Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 496, Cornelius Vanderhoof (b. 1780), War of 1812 soldier
Military record book, 1812, 0.01 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 496
Information on enlistment, pay, and clothing allotment of a private in Capt. John M. Scott's Company in the 15th Regiment, Infantry, United States Army ("The New Jersey Regiment"). This information is entered in The Soldier's Book of the United States Army (Plattsburgh, NY: Printed by A. C. Flagg, 1812).
Cornelius Vanderhoof (b. 1780) lived in Morris County, New Jersey where he was a laborer. In 1812, Vanderhoof enlisted for five years with the Fifteenth Infantry or New Jersey Regiment of the U.S. Army.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Vanderhoof ís military record book dates from 1812 and measures 0.01 linear feet. The record book is a printed book entitled The Soldierís Pocket Book of the United States Army and was possibly given to all enlisted men. The book indicates what the army gave each man including subsistence, clothing, and pay. There is ample space provided for the soldier to keep track of his pay over the length of his enlistment. A duplicate of Vanderhoof's enlistment papers is inserted in the volume.
For more information on the Fifteenth Infantry Regiment see:
Processed by James Lewis, June 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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