Biography and History

In 1812, New Jersey had more than 35,000 men of military age, 2,500 of them in uniformed militia companies. As the War of 1812 continued, more New Jersey militiamen were called to duty to help protect the state's coast from the British blockading fleet. When the British captured a number of coastal trading vessels between Sandy Hook and Cumberland County's Maurice River in 1813-1814, New Jersey responded by activating more militiamen. Active duty militia strength reached 3,529 men in December 1814, with thousands more drilling monthly in preparation for such duty.

Source: From the finding aid for C1215

  • John Hulick Collection. 1812-1826 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1215

    Consists of selected documents of John Hulick, who was a farmer and constable in Middlesex County, N.J., and a captain in the New Jersey Militia during the War of 1812.