Tennesseans in the War of 1812
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Tennesseans in the War of 1812. Sistler, Byron & Samuel. Softcover, (1992), repr.2006, 6" X 9", Alphabetical Listing, 549 pp. The War of 1812 was a defining period in the history of Tennessee. At the commencement of the War, most military action was focused on the border with Canada, but the large distance between the fighting and Tennessee forces rendered Tennessee's participation impractical, if not impossible. However, when President James Madison requested Tennessee's assistance to defend the "Lower Country," record numbers of Tennesseans volunteered, earning the unique and deserving nickname, "The Volunteer State." This work is divided into two sections...an alphabetical listing of Tennesseans who were Officers in the War of 1812, and an alphabetical listing of the Enlisted Men in the War of 1812. Included for each entry are the name, rank, regimental commander, company commander, branch of service, and, where shown, place of residence of the soldier. In addition, the authors also included other information of interest, such as date wounded or died...if while in service...whether deserted or absent with leave, or if discharged for inability to serve. There are approximately 33,000 individual soldiers documented, plus the regimental and company commanders' names for each soldier.