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Strength of the Company

From the Roll of Oct. 16 - 18, 1812:
Present for DutyPresent SickAbsent Sick
2 Lieuts.
1 Ensign
4 Sergeants
6 corporals
2 Musicians
81 privates
4 privates1 captain
2 privates
On the roll for the period from February 8 to May 31, 1813, we find 39 officers and men present for duty, 40 officers and men were present but sick, one private was absent sick, one sergeant was on furlough; one lieutenant, one sergeant, one corporal, and four privates were dead.

ADAMS, RICHARD: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, pres. Sick on 5/31/1813 and pres. On 10/16/1813.

ANDREWS, ANDREW: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Enclosure document in his file, "Richard McRae, Capt., Petersburg Volunteers, Petersburg, 20th April, 1854: Sir: In reply to your enquiry as to the death of Andrew Andrews private of the Petersburg Volunteers, I have to state that his was the first member of the corps who fell a victim to the diseases of a severe climate--he died at Fort Meigs about the first of Feburary 1813.

BENTLY, JOSEPH R.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BENTLY, JOHN W.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BIGGER, THOMAS: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BIGNALL, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, rolls. Pres. sick on 10/16/1813 roll.

BLICK, ROBERT: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Wounded on 5/31/1813, and absent on furlough on 10/16/1813 roll.

BOOKER, DAVID: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BOOKER, GEORGE: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Died at Miami Rapids 5/12/1813, of wounds received in action on 5/5/1813.

BOOKER, RICHARD: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Promoted in the Regular Army per 5/31/1813 roll.

BRANCH, EDWARD, Jr.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BRANCH, RICHARD H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 (sick), 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BROWN, EDMUND: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Enclosure, claim for arrears under Act of August 1852, Jesse Brown widow of Edmund Brown died a member of Petersburg Volunteers. On this 22 June 1853 appeared Jesse Brown, resident of Lunenburg County wife of Edmund Brown who volunteered at Petersburg on or about 25 Oct. 1812 - wounded at Fort Meigs (no record of this in the muster rolls). In 1833 he went to Texas and died there in October 1836, leaving widow Nancy Brown (?) Now living in Halifax County and three children: Jesse Brown, Washington Brown and John Brown.

BURGE, GEORGE: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 (sick), 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

BURTON, WILLIAM: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

CABANESS, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

CHALMERS, JAMES G.: Pvt. Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 roll. Account settled on 1 October 1821 balance against him $17,127.25. Reported on 10/29/1821 as dead, representatives unknown, insolvent.

CHENIWORTH, EDWARD: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812. Due pay to Edward Cheniworth estate on 10/29/1853.

CHIEVES, WILLIAM R.: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812. Present wounded per 5/31/1813 roll. Pres. On 10/16/1813.

CLARKE, (CLARK) THOMAS: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

CLEMENTS, MOSES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

CLEMENTS, REUBEN: Pvt./Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 (as corporal) rolls. Lived at Petersburg 1850-1871, married Virginia Minitree on 12/31/1829 in Petersburg, she died on 2/17/1849. Pension statement, dated 1/15/1872: "Reuben Clements age 81 years married at Petersburg 31 December 1829, that he served the full period of 12 months in the military service of the United States in the War of 1812. "That he is the identical Reuben Clements who enlisted in Captain Richard McRae's Company better know as the Petersburg Canadian Volunteers... honorably discharged at Detroit Michigan on the 16 day of October 1813 that his said company was attached to what was called at Fort Meigs the Independent Battalion commanded by Major Alexander that the companies belonging to and constituting said Battalion were the Pittsburg Blues and the Greensburgh Blues, and that his commander in chief was Genl. Wm. H. Harrison subsequently President of the United States. That he at no time during the late rebellion against the Authority of the United States adheared to the cause of the Enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort...."

CLOUGH, GEORGE T.: Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Died at Miami Rapids on May 18, 1813 of wounds received in Action of May 5, 1813.

COGBILL, EDWARD H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

COOK, ROBERT B.: Sgt./Engisn, Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 as Sgt., 5/31/1813, (promoted to Ensign on 5/12/1813) and 10/16/1813 rolls.

COOPER, SAMUEL: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 (sick) rolls.

CRADDOCK, GEORGE: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

CURETON, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (sick) rolls. Died at Miami Rapids on June 13, 1813.

DEGRAGGENREIDT, WILLIAM: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 (sick in Petersburg), 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls. Estate of William DeGraffenreidt rec'd from Treas. Dept. 108.26, travel home from place of discharge 735 miles. Wrote his brother (Dr. Joseph Degraffenreidt of Lunenburg Co.) on 1 May 1825 that he had concluded to go to New Orleans.

DIGGES, GEORGE P.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (sick). Absent on furlough 10/16/1813 roll.

DRUMMOND, GRIEVE: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (wounded) rolls. Absent on furlough on 10/16/1813 roll.

EGGLESTON, ALFRED O.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 12th U.S. Infantry on March 30, 1813 and resigned on April 5, 1814. Still living in 1849.

ESHON, DANIEL: Musician, Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813. Enlisted in the Regular Army on 9/1/1813.

FARRAR, JAMES R.: Pvt./Asst. Surgeon, Listed on 10/28/1812 muster roll.

FRANK, JOHN: Pvt./Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (private), and 10/16/1813 (corporal) rolls.

GARY, FREDERICK: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls. Claim papers state that he married Ann T. Shackleford in Chesterfield Co., VA on 12/18/1816 and that he died in Macowpin Co., Illinois on 3/17/1841.

GAREY, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (sick) rolls. Absent on furlough on 10/16/1813 roll.

GEE, EDUMUND: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Died at Miami Rapids, 3/8/1813.

GILES, EDMUND M.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 rolls. Appointed lieutenant of Light Artillery 8/1/1813 in the Regular Army. Resigned 11/30/1814. Res. of Amelia Co., VA.

HARRISON, NATHANIEL: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. A 1/31/1833 statement says that "company went to Cleveland [Ohio] and waited there seven or eight days but Chalmers the paymaster didn't show up--went to Pittsburgh and waited ten days for Chalmers who still didn't appear and then on to Petersburg.

HARRISON, WILLIAM L. H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. A 7/30/1853 document says, "William Harrison deceased without being married; left a brother Geo. W. Harrison.

HENDERSON, JOHN: Sgt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 rolls. Promoted to Regular Army on 6/20/1813. He was born in Ireland, Sergeant 2nd Artillery Aug. 1812 to May 1813; 3rd Lieutenant 2nd Art. 5/20/1813; 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Artillery 6/26/1813; transferred to Corps of Artillery 5/12/1814; honorably discharged 6/15/1815; reinstated 12/2/1815; dismissed 4/2/1818.

HILL, JOHN C.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

HUMBERT, JACOB: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. On 31 May 1853, Circuit Court for City of Petersburg appointed John Pollard, Francis Major, William Pannill and Thomas Bond were appointed to appraise estate of Jacob Humbert, deceased.

JACKSON, JAMES: Musician, Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

JEFFERS, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Deceased by 5/31/1853.

LACY, WILLIAM: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813. Died at Miami Rapids on 6/17/1813.

LAMB, WILLIAM: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812, NFR.

LANIER, WILLIAM: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 rolls. Died at Lower Seneca on 9/9/1813.

LAVEN, DUNTON: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

LAWSON, BENJAMIN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls. Lawson sent the following to Secretary of War John Armstrong on June 4, 1814 from his home in Amelia Co., VA:
In looking over the list of officers lately published in one of the newspapers of this state I perceive my name with the rest as a second lieutenant of Artillery in the consolidation of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments of which appointment I have never been notified.
In the month of August last whilst in the service of my country as a Petersburg Volunteer then under the command of Genl. Harrison I received a letter from James Pleasants, Jr. a member of Congress from this District enclosing another from you which notified me of a appointment of a 3d Lieutenacny of Artillery in the Second Regiment--which appointment I declined to accept for the following reasons, 1st at the time of receiving it I was in a very feeble state of health and continued so for several months afterward and even had I possessed a .... I had not the frame of adaments consequently I felt myself at the time unfit for military life.
I am not a wealthy man and at the time I joined the Petersburg Volunteers I was pursuing the study of law and if I remained longer in the Army I should have been obliged to have relinquished all hopes of ever succeeding in that profession consequently I did not think a 3d Lieutenancy sufficient inducement to prompt me to remain in the army.
Thirdly I am led to believe that the recommendations which my friends forwarded to the War Office in my absence place my character in as fair a point of view as many other young men who applied for military appointments....

LEE, WILLIAM R.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

LOFTON, HERBERT C.: Pvt./Sgt. Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Promoted to Sgt. On 3/17/1813. Pres. on 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died prior to 5/31/1853, when accounts were paid.

LORRAIN, ALFRED M.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

McCLELLAN, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. ?. Pres. On 10/16/1813 roll, which says he enlisted on 10/16/1812, but this seems to be in error.

MALLORY, ROGER: Pvt./Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (as corporal), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

MANN, DAVID: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

MASON, JOSEPH: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Dead prior to 1853.

MASSENBURG, NICHOLAS: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812. MWIA on 5/5/1813, and died at Miami Rapids on 5/10/1813.

MIDDLETON, BENJAMIN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

MILES, SAMUEL: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. On 5/31/1813. Died at Sandusky, OH on 9/6/1813.

MULLEN, ANTHONY: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

MUMFORD, EDWARD: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (sick). Discharged on 9/13/1813.

NOBLES, JOSEPH C.: Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

PACE, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

PEGRAM, BENJAMIN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

PERRY, JOHN: Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 (assistant to Deputy Commissary), 5/31/1813 (sick), rolls. Died at Miami Rapids on 6/14/1813.

PERRY, THOMAS W.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

PETERSON, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

POOLE, RICHARD: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 (sick) rolls.

POTTER, JOHN C.: Pvt./Corp./Sgt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Promoted to Corp. 5/12/1813. Pres. 5/31/1813. Promoted to Sgt. In Regular Army on 8/18/1813.

RAWLINGS, EVANS: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died prior to 10/1853, when claim was filed.

RAWLINGS, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died prior to 10/8/1853.

RAWLINGS, WILLIAM P.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 rolls. Died at Lower Seneca on 9/11/1813.

RAYBOURN, GEORGE P.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (sick). Died at Maimi Rapids 7/13/1813. Apparently a resident of Amelia Co., VA.

RICHARDS, GEORGE: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

SAUNDERS, JOHN H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Filed a claim for $108.26 on 5/14/1853, then a resident of Richmond and 67 yeas old.

SCOTT, JOSEPH: Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

SCOTT, THOMAS G.: Corp/Sgt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 as corporal, 5/31/1813 as sergeant and wounded (promoted to Sgt. On 5/12/1813). and 10/16/1813 rolls.

SCOTT, THOMAS G.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died prior to 5/31/1853.

SCOTT, THOMAS: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

SHARP, RICHARD: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Pres. On 10/28/1812. Absent sick on 5/31/1813. Absent on furlough on 10/16/1813.

SHELTON, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

SHORE, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. On 10/16/1812. Absent sick on 10/28/1812 in Petersburg, VA. Died at Maimi Rapids on 5/8/1813 of wounds received at Fort Meigs on 5/5/1813.

SMITH, JOHN H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Buried in Blandford Cem., Petersburg, stone states he was a native of Newton-Limuvaddy, County of London-Derry, Kingdom of Ireland, died on November 30, 1837, aged 50, wife Ann Smith.

SPRATT, JOHN: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died on 10/11/1853.

SPOTSWOOD, NORBON B.: Corp., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

STEVENS, JAMES: Sgt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812. Died on 3/17/1813 at Miami Rapids.

STEVENS, ROBERT: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls. Died prior to 5/31/1853.

STEVENS, SAMUEL: Sgt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

STITH, EZRA: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812 and 5/31/1813 (wounded) rolls. Discharged on 9/13/1813.

WILEY, JOHN F.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WILLIAMS, DAVID: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WILLIAMS, JAMES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (wounded). Died at Miami Rapids on 8/20/1813.

WILLS, NATHANIEL H.: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WORSHAM, DANIEL: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813 (sick), and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WORSHAM, THOMAS: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.

WYNN, CHARLES: Pvt., Enl. 10/16/1812. Pres. 10/28/1812, 5/31/1813, and 10/16/1813 rolls.


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