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Captain William King's Company
War of 1812

 
 
1st Regiment of East Tennessee Drafted Militia
General George Doherty's Brigade
Colonel Ewen Allison's regiment
January 6, 1814 to May 18, 1814
 
  names from Tennessee Soldiers in the War of 1812, Vol. 1  
 
 clipping
Nashville Whig
January 11, 1814
 
 

In January, 1814, the first regiment started in Knoxville, Tennessee. A few men deserted on January 16.

From there they traveled to Ross's Landing (which is now Chattanooga) on the Tennessee River.

Then they went to Fort Armstrong on Rock Island in Warren County, Tennessee.

Their next stop was Fort Deposit at the southern most point of the Tennessee River in Marshall County, Alabama.

They went on to Fort Strother which was an advanced supply base at the junction of the Coosa River and Canoe Creek in St. Clair County Alabama.

Finally they went to Fort Williams, a supply depot in southeast Alabama that was built in early 1814 in preparation for the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. 

 

 
 
clipping
March 30, 1814
Nashville Whig
 
 
 

George Gross died on March 20, 1814.

On March 27, 1814, they participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. They were part of the right line of attack on the Creek fortifications. Major General Andrew Jackson's 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors. The Creek were in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War.

 
 
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April 20, 1814
Natchez Gazette

 
     
     
 

On April 28, 1814 many of the men left sick at Fort Williams.

On May 2, 1814 some of the men remained in service at Fort Strother.

 

 

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was on March 27, 1814 in what is now central Alabama. U..S forces under Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indian Red Sticks.

Name Rank Remarks
Akard, Adam   b. 1785
Allemoney, John   John Almoney on 1840 pension list age 58
Allen, William    
Anderson, Andrew    
Barnett, Charles    
Beeler, Benjamin   (1794-1877) left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814, Joseph's cousin
Beeler, Joseph, Jr.   son of Joseph Beeler and Amy Dyer, died April 28, 1814
Benham, William   deserted January 16, 1814
Bewley, Gael Cox qauartermaster promoted January 6, 1814
Blevins, Robert   left at Fort Strother in service May 2, 1814
Blevins, Russell    
Booher, Martin    
Bowdrey, Samuel 2nd Lt  
Bowlen, John A.   Bowling? left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814
Bray, Soloman 1st Corpl Left at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Brownlow, Samuel wagon master promoted January 15, 1814
Burcheart, Peter    
Bushon, George   George Bushong 1840 pension list age 48
Colbough, John    
Connole, William ensign  
Cox, Bosley    
Crawford, John   enlisted January 15, 1814
Cross, Elijah 2nd Sgt 1840 pension list age 84 living with David Cross
Cross, Joseph    
Crumley, Jacob Jr.    
Crumley, Jacob Sr.   deserted April 28, 1814
Davis, Miles    
Dyer, John    
Engle, William    
Glover, Thomas    
Gray, Joseph   left at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service , 1840 pension list age 76
Gross, George   died on March 20, 1814
Grubb, Abraham    
Hamond, Mickles    
Harklerode, Henry 4th Sgt  
Harman, Conrad   Harmon?
Harman, James   left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Hawkins, Robert    
Hinkle, George    
Hodge, John    
Hughs, James   Hughes
Hughs, Robert   Hughes
Hughs, Sterling   Hughes
Keewood, Berry   Cawood, probably Stephen Berry Cawood
Keewood, Joshua   Cawood
Kindred, Thomas   left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
King, Edward 1st Lt Left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814
King, William captain 1840 pension list age 88 living with Benjamin King
Knicely, John   left at Fort Strother on May 2 in service
Little, Valentine    
Majors, Phillip   deserted January 11, 1814
Majors, Thomas    
Mardin, Elisha   Martin?, deserted May 2, 1814
McConka, Samuel 3rd Corpl McCorkle? left at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Morgan, Soloman    
Morgan, William   left at Fort Strother May 2, 1814 in service
Morrell, Caleb Corpl. promoted March 15, 1815
Morrell, Nathan    
Myers, Frederick    
Myers, Henry    
Naten, George 1st Sgt left at Fort Strother May 2, 1814 in service
Nelson, John   enlisted 15 Jan 1814
Newton, Henry    
Payne, Samuel    
Peters, Absolom   Left at Fort Strother May 2, 1814 in service
Peters, Isaac   Left at Fort Strother May 2, 1814 in service
Philips, Charles 2nd Corpl.  
Phillips, John    
Phillips, Soloman   left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Richardson, John   Left at Fort Strother in service
Risden, Benjamin    
Roberts, John 4th Corpl  
Rodgers, Jesse    
Rodgers, William    
Scott, William    
Smith, Henry   Left at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Smith, John   Left at Fort Strother May 2, 1814
Smith, William    
Souls, William    
Stanfield, Thomas   left sick at Fort Williams April 28, 1814 in service
Steel, David    
Sweet, Alexander   enlisted January 16, 1814
Taylor, Jeremiah   absent without leave January 22, 1814
Thomas, David    
Tipton, Abraham 3rd Sgt  
Trogsel, David   Troxale
Walker, Isah    
Warren, Michael Corpl promoted March 15, 1814
Wiett, Joseph    

 

 
     
 

 

 
 

 

 
     
 

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