Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Governor Trousdale's Service

Portrait of Governor William Trousdale

"When a call was made for volunteers for the Creek War, he [William Trousdale] at once left school and enlisted as a private in Captain [William] Edwards' company of mounted riflemen. He was elected third lieutenant and took part in the battles of Talladega and Tallashatchee [Tallushatchee]. He re-enlisted in 1814 in Captain Scurry's company and was at the capture of Pensacola and took part the battle of New Orleans."  From the American Historical Magazine and Tennessee Historical Society ..., Volume 7.

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