Rensselaer County
soldiers of the
War of 1812


Information on this page has been submitted by Joan Howe and was extracted from the book Troy and Rensselaer County, New York by Rutherford Hayner, Volume II, 1925, page 173.

Rensselaer County soldiers of the War of 1812

The second mighty struggle between America and England was coming on apace.
The US government, through several states, determined to face the issue
with a military force of the highest standard that the country could muster.

Bell, David - In 1811, Captain of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Bristol, Joel - In 1811, Captain of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Carmichael, William - In 1811, Lieut. of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Coon, Henry - In 1811, 2nd Major of Troy battalion of riflemen.

De Freest, James - In 1811, Lieut. of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Dole, Sidney - In 1811, Ensign of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Eddy, Tisdale - In June 1812, appointed 2nd Major, 9th Regiment.

Fort, Jacob - In April 1812, Commander of 8th Brigade of Infantry, 3rd Division.

Higbie, Benjamin - Captain of Troy Fusileers & Troy Invincibles, village military companies, called into service Saturday, Sep 19, 1812. They marched to Plattsburgh by orders of Gov. Tompkins. The companies captured a British reconnoitering force at the village of St. Regis in October 1812, killing 4, mortally wounding 1, & capturing 40 with their colors, two batteaux, & 38 strands of arms. The 2 companies returned to Troy in Dec., bringing with them the captured colors. On Jan 5, 1813 the companies were taken to the Capitol at Albany & formally presented to the State of New York.

Higbie, Benjamin - In 1812, Captain of Troy Invincibles, marched to Plattsburg, captured a British Reconnoitering force in Oct. 1812.

Lansing, Abraham H. - In 1811, Junior Ensign of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Livingston, Henry - In 1812, Major-General of 3rd Division.

Lyon, Oliver - Captain of Troy Fusileers & Troy Invincibles, village military companies, called into service Saturday, Sep 19, 1812. They marched to Plattsburgh by orders of Gov. Tompkins. The companies captured a British reconnoitering force at the village of St. Regis in October 1812, killing 4, mortally wounding 1, & capturing 40 with their colors, two batteaux, & 38 strands of arms. The 2 companies returned to Troy in Dec., bringing with them the captured colors. On Jan 5, 1813 the companies were taken to the Capitol at Albany & formally presented to the State of New York.

Lyon, Oliver - In 1812, Captain of Troy Fusileers, marched to Plattsburg, captured a British Reconnoitering force in Oct. 1812.

Parker, William S. - In 1811, 1st Major and Commandant of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Tracy, Jedediah - In 1811, Lieut. of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Tripp, Stephen - In 1811, Lieut. of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Warren, Stephen - In 1811, Captain of Troy battalion of riflemen.

Wool, John E. - General Wool was a distinguished Troy war hero who served in the War of 1812, the Mexican War of 1848, and the Civil War of 1861-65. Resided at SW corner of 1st & Ferry Sts. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY.



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