The Archives has just made a new informational circular available for researchers! NC State Archives 1812 records circular
The Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources currently has two War of 1812 books—North Carolina and the War of 1812 and Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812.
Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, North Carolina and the War of 1812. ISBN 978-0-86526-087-0 $10.00 http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/877.html
Author Sarah Lemmon examines the state’s involvement in the “Second War of American Independence” on land and at sea. Topics include the political background of the conflict, war preparations in the state, the success of officers from North Carolina in battles on the northern front, the importance of privateers, British raids on the North Carolinacoast, participation in the war against the Creek Indians, and the conclusion of the war.
Gerald W. Thomas, Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812. ISBN 978-0-86526-412-0 $15.00 http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/4120.html
Although North Carolina was not the scene of combat during the War of 1812, her residents and officials were concerned with potential British invasions and the state of defenses along the coast and inland sounds. Destitute Patriots documents in great detail the contributions and sacrifices of the citizens of Bertie County in the context of North Carolina’s preparations for war. Militiamen and regular army troops from the county lacked basic military equipment and supplies. Of particular note is the fact that many of these men did not receive their military pay until years after the end of the war.