Saturday, February 18, 2012

Joseph Paxton's Early 1812 Experiences

The first part of Joseph Paxton's petition to Congress as written in the Congressional edition (Google eBook) (1841):

Joseph Paxton of Campbell County, Kentucky, volunteered his services as trumpeter in Captain F. Keiger's* rifle company of Louisville, Kentucky, and was at the battle of Tippecanoe in the year 1811.  He fired the second gun and was the only musician who sounded a trumpet during that memorable engagement.
*Frederick Geiger

He again volunteered his services as trumpeter in Captain Johnson's troop of light dragoons which belonged to Colonel Simrall's regiment and was in the battle of the Mississinewa, under Colonel Campbell, in the year 1812 [and] again sounded the charge on the morning of the battle.

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