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Captain John Slatton's Company

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Captain John Slatton

In 1812, Captain Slatton's Company was part of Colonel Samuel Bayless' Regiment of Brigaider General Thomas Coulter's Brigade of the East Tennessee Militia under General John Cocke. The Company drafted men for six-month terms in Hawkins County, Tennessee on October 1st, 1812. [1]

Private Jacob Humble spent considerable time building Fort Deposit in Alabama. He was honorably discharged in Hawkins County in April 1813. [1]

After the British burned the U.S. Capitol and White House in August 1814, President James Madison appointed James Monroe as Secretary of War. Monroe immediately ordered General Andrew Jackson to bolster defenses in New Orleans for a potential British attack. He called on the southern Governors to reinforce Old Hickory with their militias.[citation needed] John's Company mustered more men in Rogersville on November 10th and marched them 66 miles to Knoxville to rendezvous with the rest of the for a November 13th rendezvous with the rest of the East Tennessee Militia. Major General Carroll commanded the requisition directly under Jackson's orders. [2] [3]

The Company was in Fort White on December 1st, 1814. [4]

Colonel Russell may have taken command after they reached Mobile, Alabama. [5] They were stationed in Mobile when Colonel Booth fought in New Orleans. [6]

The Company was at Fort Armstrong, Georgia in late May 1815 and back in Rogersville on June 1st. [6] [1]

Privates: Daniel Bailey, William Baldwin, James Burten, William Hicks, Jacob Humble, Granberry Mitchell, Samuel Trent

Research Notes

Private William Baldwin's widow claimed that her husband was drafted at the muster ground on the Clinch River. Two years later she mentioned Hawkins County more generally. Private James Burten testified that he substituted in the Creek War on November 10th, 1814, and "that he entered the army in Rogersville in Hawkins County." Granberry Mitchell also stated Rogersville as the location where he entered Slatton's Company. [4]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jacob Humble Pension File, Numbers S.O. 6468 and S.C. 7390, War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application File, National Archives, NARA, accessed online at Fold3.com on 23 May 2020.
  2. 5,000 Militia, The Clarion and Tennessee State Gazette, Nashville, Tennessee, Page 3, 18 October 1814, accessed online at Newspapers.com on 24 May 2020.
  3. Brave Tennesseans, National Banner and Nashville Whig, Nashville, Tennessee, Page 3, 08 November 1814, accessed online at Newspapers.com on 24 May 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. Statement by Granberry Mitchell on 26 April 1855, William Baldwin Pension File, Numbers W. O. 875 and W. C. 9328, War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application File, National Archives, NARA, accessed online at Fold3.com on 23 May 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1




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