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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Mississippi, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data:

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 In Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi. NARA microfilm publication M678, 22 rolls. Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1762–1984, Record Group 94. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

About Mississippi, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812-1815

This database contains an index and images of compiled service records (CSRs) for volunteer soldiers who served the United States government in the War of 1812.

Compiled Service Records

Compiled service records consist of cards that record information extracted by the Adjutant General’s office about a soldier from muster rolls, payrolls, receipts rolls, returns, and other lists. A few may also include personal papers. A new card was created each time a soldier’s name appeared on a new document, and a typical CSR will include an envelope that lists a soldier’s name, rank, unit, and card numbers, followed by the cards and documents.

On the cards you’ll find details such as name, rank, unit, dates called into service and discharged, date and place where the roll was taken, pay periods, pay rate, pay due or received, and other details that can help you track your ancestor’s federal military service.

For more information about these records, consult NARA publication M678, “Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 In Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi,” which was the source for much of this description.