War of 1812 Pension File

War of 1812 Pension File

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Pension files usually tell information about his service in the war, his life after the war, and details about his family.  These are available not only for soldiers of the War of 1812, but for most of the wars that were fought in the 1800s.


 Details & Terms

  • You will receive full color images of the records, delivered electronically.  
  • Please allow for 6-8 weeks at the most for delivery, but in many cases it will be shorter than that. 
  • These are only available for soldiers alphabetically S-Z.  The others have been either been scanned and uploaded on to, or they have been puled aside for future digitization.     
  • Please be sure you submit the correct details.  We're not responsible if you order the wrong soldier.  If you have a War of 1812 ancestor, but you're not sure what's available to order, click here and we can help you start the process.


Please input as much information as you know about your soldier, below OR upload a copy of the pension index card, if you have it, when ordering.  These are searchable on's 1812 Pension Index.

(Please submit the soldier's name, even if you're submitting a pension index card.)