The War of 1812 has been referred to by some historians as America’s “forgotten conflict.” The contest between the United States and Great Britain, fought in the years 1812-1815, is mired in controversy in terms of causation and results. The reasons for going to war with England were ostensibly over the rights of free trade and impressment of American sailors. Other elements include American territorial expansion, economic factors, and national honor. The war has been criticized as one in which neither side won and, therefore, should never have been fought.
This page has a brief history of the Tennessee military regiments involved in the War of 1812. the listings include the official designation of the unit, a date range when the unit was active, the names of the regimental officers, and the primary county of residence of the men who served in the unit.