The William Trousdale Papers held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives:
"This collection is centered around William Trousdale, resident of Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee; veteran of the Creek War, 1813; private during the War of 1812, 1814-1815...Governor of Tennessee and United States Ambassador."
1813 Volunteered as private in Captain William Edward’s Company of Mounted Riflemen; participated in Battles of Tallahatchie and Talladega during the Creek War
1814 Re-enlisted; served as private in War of 1812, after being defeated for first lieutenant and third lieutenant; participated in Battle of Pensacola
1815 Participated in Battle of New Orleans; returned to Tennessee in the Spring
Compiled Service Records of War of 1812 included: