Rosters of Ohio Militia in the War of 1812


It has been over a hundred years since the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department published the Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. This book has been used for decades to prove the military service of Ohio militiamen who served in this conflict.

First and foremost, Rosters of Ohio Militia in the War of 1812 is not a rewrite of the 1916 book. A copy of the microfilm of the original volumes of these muster rolls, housed at the Ohio Genealogical Society’s library in Bellville, Ohio, was used to construct this book. These muster rolls were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, in September 1959. Other sources were also used in constructing this book.

Rosters of Ohio Militia in the War of 1812 organizes the Ohio Militia companies into their proper brigades, regiments, and battalions. The author has written regimental histories, showing when and where these companies served, plus information on how the Ohio militia was organized and controlled during the war.

All of the comments from the original muster rolls were not included in the original Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812. These comments include the promotion dates, if the militiaman had been killed or had died in the line of duty, if he deserted, if he was wounded, became a prisoner of war, enlisted in the U.S. Army, was absent without leave, discharged because of illness, or transferred to another company. These comments have been left in this book.

Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of seven veterans of the War of 1812, and he is the past president of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio (2008–2011). He is currently serving as the Registrar General for the General Society of the War of 1812, and has served as the Historian General (2011–2014) and the Archivist General (2014–2017) for this society.

Eric Eugene Johnson

2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 452 pp.

ISBN: 9780788403880