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War of 1812 collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2119

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of correspondence from the U.S. War Department concerning Indiana's role in the War of 1812 during 1812-1816. There are also pay rolls and muster rolls from the War of 1812, ranging from 1812 to 1813 (OBC065).


  • 1812-1816


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The War of 1812 began over the maritime rights of the United States as a neutral country between the conflict of France and Great Britain. Great Britain refused to repeal their blockade to allow America's access to trade with France. As a result the U.S. declared war on Great Britain in 1812, and in 1815 both countries agreed to go back to pre-war conditions.


0.07 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OBC065: War of 1812 oversize collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Jennifer Born. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/20 by Lauren Patton.
War of 1812 collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.