May 1, 1809, Abram CLARK was appointed captain of a militia company in St. Clair County. The following appointments followed:
May 2, William WHITESIDE, major; William B. WHITESIDE, captain
May 3, Elias RECTOR,adjutant general; Sadrach BOND, Jr., lieutenant colonel commanding; John MOREDOCK, major; Elihu MATHER, adjutant of the St. Clair regiment; Jean BEAULEAU, Etienne PINCENNEAU, John SCOTT, James MOORE, William PREUITT, Francois RACINE, Henry Munroe FISHER, James STOCKTON and Franklin JARVIS, captains; George DEMENT, Joseph MANEGLE, George ATCHISON, Enoch MOORE, first of a cavalry company; Jacob OGLE, second of a cavalry company; John TEATERS, Pierre LIZJE, Samuel KINNEY, Samuel JUDY and Isaac FERGUSON, lieutenants; and William BLAIR, Henry MACE, cornet of a cavalry company; William SCOTT, Jr., Baptiste SAUCIER, Francois DERNETTE and Harry COOK, ensigns of the St. Clair county regiment.
May 4, Michael BRISBOIS, lieutenant, and John MARIC, cardinal ensign of a company at Prairie du Chien.
Mary 5, David ANDERSON, captain of a company in Randolph County.
May 6, Pierre MENARD, lieutenant colonel commandant; Robert ROBINSON, major; Giles HULL, Thomas LEAVENS and Antoine LA CHAPPELLE, captains; John WORLEY, Absalom COX, William GOINGS, Jesse GRIGGS and James HUGHES, lieutenants; and Daniel HULL, William MCBRIDE and Benjamin VERMILLION, Jr., ensigns; all for Randolph County.
The following list contains the names of all officers of the militia appointed from Governor Edwards' induction into office to the close of the war and the subsequent disturbances, until the treaty of 1815 at Portage des Sioux, after which the territory relapsed into tranquility.
May 7, Andrew BARBEAU, captain; Pierre LECOMPTE, lieutenant, for Randolph County.
May 17, Michael JONES, adjutant of regiment of Randolph county, and Antoine LACHANCE, ensign.
June 23, a new battalion of militia having been formed in that part of Randolph county, lying on the Ohio River, Governor Edwards directed the commanding officers of companies therein to hold elections for the purpose of electing captains and for the recommendation of a major.
Governor Edwards having returned to assume the duties of his office, and learning that some of the officers of the militia were in many ways unworthy the commands to which action Governor Pope had appointed them, it was resolved to call an election whereby the men could select officers whose names were to be submitted to the Governor for appointment. This general order was issued on July 4, and from the immediate and continued appointments to office in the militia, it is to be presumed the elections were duly held.
Of course, Governor Edwards was Commander-in Chief.
His different aids, were Nicholas JARROT, William RECTOR, William MEARS and Shadrach BOND, Jr.
Brigadier General, William RECTOR
The general's aids, John H. ROBINSON and David ANDERSON
Brigade inspector, Benjamin STEPHENSON
Adjutant general, Elias RECTOR and Robert MORRISON
His aid, Thomas T. CRITTENDEN
The first and third (the new one for the Ohio and Wabash country) regiments were from Randolph county; the second was from St. Clair county, the officers of which appear to have been as follows:
FIRST REGIMENT (consisting of two Battalions)
Colonel, Michael JONES, who was subsequently removed, and Thomas LEVIN was made lieutenant colonel commanding.
Majors, Thomas LEVANS (LEVIN), James HUGHES, Isaac WHITE and Pierre LACONT (LECOMPTE)
Adjutants, David ANDERSON and Elihu MATHER
Quarter master, Ezra OWENS
Provost marshal, John MCFERRON
Fife major, Benjamin FORT
Captains, Stace MCDONOUGH, Robert GASTON, Philip TRAMMEL, James FORD, Hamlet FERGUSON, William SIMPSON, John BEARD (who resigned), Philip FOUKE, William ALEXANDER, Pierre LECOMPTE, Absalom COX, Otho LEWIS (who resigned), John LACEY (who resigned), Owen EAVANS, William BOONE, Jacob FISHER, John COCHRAN (who resigned), Jesse GRIGGS, Clement DRURY (who resigned), Samuel LEVERING vice Philip FOUKE removed, Philip FOUKE reappointed, Ajalon DILLINGHAM, William C. GREENUP, vice LEVERING, deceased, Henry LEWIS, vice FOUKE moved away, Gabriel DUSCHER and John COCKRAN (spelled COCHRAN above).
Lieutenants, Jacob FISHER, Thomas ROBERTS, Jesse GRIGGS, Clement DRURY, Isaiah LEVANS, William MCBRIDE, Nicholas H. STEPHENSON, John HIBBINS, Francis WHEATLY, Samuel LEVERING, William EVERETT, George STEELE, Bazil LEVENS, Antoine LOUVIER, William C. GREENUP vice Samuel LEVERING promoted, John THOMAS, Philip ROCHBLAVE, vice GREENUP promoted, Henry CONNOR, Elias BANCROFT, Antoine BLAY, Jr., Antoine BLAY, Sr. and Hypolite MENARD.
Ensigns, Thomas WANLEY, John HILL, Antoine LOUVIER, William EVERETT, Antoine DANIS, John PILLARS, George STEELE, Dickinson GARRETT, John MURPHY, James SMITH, James GILL, Joseph Z. WAMSATT, James LEE, Henry CLENDENNEN, Philip ROCHBLAVE, Samuel VERMILLION (who resigned), Adam WOOLWRICK, William WORLEY, Thomas V. SWEARINGEN, Jacob BOWERMAN, Otho LEWIS and Henri ROCHBLAVE.
Quarter master's sergeant, Clement C. CONWAY
SECOND REGIMENT (St. Clair county)
Consisting of three battalions, one of them called "The Light Infantry"
Colonel, William WHITESIDE
Majors, John MOREDOCK, William PRUEITT, Samuel JUDY
Adjutants, James SMITH, William B. WHITESIDE (who resigned)and Samuel JUDY
Surgeon, Trueman TUTTLE
Provost Marshal, Simon VANOSDAL
Judge Advocate, Russell E. HICCOCK
Bugler, Simon WHEELOCK
Captains, Amos SCOTT (Squires), Jean BEAULIEU, Etienne PINCENNEAU, John SCOTT, William PREUITT, Samuel JUDY, Toliver RIGHT, Abraham CLARK, Jacob SHORT, Abraham STALLIONS, John LOWTON, William EDES, Valentine BRAZIL, Samuel WHITESIDE, Edward EBERT, Jean Baptiste DUFORD, Solomon PREUITT, Isaac GRIFFIN, William SAVAGE, James D. THOMAS, NAthaniel JOURNEY, vice William EDES, resigned, Isaac FERGUSON, Henry COOK, vice JUDY, promoted, and Nicholas CHURZO (JOURANGE?)
Lieutenants, Joseph MANEAGLE, Pierre LIZE,William MCDANIEL, William GILHAM, Valentine BRAZIL, Henry COOK, Solomon PRUEITT, Abraham STALLIONS, Moses QUICK, Jacob OGLE, John VAUGHN, Andrew BANKSON, Daniel PRIMM, John LINDLEY, James BRADSBY, Josiah ROBERTS, Pierre MARTAN, John GOINGS, Titus GREGG, Samuel ALLEN, Isaac GILHAM, vice COOK, promoted, and Hypolite MAILLETTE.
Ensigns, John B. SAUCIER, Nicholas FARGEON, Phillip RADER, James DUETT, James BRADSBY, Samel WHITESIDE, Thomas ROTTER, James THOMAS, William GRIFFIN, Christopher BARNHART, Thomas GREENE, Titus GREGG, Augustus PINSINO (probably PINCENNEAU), George MITCHELL, Isaac GILHAM, Peter AGGONER, Marshall HAWKINS, John SCOTT, vice BARNHART, Samuel GILHAM, vice Isaac GILHAM, promoted, Samuel SWAGERT, Elijah TALBOT and William BRADSHAW.
Major John MOREDECK
Capt. Jacob SHORT
Capt. John SCOTT
Capt. Abraham STALLIONS
Capt. Edward EBART
Capt. James B. MOORE
Major Samuel JUDY
Capt. Amos SQUIRES
Capt. Samuel WHITESIDE
Capt. Solomon PREUITT
Capt. Henry COOK
Capt. Cale JOURANGE
Major William PREUITT
Capt. Valentine BRAZIL
Capt. Isaac GRIFFIN
Capt. Nathaniel JOURNEY
Shoel Creek Company
THIRD REGIMENT (Consisting of two battalions)
Colonel, Isaac WHITE
Majors, Philip TRAMMEL, Hamlet FERGUSON, Owen EVANS and William SIMPSON
Adjutant, Henry KENYON
Paymaster, Francis LEACH
Quarter Master, John MURGLY
Surgeon, Henry OLDHAM
Surgeon's Mate, Thomas SHANNON
Drum Major, John ORMSBY
Fife Major, James HENSLEY
Quarter Master's Sergeant, John CHOISER
Seargeant Major, John CAMPBELL
Captains, Willis HARGRAVES, James TROUSDALE, Joseph MOTT, William ACORN, who died from his wounds, Thomas GRIFFITH, Leonard WHITE, John COOPER, William MCHENRY, vice MOTT removed; Lewis BARKER, vice COOPER resigned, Thomas WILLIAMS, David SNODGRASS, resigned; Thomas GREEN, John COLE, James FOX, Rice SAMS and John BRADSHAW
Lieutenants, Joseph RILEY, resigned; Adrian DAVENPORT, Jr., David SNODGRASS, Arthur JOURDAN, Gabriel TITSWORTH, Thomas WELLS, Henry KENYON, did not accept; Eirey (probably Ira) LEDBETTER, Frederick BUSEL, vice DAVENPORT, resigned; William H. RAMSEY, Jarrot TRAMMEL, vice JORDAN, removed; William MAXWELL, James SIMPSON, resigned; James FOX, Samuel WATERS, Samuel MCGOWAN, William HUGHES, Thomas WHITAKER, Levi HUGHES, Thomas REID, Martin HARWICK, Vincent LARKINS, Lewis MCMILLAN, John PATTERSON and Daniel T. COLEMAN.
Ensigns, William SIMPSON, Jr., Irvin WILSON, Jarrard (probaby Jarrot) TRAMMEL, Jr., Edward PRATOR, Samuel WATERS, Walker DANIEL, John FORESTER, resigned; William THRASH, John SCROGGIN, vice PORTER; Edward PRATHER, Curtis ANDERSON, David TUDE, Dickenson GARRETT, William MAXWELL, John BUSHFIELD, John HARGRAVE, Leonard WALLER, John HOGAN, William MCFALLRIDGE, John TWEEDY, Stephen KIRKENDAL and Irvail BORIN.
About Nov. 28, 1811, the Fourth regiment was organized from the Wabash country, which consisted of two battalions, one of them "The Rifle Company" for which the following officers were elected and later appointed by Governor Edwards:
Lieutenant Colonel, commanding, Philip TRAMMEL
Majors, James FORD and Willis HARGRAVE
Adjutant, George E. HART
Paymaster, Francis WHEATLEY
Quarter Master, John MURPHY
Quarter Master's Sergeant, John CHOISER
Surgeon, Henry OLDHAM
Surgeon's Mate, Thomas SHANNON
Judge Advocate, James RATCLIFF
Provost Marshal, Adrian DAVENPORT
Drum Major, John ORMSBY
Fife Major, Nathan MAYS
Captains, Leonard WHITE, Lewis BARKER, William MCHENRY, Thos. E. CRAIG, John GRAVES, John WICKS, James STEELE, Benjamin WILSON, James A. WHITESIDE and James MCFARLIN, vice WILSON, resigned.
Lieutenants, Jarrot TRAMMEL, Frederick BUCKS, Asa LEDBETTER, William R. ASHLEY, John CAMPBELL, James DAVENPORT, Alfred WOOD and Edmond ROSE.
Sergeant Major, Absalom ASHLEY
Ensigns, James BRADBURY, William MAXFIELD, John SCROGGINS, John DAMERWOOD, John LUCAS, William MCCORMICK, Joshua WILLIAMS, Elbert ROSE and Elisha GORDON.
Thus stood the field and staff roster of the Illinois militia on June 18, 1812, when war was declared between this country and Great Britain.
On Sept. 14, 1812, Governor Edwards, by proclamation, set off the counties of Madison, Gallatin and Johnson.
Subsequent to the declaration of war, as changes were needed in the four regiments, they were made by Governor Edwards down to Dec. 6, 1815, as follows
Captains, James CREATH, William BOONE, George FRANKLIN, Henry BARBEAU (resigned), Archibald MCNABB, John COCKRAN, Otho LEVANS, Absolom BRADSHAW, Thomas ROBERTS, William BELDERBACK, Absolom COX (independent company mounted volunteers).
Lieutenants, George FRANKLIN, John LACEY, William BELDERBECK (2d Lt.), James CLENDENIN, Adam WOOLRICK, Samuel RANER, John BELDERBACK, Amos PAXTON, Archibald STEELE, David ANDERSON, Geo. CREATH, William MCBRIDE.
Ensigns, James CLENDENIN, John BELDERBACK, Archibald STEELE, Francois MENARD, Amos PAXTON, James CLARK, John WOOTON, John SYKES, John VANCE, Samuel MANSKER, Cyrus FULTON.
Judge Advocate, John MCFERRON
Provost Marshal, Jacob FISHER.
Surgeon, George FISHER
Surgeon's Mate, William REYNOLDS
Colonel, Samuel JUDY
Majors, John SCOTT, Amos SQUIRE
Captains, William JONES, Ephraim WOODS, Augustus TROTIER, August PINCONNEAU, Samuel JUDY (an independent company), Enoch MOORE, William ARUNDELL, John STUNTZ, John D. THOMAS, Thomas PULLUM, Robert GILL.
Lieutenants, Hugh WALKER, John SPRINGER, Louison PAROIS, John GIGER, Thomas COX, R. C. GILHAM, William M. GOING, Eli SAVAGE, J. PREUITT, Jacob CLARKE, John JARVIS, Jr., Joseph DUNCAN.
Ensigns, William CROWNSUR, Thomas FINLEY, Baptiste SHAMERGER, Thomas COX, Thomas NICHOLSON, Etienne DOUZA, James CHAMBERS, Henry CARR.
Surgeon, James R. EUSTIS
Judge Advocate, John REYNOLDS
Major, Thomas GRIFFITH
Captains, John F. SMTH, Daniel T. COLEMAN, James B. BAILEY, William THORNTON, Martin HARRICK, John SHULTZ, Thomas LAWRISON.
Lieutenants, John HARRIS, Ebenezer KEALOUGH, John TWEEDY, Stephen SMITH, William HICKAM, William RICHY, James FISHER, James JOHNSON.
Ensigns, Nathan LONGSTON, William JOHNSTON, John WHITAKER, Isaac BORIN, William TRIPP, John SHULTZ, John FISHER, Robert MILLER.
Colonels, Willis HARGRAVE (vice Ph. TRAMMEL, resigned).
Majors, Thomas E. CRAIG, Leonard WHITE
Captains, Jarrot TRAMMEL, Harrison WILSON, John G. DAMEWOOD, Joseph PUMROY, Daniel BOLTINGHOUSE, Moses GARRETT.
Lieutenants, John FORESTER, Samuel W. KIMBERLY, Archibald ROBERTS, Henry STUM, S. CLAYTON, Nathan CLAMPET, Seth HARGRAVE, John TOWNSEND, John COMPTON.
Ensigns, Harrison WILSON, John G. WILSON, James HODGKINS, Wyatt ADKINS, Hiram TEDWELL, William EUBANKS, Samuel HARGRAVE, George VINEY and James CHISM.
Paymaster, Leonard WHITE
Adjutant, Henry KENYON
Surgeon's Mate, Walter WHITE
Aide-de-Camps to Commander-in-Chief, Nelson RECTOR, Hugh H. MAXWELL
Adjutant General, Benjamin STEPHENSON, William ALEXANDER.
Chaplain, Joshua OGLESBY
Capt. George KENNEDY, at Prairie du Chien; Liet. James KENNEDY, same.
ROSTERS: By reason of frequent enlistments, discharges and re-enlistments among the militia, it has been found almost impossible to place before the reader any systematic statements of their services or complete rosters of the various companies; but such records as we have at hand are here reproduced
Payroll of Capt. William ALEXANDER, Randolph County, Illinois Territory
Capt. Henry COOK's company, Inspected at Cahokia
Capt. John SCOTT's third company
Capt. Jacob SHORT's company, muster roll
Capt. James B. MOORE's first company
Capt. James B. MOORE's second company, St.Clair County, Illinois Territory
Mounted Riflemen, commanded by Ensign Samuel WHITESIDE, St. Clair county muster roll
Volunteer compnay of the mounted riflemen, commanded by Captain Samuel WHITESIDE
Muster roll of general staff officers
Muster roll and inspection of the First Regiment Militia
Muster roll of a company of volunteer ruflemen, Capt. Thomas E. CRAIG
Capt. Willis HARGRAVE's
In a morning report of Sept. 12th, 1812, made at Camp Russell, "of the troops under the command of Maj. Benjamin STEPHENSON," it will be found that Maj. STEPHENSON's command for that date comprised the companies of Captains James B. MOORE, W. B. WHITESIDE, Absalom COX, Jacob SHORT, Willis HARGRAVE, Samuel WHITESIDE, Nathaniel JOURNEY, and Amos SQUIRES, with an aggregate of 570 men.
In another "morning report" dated Oct. 10th 1812, we find "troops under the command of Lieut. Col. WHITESIDE" to have been the companies of Captains N. RAMSEY, Thos. E. CRAIG, Willis HARGRAVE, Absalom COX and James TROUSDALE, with a combined force of 316 men; the staff return on the back of which included, present: one surgeon, on surgeon's mate, one adjutant, one sergeant major, and one judge advocate.
Muster roll of mounted militia, Philip TRAMMEL commanding
Capt. Dudley WILLIAM's company
Capt. JUDY's Spy Company
Muster roll of regimental and staff officers
Muster roll of detachment
of rangers, Sergt. James N. FOX (Johnson County)
Letter from N. Edwards, regarding elected men for additional companies of Rangers
Capt. James B. MOORE's 3rd company
Capt. Jacob SHORT's company, muster roll of mounted rangers
Capt. William BOON's company, muster roll of mounted of volunteers, Randolph county
Capt. Nathan CHAMBERS' company, muster roll of militia
Lieut. Daniel G. MOORE's company of volunteer infantry
Capt. William JONES' company of volunteer infantry
Capt. James B. MOORE's 4th
The following interesting document, taken from Brink's "History of Madsion County," is reproduced for its value in dates and names:
"Edwardsville, September 24, 1814
SIR--This day there was an election held at this place for a captain and first and second lieutenants, by the volunteers that have of late been raised in consequence of your request to Isam GILLHAM and J. G. LOFTON, Esq. The company detained the election until about the 4 of the o'clock in the afternoon in hopes we would have been joined by Mr. STOUT and a party from that neighborhood. On being disappointed, we proceeded to elect John G. LOFTON, Captain, Thomas KIRKPATRICK, 1st Lieutenant, and Samuel G. MORSE, 2d Lieutenant, and intend when orders are received, to elect the balance of the officers, so as to dispose of the officers in each settlement which may join. We assure your Excellency that the old men have volunteered with a spirit that reflects an honor on the old veterans of '76. The notice of the election was so short in this settlement that the people had not general notice, but there remains no doubt but the company will be complete before this reaches you, there are 70 on the list now. The above officers were elected by a unanimous vote.
Very respectfully, yours,
Judges of the Election"
Capt. BOULTINGHOUSE's company, the last men called to service
The following information was donated byKevin:
From administration records of Daniel Gilmore estate, March 1815, Madison County, IL. Camp Russell is also mentioned in these records.
"Due Robert Means thirty five Dollars in Cash When I Draw my Money as a Ranger under Capt. Callay first pay Day as witness my hand and this 20th Day of Feb 1815.
Daniel Gilmore seal
I 'think' Capt. Callay could be Capt. Kelley.
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