Every name tells a story. For the last decade, the USS Constitution Museum has discovered and compiled the stories of the nearly 1,200 individuals who served on “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812. For some, many details of their exciting lives survive. Others are lost to history, leaving only their names, ranks, and dates of service to be extracted from muster rolls and log books. A team of researchers and volunteers has converted the masses of primary documents into readable biographical profiles.
Those interested in the story of an ancestor may acquire printouts of these pages for $25 each. The documents will serve as a cherished reminder of forbearers who proudly served their country. To order, please send check or money order for $25 to:
USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA 02129-0215
Checks may be made out to USS Constitution Museum. Be sure to include the name and ID number of the individual in whom you are interested.
Note: In most instances the rank or rate given is the highest position the individual achieved during his time on the ship. A Marine officer may have been a colonel later in life, but he was only a lieutenant during the war. The spellings of names vary considerably from document to document. The names in the list represent the most common variants.