Saturday, December 23, 2017

Denny In Captain Allen's Company




Invalid Pension File (Source - Fold3)


William Denny/Dennie was a member of Captain Allen's company of Mounted gunmen in General Coffee's Brigade.

William's last term of enlistment was in the Company of Bethel Allen and he was a member of John Coffee's Brigade. Often forgotten in the discussion of the Battle of New Orleans, General Jackson was not content to wait on the British to attack his rather weak fortifications near the City. He sent out many companies to fell trees and sink small boats in an attempt to clog passages and slow the progress of the British advance. [Source]



Affidavit taken by resident in Smith County, Tennessee stated that he was wounded by cannonball on or about December 23, 1814, "at the battle below New Orleans..." as well as a musket ball wound.





Monday, December 18, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Question For General McClure


British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series - Index Cards)
Microform: c-11837 [Image 3706]


Source




More about General (then Major) Cruger who was subordinate to General McClure in the burning of Newark incident.