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Rosters for East Tennessee in the War of 1812


This section contains rosters and payroll registers for various units from East Tennessee in the War of 1812; submissions of new lists or links to lists are appreciated. The brief regimental histories are adapted from information at the Tennessee State Library and Archives site; see that site for more information and for a map of the forts mentioned.

1st Regiment of East Tennessee Militia

January 1814-May 1814. Commanded by Colonel Ewen Allison, reporting to General George Doherty. Doherty's entire brigade participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bendoffsite link graphic, where many casualties were suffered. The unit was mostly organized at Knoxville, from which it traveled to Ross's Landing in present downtown Chattanooga, to Fort Amstrong, Fort Deposit, Fort Strother, Fort Williams, and finally to Horsehoe Bend, returning the by same route. Captain Hampton's company was at Fort Armstrong in March 1814. The men were mostly from Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, and Washington Counties.

1st Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Militia

September 1813-December 1813. Commanded by Colonel Samuel Wear reporting to General James White. The regiment participated in the destruction of Hillabee villagesoffsite link graphic. The men were mostly from Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Jefferson, Knox, Sevier, and Washington Counties.

  • Captain John Bayless
  • Captain Samuel Bowman
  • Captain Joseph Calloway
  • Captain John Chiles
  • Captain Jesse Cole
  • Captain Robert Doakoffsite link graphic
  • Captain James Gillespie
  • Captain William Mitchell
  • Captain Rufus Morgan
  • Captain Simeon Perry
  • Captain Daniel Price
  • Captain Jehu Stephens
  • Captain James Tedford

1st Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Infantry

October 1813-January 1814. Commanded by Colonel Samuel Bunch reporting to General James White. The regiment participated in the destruction of Hillabee villagesoffsite link graphic. It passed through Fort Armstrong in November 1813, with Cherokees complaining that their livestock was destroyed for sport by the soldiers. The men were mostly from Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Washington Counties.

  • Captain James Cumming
  • Captain William Houston/Huston
  • Captain John Inman
  • Captain William Jobe
  • Captain Thomas Mann
  • Captain James Penny
  • Captain Henry Stephens
  • Captain David G. Vanceoffsite link graphic

2nd Regiment of East Tennessee Militia

January 1814-May 1814. Commanded by the same Colonel Samuel Bunch who commanded the 1st Regiment of Volunteer Mountain Infantry; served under General George Doherty. Some companies in the regiment participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bendoffsite link graphic while others remained at Fort Williams. Many stayed after the expiration of their service to guard Fort Strother and Fort Williams. The men were mostly from Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Rhea, Sevier, and Washington Counties.

  • Captain James Allen
  • Captain Amos Barron
  • Captin Francis Berry
  • Captain Andrew Breeden
  • Captain Edward Buchanan
  • Captain Moses Davis
  • Captain Solomon Dobkins
  • Captain Joseph Duncan
  • Captain John Englishoffsite link graphic
  • Captain Nicholas Gibbs
  • Captain George Gregory
  • Captain Jones Griffin
  • Captain John Houk
  • Captain John Howell
  • Captain John McNair/McNare
  • Captain Francis Register
  • Captain Samuel Richerson
  • Major Alexander Smith
  • Captain Isaac Williams
  • Captain Daniel Yarnell

2nd Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Militia

October 1813-February 1814. Commanded by Colonel William Lillard. These men left Kingston, Tennessee, going through Fort Armstrong and Fort Strother. They were assigned to replace men who had been part of a so-called mutiny against Andrew Jackson. The men were mostly from Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sullivan, and Washington Counties.

2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry

September 1813-January 1814. Commanded by Colonel John Brown reporting to General George Doherty. The regiment was at Fort Armstrong in November 1813 and at Fort Deposit, probably protecting supply lines. The men were mostly from Anderson, Knox, Roane, and Sullivan Counties.

  • Captain Allen Bacon
  • Captain Hugh Barton
  • Captain William Christian
  • Captain William Neilson
  • Captain Lunsford Oliver
  • Captain James Preston
  • Captain John Underwood
  • Captain William White

3rd Regiment of East Tennessee Militia

September 1814-May 1815. Commanded by Colonel William Johnson serving under General Nathaniel Taylor. Organized at Knoxville, the unit marched through Chattanooga to the area around Mobile, Alabama, passing through Camp Ross and Forts Jackson, Claiborne, and Montgomery. Many were stationed at Camp Mandeville. The men were mostly from Anderson, Blount, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier Counties.

  • Captain Christopher Cook
  • Captain Henry Hunter
  • Captain Joseph Kirk
  • Captain Andrew Lawsonoffsite link graphic
  • Captain Elihu Milikin
  • Captain David McKamy
  • Captain Benjamin Powell
  • Captain James R. Rogers
  • Captain Joseph Scott
  • Captain James Stewart
  • Captain James Tunnell

4th Regiment of East Tennessee Militia

November 1814-May 1815. Commanded by Colonel Samuel Bayless reporting to Major General William Carroll. Organized in Knoxville. Like the 3rd and 5th regiments, the 4th was assigned to the defense of the lower Mississippi Territory; they manned various forts in the area, including Forts Claiborne, Decatur, and Montgomery. Illness was common, as were desertionsThe men were mostly from Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Jefferson, Sullivan, and Washington Counties. Dismissed at Mobile, Alabama. The men were mostly from Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Sullivan, and Washington Counties.

  • Captain Joseph Bacon
  • Captain John Brock
  • Captain James Churchman
  • Captain Joseph Goodson
  • Captain Joseph Hale
  • Captain Solomon Hendricks
  • Captain Branch Jones
  • Captain James Landen
  • Captain Joseph Rich
  • Captain Jonathan Waddleoffsite link graphic

5th Regiment of East Tennessee Militia

November 1814-May 1815. Commanded by Colonel Edwin Booth, reporting to Major General William Carroll. The regiment was organized at Knoxville and marked to Lookout Mountain in present-day Chattanooga, to Fort Strother in Alabama, and finally to the area of Mobile, Alabama; many of the men are thought to have been stationed at Camp Mandeville nearby. Most of the companies, including Slatton's, were dismissed at Mobile after the war. The men were mostly from Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Hawkins, Knox, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier Counties.

  • Captain Alexander Biggs
  • Captain John Lewis
  • Captain Wilson Maples
  • Captain Richard Marshall
  • Captain John McKamy
  • Captain John Porter
  • Captain John Sharp
  • Captain John Slatton
  • Captain Miles Vernon
  • Captain Samuel Thompson
  • Captain George Winton

Battalion of East Tennessee Militia

January 1814-July 1814; commanded by Major Thomas C. Clark. Little is known other than the unit appears to have been involved in transferring supplies. The men were mostly from Bledsoe, Rhea, and Roane Counties.

  • Captain Allen S. Bacon
  • Captain James Berry
  • Captain John Hankins
  • Lieutenant John Hixson/Hixon
  • Captain Thomas Walker

East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen

September/October 1814-May 1815. Commanded by Major John Chiles. Part of an expedition into West Florida to capture refugee Creek warriors. The men were mostly from Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Hawkins, Knox, Rhea, and Roane Counties.

  • Captain Charles Conway
  • Captain James Cummingoffsite link graphic
  • Captain Daniel Price
  • Captain Jehu Stephens
  • Captain Ruben Tipton

East Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen

January 1814-May 1814. Commanded by the same Colonel John Brown who earlier commanded the 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry; he reported to General George Doherty but was under the command of General John Coffee at the Battle of Horseshoe Bendoffsite link graphic. They marched from East Tennessee to Lookout Mountain in modern Chattanooga, Fort Strother, Forst Williams, and Fort Jackson. The men were mostly from Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Cocke, and Roane Counties.

  • Captain John Chiles
  • Captain Charles Lewis
  • Captain James McKamy
  • Captain Jesse Rainey
  • Captain James Standifer
  • Captain John Trimble
  • Captain William White

Mounted Volunteers of East Tennessee

December 1812-March 1813. Commanded by Colonel John Williams. This unit want to East Florida, then Spanish territory, to join with others to take the area from Spain. Little was accomplished. Most of the men were from Blount, Grainger, Knox, and Washington Counties.

  • Captain Samuel Bunch
  • Captain David Vance
  • Captain William Walker
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