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War of 1812 Resources


Melish, John.  A Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States . . .[including]  Map and Description of the seat of War in North America.  Philadelphia:  G. Palmer, 1818.  Call no.  Vault 912.7352  M48mi  1813.


Dodds, Gilbert F.  Bibliography of the War of 1812.  Columbus, OH:  Franklin County Historical Society & Museum, 1961.  Call no. 016.9735  D66b.

Fredriksen, John C.  Free Trade and Sailor’s Rights:  A Bibliography of the War of 1812.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1985.  Call no. 016.9735  F874f.


Adams, Henry.  History of the United States of America.  New York:  C. Scribner’s Sons, 1889-1891, 9 vols.  Call no. 973.4 A2 (SSER)

American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States.  Washington:  Gales and Seaton, 1832-1861, 38 vols.  Call no. 973 U5a (BHC B-level, Stack 12 N)

Anthony Wayne Parkway Board.  Papers on the War of 1812 in the Northwest.  Call no. 977  O45p  nos. 1-6.

Borneman, Walter R.  1812:  The War that Forged a Nation.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2004.  Call no. 973.52  B645e.

Brackenridge, Henry Marie.  History of the Late War, between the United States and Great Britain,  Baltimore, MD:  Cushing & Jewett, 1845.  Call no. 973.52  B72h7.

Brant, Irving.  James Madison.  Indianapolis, IN:  Bobbs-Merrill, 1941-1961, 6 vols.  973.51 M265B7 (SSER)

Coles, Harry Lewis.  The War of 1812.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1965.  Call no. 973.52  C679.

Cullum, George Washington.  Campaigns of the War of 1812-15, against Great Britain, sketched and criticized.  New York:  J. Miller, 1879.  Call no. 973.524  C89c.

Dudley, William S., ed.  The Naval War of 1812:  A Documentary History.  Washington, D.C.:  Naval Historical Center, 1985, 3 vols.  Call no. 973.525 N227 (SSER)

Everest, Allan Seymour.  The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley.  Syracuse, NY:  Syracuse University Press, 1981.  Call no. 973.523 E93w (SSER)

Gilpin, Alec Richard.  The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest.  East Lansing, MI:  Michigan State University Press, 1958.  Call no. 973.5231  G427w.

Hammack, James Wallace.  Kentucky and the Second American Revolution:  The War of 1812.  Lexington, KY:  University Press of Kentucky, 1976.  Call no. 973.52469 H184k (SSER)

Hickey, Donald R.  The War of 1812:  A Forgotten Conflict.  Chicago:  University of Illinois Press, 1989.  Call no. 973.52 H526w.

Horsman, Reginald.  The War of 1812.  New York:  A. A. Knopf, 1969.  Call no. 973.52  H788w.

Ingersoll, Charles Jared.  Historical Sketch of the Second War between the United States of America and Great Britain Declared by Act of Congress, the 18th of June 1812 and Concluded by Peace the 15th of Febraury 1815.  Philadelphia:  Lee and Blanchard, 1845-1849, 2 vols.  Call no. 973.52 I47h 

---------------------------.  History of the Second War between the United States of America and Great Britain.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852, 2 vols.  Vault 973.52  I47h2

Jacobs, James Ripley.  The War of 1812:  A Compact History.  New York:  Hawthorn Books, 1969.  Call no. 973.52  J153w.

Lemmon, Sarah.  Frustrated Patriots:  North Carolina and the War of 1812.  Chapel Hill, NC:  University of North Carolina Press, 1973.  Call no. 975.6052 L543f.

Lossing, Benson John.  The Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812.  New York:  Harper & Bros., 1869.  Call no. 973.52  L89.

Mahan, Alfred Thayer.  Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812.  Boston:  Little, Brown, & Co., 1905.  Call no. 973.52  M27.

May, George S.  War 1812.  Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1962.  Call no. 977.4m16  M451w.

Naveaux, Ralph.  Invaded on All Sides:  The Story of Michigan’s Greatest Battlefield Scene of the Engagements at Frenchtown and the River Raisin in the War of 1812.  Marceline, MO:  Wadsworth, 2008.  Call no. 977.403  N299i.

Roosevelt, Theodore.  The Naval War of 1812; or, The History of the United States Navy During the Last War with Great Britain, to which is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans.  New York:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894.  Call no. 973.525 R67na

Sapio, Victor A.  Pennsylvania and the War of 1812.  Lexington, KY:  University Press of Kentucky, 1970.  Call no. 974.8 S241p (SSER)

Stagg, J. C. A.  Mr. Madison’s War:  Politics, Diplomacy, and Warfare in the Early American Republic, 1783-1830.  Princeton, NJ:  Princeton University Press, 1983.  Call no. 973.5 S71m (SSER)

Sugden, John.  Tecumseh’s Last Stand.  Norman, OK:  University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.  Call no. 973.52  S947t.

Tucker, Glenn.  Poltroons and Patriots:  A Popular Account of the War of 1812.  Indianapolis, IN:  Bobbs-Merrill, 1954, 2 vols.  Call no. 973.5 T796p (SSER)

Whitehorne, Joseph W. A.  While Washington Burned:  The Battle for Fort Erie, 1814.  Baltimore, MD:  Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co. of America, 1992.  Call no. 973.52371  W587w.

Wilder, Patrick.  Battle of Sackett’s Harbour, 1813.  Baltimore, MD:  Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co. of America, 1994.  Call no. 973.5235  W645b.

Yanik, Anthony J.  The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812In Defense of William Hull.  Detroit, MI:  Wayne State University Press, 2011.  Call no. 977.403 Y16f.

Juvenile Books

Howes, Kelly King.  War of 1812.  Detroit:  UXL, 2002.  Call no. 973.52  H839w.

Warrick, Karen Clemens.  The War of 1812:  “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”  Berkeley Heights, NJ:  Enslow, 2002.  Call no. 973.52  W527w.

Biographical Files and Excerpts and Miscellanea

Cass, Lewis – call no. E&M B C2708

Hull, William – call no. E&M B H8778

Detroit – History – War of 1812, call no.  E&M 74D4 355.04

Michigan – History – War of 1812

U.S. – History – War of 1812, call no. E&M 973.52

Card Catalogs

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U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Canadian Participation

U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Claims

U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Fiction

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U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Personal Narratives

U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Poetry

U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Regimental Histories

U.S.  History – War of 1812 – Registers, Lists, etc.

Military Service Indexes

Burns, Annie Walker.  Major Index to Pension List of the War of 1812.  6 vols.  Call no. 351.505 B937m

Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, BHC film no. 849

White, Virgil D.  Index to War of 1812 Pension Files.  Waynesboro, TN:  National Historic Publishing Co., 1992, 2 vols.  Call no. 929.3 W586 1812.


Capitulation for the Surrender of Fort Detroit entered into between Major General Brock Commanding His Britannic Majesty’s forces, on the one part; and Brigadier General Hull . . . Camp at Detroit 16 August 1812.   Call no. LMS – Woodward, Augustus.

Proclamation concerning the terms of capitulation for the surrender of Detroit.  Camp at Detroit, 16 August 1812.  Call no. LMS – Woodward, Augustus.  

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