calvary
  • Joseph Stovall
  • ·Elijah Sulivant-  Private 2 Regt Thomas.  Ga. Militia 
  • General Jett Thomas (link to grave)
  • John Sherrod Thomas- Capt Thomas Co. Artillery, Ga. Militia, Private-1st Lt.
  • Andrew Nicholas Torrence
  • William Howard Torrance(fought in Fla) 2 Regt Jenkins, Ga. Vols. &  Militia 
  • Daniel Tucker - Wooten's Detach. Ga. Mililitia
  • Thomas Watts - Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • William Whitaker - 4th Regmt. Booth's Ga Militia and Freeman's Squadron Cavalry Ga. miltitia (Srgt.)
  • Haxlewood Wilkinson - Baldwin Draggons/Troop of Calvary
  • William Williamson - 3rd Regt. Fews Ga Militia, 4th Reg. Jones Ga Militia 

    The best source on Georgia units in the War of 1812 is   "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 counties, CHATHAM, BURKE, JEFFERSON, TATTNALL, BALDWIN, MORGAN, JASPER, MONROE, BIBB, 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 counties: BLYNN, CAMDEN, EFFINGHAM, WASHINGTON, COLUMBIA, LINCOLN, CLARKE, HABERSHAM, 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 LIGHT DRAGOONS, MACON VOLUNTEERS, CRAWFORD VOLUNTEERS, FORT GAINES GUARDS, ALBANY 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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