Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our Subalterns






 How could we expect that they should be formed. Our subalterns were at first generally men of little education of any kind and required themselves the instruction which they undertook to give.  [Source]


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Endless Minutiae






 We had yet to learn and put in practice the endless minutiae of the police of the camp which varies according to a thousand circumstances. We had no regular soldiers until almost the close of the war.
 [Source]



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Jacob Graves



At the time of the correspondence noted below, soldier was living in Tippah County, Mississippi


Source - Fold3 War of 1812 Pensions

States in the year 1813 or 1814 that he was drafted in Franklin County Tennessee...

...war...Creek tribe

Jacob Graves married 2nd Elizabeth Bromly in 1842; he was previously married to Peggy Johnson, who died about 1825

Jacob died in Tippah County, Mississippi on March 9, 1876; they had previously lived in Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Note:  I have ancestors who lived in Franklin County, Tennessee who moved to southern Illinois. Nancy (Graves) Johnson, also moved from Tennessee to southern Illinois (she is my ancestor as well).  I don't believe Nancy was from Franklin County or is related to this Jacob Graves, but since I do not know who her parents were, I can't rule them out yet.





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jackson Ordered To St. Louis



Andrew Jackson Statue In New Orleans

"Over in Missouri, however, Illinois Indians continued a constant warfare well into the year 1815, after the Treaty of Ghent had been signed and promulgated... .  They continued until the war department assigned Andrew Jackson to this department, with orders to report to St. Louis there to attach himself to the head of the troops he would find awaiting him and march against the Rock River Sacs... .  Duncan Graham, head of the British intriguers at that point, had formed a profound respect for Andrew Jackson, by reason of the New Orleans affair and other events, and without ceremony at once fled to Canada." [Source]