* MEN MOSTLY FROM: Greene, Jefferson, Sullivan, Cocke, Grainger, Hawkins, and Washington Counties
* CAPTAINS: George Argenbright, Zacheus Copeland, Jacob Dyke, William Gillenwater, (Ensign)Abraham Gregg, William Hamilton, Jacob Hartsell, George Keys, Benjamin H. Kings, James Lillard, Robert Maloney, Hugh Martin, Robert McAlpin(McCalpin), Thomas McCuiston, William McLinn, John Neatherton, John Roper, Thomas Sharp
This regiment of about 700 men was assigned to fill the ranks at Fort Strother for Andrew
Jackson after the December 1813 "mutiny" of his army. While at Fort Strother, they comprised
half of Jackson's forces until mid-January 1814 when their enlistments were up. This
regiment was used to keep the lines of communication open and to guard supply lines.
Their route was from Kingston, Tennessee to Fort Armstrong (early December 1813) to Fort
Strother. Cherokees friendly to the United States fought with various units of the Tennessee
militia and Lieutenant Colonel William Snodgrass commanded a detachment of Cherokees at Fort
Armstrong from mid-January to early February 1814.
* MEN MOSTLY FROM: Claiborne, Grainger, Washington, Jefferson, Knox, Blount, Cocke,
Greene, Hawkins, Rhea, and Sevier Counties
Andrew Jackson's official report of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) mentions
that "a few companies" of Colonel Bunch were part of the right line of the American forces
at this engagement. More than likely, some of those companies included Captains Francis
Berry, Nicholas Gibbs (who was killed at the battle), Jones Griffin, and John McNair. In
addition, muster rolls show some casualties from this battle in the companies led by
Captains Moses Davis, Joseph Duncan, and John Houk. Other men from this regiment remained at
Fort Williams prior to Horseshoe Bend to guard the post -- provision returns indicate that
there were 283 men from Bunch's regiment at the fort at the time of the battle.
This regiment was in General George Doherty's Brigade and many of the men stayed after the
enlistment expiration of May 1814 to guard the posts at Fort Strother and Fort Williams until
June/July. The line of march went through Camp Ross (near present-day Chattanooga), Fort
Armstrong, and Fort Jackson.
* MEN MOSTLY FROM: Knox, Claiborne, Greene, Jefferson, Anderson, Blount, Carter, Cocke,
Grainger, Hawkins, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier Counties
* CAPTAINS: Christopher Cook, Henry Hunter, Joseph Kirk, Andrew Lawson, Elihu Milikin,
David McKamy, Benjamin Powell, James R. Rogers, Joseph Scott, James Stewart, James Tunnell
Part of General Nathaniel Taylor's brigade, this unit of drafted militia (about 900 men)
was mustered in at Knoxville and marched to the vicinity of Mobile via Camp Ross
(present-day Chattanooga), Fort Jackson, Fort Claiborne, and Fort Montgomery. Along the
way the men were used as road builders and wagon guards. Many of them were stationed at
Camp Mandeville (near Mobile) in February 1814, where there was much disease. For example,
the company of Captain Joseph Scott had thirty-one listed sick out of an aggregate of 104
at the final muster.
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