Bette James Allen served in the U.S. Army in Captain Absalom Martin’s company of the 27th Regiment of US Infantry. This regiment was organized under the act of 29 January 1813. Under the act of 30 March 1814 the regiment was disbanded and the remaining men were transferred to the 19th Regiment of US Infantry. Both regiments were formed in Ohio. I have a history of both regiments. His service record can be obtained from the National Archives by filling out NAFT Form 86 (Military Service Records)and mark “regular” for army service in Box 6 (Kind of Service). The National Archives has the consolidated enlistment rosters for all of the U.S. Army regiments that served during the war in book form. This book is called the Records of the Men Enlisted in the U.S. Army Prior to the Peace Establishment, May 17, 1815. This book contains the name and rank of each enlisted personnel, his regiment, his company commander’s name, his regimental commander’s name, a physical description of your ancestor plus his peacetime occupation, where he was born (county and state, or country), where he enlisted and the period of enlistment, and any additional remarks. All of the columns may not be filled in. A page from this book will be sent to you as your ancestor’s service record.
Eric Johnson Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio