Saturday, March 05, 2011

Names of North & South Carolina.

This page is to help you with a lead into your family. These names are from North & South Carolina, many are asking for pensions. I didn’t take time to look into each of the names, but I know some will have additional information. If you have any questions on any of these names you can write to me at the following.

South Carolina.

George Mason, lost his leg on June 28, 1776, by a cannon shot in the action at Fort Moultrie.

William Harper, of the District of Anderson S. C., a pension of $23.98, annually.

Daniel Felton, Revolutionary pension of $8. Dollars per month.

Littlebury Matthews, praying for a grant of the land to which he conceives himself entitled, for his services as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

Eli Hart, for interest and discount on money loaned to the quartermaster's department.

Samuel Forthingham, Revolutionary pension of $8. Dollars per month.

Leonard Houston, Revolutionary pension of $8. Dollars per month.

John D. Howard, Revolutionary pension of $8. Dollars per month.

Revolutionary pension of $8. Dollars per month, to the following;

John Vinyard.
Jabez Winchester.
Rufus Gibbs.
William Howell.
Abner Peebles.
Jabez Hawes.

James C. Rowland, of Greenville, South Carolina, praying for the establishment era post route.

1791, A petition of Albert Roux, late a Captain in the second Continental Regiment of South Carolina, asked to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of a wound received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Jane Gaston, widow of Joseph Gaston, of South Carolina, praying that the pension granted to her husband may be continued to her.

A petition of Samuel Wharton, of that state, praying compensation for his services in assisting in taking the third Census, and an account of the Manufactures of the United States, whilst acting as deputy marshal in said state.

William Dellany, sen. of South Carolina, praying for a pension in consideration of Revolutionary services.

John Raisor, praying for a pension in consideration of Revolutionary services.

Sanders Glovers, praying compensation for his services as principal assessor of the direct tax, laid in the year 1798, for a District in the State of South Carolina.

Stephen Fuller, of Pendleton district, in South Carolina, on the pension list.

Jehu Kolb, praying for a pension.

James Spann, Senr. praying for a pension, in consideration of Revolutionary services.

The petition of Josiah Cantney, of South Carolina, presented on the 25th of March, 1812, asking for a Pension.

Thomas Porter, of South Carolina, asking for a pension.

John Looney, of South Carolina, a revolutionary soldier, praying an increase of the pension heretofore granted him for wounds received in service

Thomas Chapman, executor of Thomas Chapman, deceased, late Collector of the port of Georgetown, in the state of South Carolina, in behalf of himself and the family of the deceased, praying for the remission of a forfeiture incurred by the testator under an act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.

John Haslett, merchant, of Charleston, South-Carolina, praying to be relieved from the forfeiture incurred by him, on account of the importation of a quantity of Spanish rum in the year 1812, which from the taste and smell has been condemned as British.

John Lowden, of South Carolina, praying to be refunded the amount of an export bond paid at the custom house at Charleston.

Daniel M'Clay praying for a pension.

John Calhoun, of the State of South Carolina, praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States, in consideration of seventeen wounds received whilst a soldier in the Revolutionary army.

William Linen, of the State of South Carolina, assignee of David Witherspoon, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying that he may receive the pension heretofore allowed by the State of South Carolina, to the said David Witherspoon, in consideration of a wound which he received whilst in the actual service of the United States, at the battle on Sullivan's island, during the Revolutionary war with Great Britain.

Benjamin Buckhannan, praying for a pension.

Francis Price, of South Carolina, praying for a pension.

Thomas Tinsley, of the state of South Carolina, praying that a sum of money may be refunded to him, which, he alleges, was exacted from him, under the system of direct taxation, contrary to law, and to the implied faith of the Government.

Robert Wilson, of South Carolina, on the pension list.

Mary E. Hatch, of the State of South Carolina, widow of Captain Robert Hatch, praying to be allowed a pension in consideration of the services and death of her husband as a pilot on board the schooner Alligator during the late war with Great Britain.

John Smith, of the State of South Carolina, praying to be paid the arrears of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.

Esau Dudson, of the state of South Carolina, praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States, in consideration of wounds received while a soldier in the army of the Revolution.

Lucy Ellis, of the State of South Carolina, widow of John Ellis, a revolutionary soldier, praying for a pension.

Captain William Nettles, of Kershaw District, in the State of South Carolina, on the pension list.

John Brownlow, asking for a pension.

A. H. Abrahams, of Charleston, South Carolina, praying for the passage of an act refunding duties illegally exacted.

North Carolina.

James H. Thompson and others, citizens of Caswell county, North Carolina, praying for pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812.

Samuel Freeman, praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States, in consideration of a wound received whilst a soldier in the North Carolina line of the Revolutionary army, and that the balance of pay due for his services aforesaid may be paid to him.

Penelope Braswell, of Anson county, North Carolina, praying a pension in consideration of the services of her late husband, Richard Braswell, deceased, in the revolutionary war;

William Simmons, of the State of North Carolina, praying to be allowed a pension for services rendered by him in the naval service of the United States during the late war with Great Britain.

Adam Cooper, of the state of North Carolina:--respectively praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States, in consideration of services rendered, and wounds received, in the Revolutionary army.

Nancy Miller, of Lincoln county, in the State of North Carolina, widow of David Miller, praying for a pension, in consideration of services rendered and wounds received by her husband in the war of the Revolution.

Elizabeth Branch, of the State of North Carolina, praying for a pension.

Michael Reass, of North Carolina, praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Daniel Hauser, of Forsyth, county, N. C., was a soldier of the 5th., regiment N. C. Militia.

William Lefever, private in the United State Army, wounded at the battle of Plattsburg.

Peter Hedrick, N. C., a pension of $40. Dollars per year.

Esther Johnston widow of Colonel Jonas Johnston, of N. C., a pension of $150., dollars per annum.

William A. Lash, of Stokes County, and Thomas C. Foust, of Alamance County, all of North Carolina, praying relief from political disabilities.

Elijah Auberry, of North Carolina, praying for a pension

An act to remove political disabilities from Francis E. Shober, of North Carolina.

John Frazer, of Montgomery county, and State of North Carolina, be placed on the pension list of the United States, with an allowance of three dollars and seventy-five cents per month.

Frederick Segeran, of Warren county, in the State of North Carolina, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of military services.

Jonathan Hampton, James Erwin, N. Hampton, and J. C. Eliott, of the state of North Carolina, stating that they became sureties of a certain John H. Alley, late a collector of direct tax and internal duties in that state, for the faithful performance of the duties imposed on him by the act of 1813, which duties the said Alley did faithfully discharge, and accounted for all taxes placed in his hands for collection, and that the proper officer of the Treasury has lately issued a warrant of distress against them on account of the delinquency of said collector for taxes placed in his hands for collection under the provisions of the act of 1815, for which they allege they never became responsible in any manner whatsoever, and praying relief in the premises.

John King and others, citizens of North Carolina, praying for a mail-route from Oak Ridge to King's Store.

Citizens of the State of North Carolina in behalf of Matthew Vandiver, for the increase of his pension.

Thomas Tison, of the State of North Carolina, praying for a pension.

Henry Guy, of Johnson county, State of North Carolina, praying a pension for services rendered as a soldier in the same war.

Alston Fort, of North Carolina, praying for a pension.

William Causey, of Guilford county, and State of North Carolina, praying for a pension on account of wounds or injuries incurred as a soldier of the army of the United States in the war of 1812 with Great Britain.

Thomas Goodrum, of North Carolina, praying an increase of pension.

Edlyne Willoughby, of North Carolina, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, on the pension list of the United States.

Sarah Peters, of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, widow and relict of Alexander A. Peters, deceased, praying that Congress will be pleased to grant her a pension, in consideration of the services of her said husband, who died at Fort Johnston, in North Carolina, some time in the month of November last, whilst in the capacity of surgeon's mate in the army of the United States.

Richard Allen, of the State of North Carolina, praying that the pension due his father, Richard Allen, deceased, at the time of his death, may be paid to him, as the executor of his said father.

Mauring Brookshire, of North Carolina, praying for a pension in consideration of services rendered in the revolutionary war.

Richard D. Jones, of the State of North Carolina, praying for a pension on account of hernia contracted in the service of the United States during the late war with Mexico.

Captain William Hall, of North Carolina,, praying for an increase of pension.

Braxton Carter, of North Carolina, praying to be placed on the pension list, in consequence of the loss of sight, whilst a soldier in the army of the United States.

Galbraith, William, and Theophilus Symington, of North Carolina and only children and heirs at law of Theophilus Symington, deceased, praying compensation for services rendered by the deceased with his wagon and team in the Revolutionary army.

William Erwin, of Iredell county, in the State of North Carolina, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of a wound received whilst a soldier in the militia of the Province of North Carolina, on an expedition against the Indians, in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty.

Jesse Perry, of the State of North Carolina, praying for a pension.

John Bennett, of Chanland county, in the State of North Carolina, who was a soldier of the American army in the war of the Revolution, praying for a pension.
Augustus Sackett, of the state of North Carolina, praying compensation for property destroyed by the British forces upon the burning of the town of Buffaloe, in the state of New York, in the late war.

John Lefoe, of the State of North Carolina, far a pension.

Captain Henry A. White, late of Company C, Third North Carolina Infantry, praying for a pension.

Joseph Young, stating that, in 1813, he enlisted in the army for five years, and served till some time in the year 1815, when he procured a substitute, who served in his place till 10th March, 1816, when he was discharged, on the requisition of the civil authority, being charged with murder; by which the petitioner lost his right to bounty land, and praying for a grant of the said bounty land.

Unknown People.

This page is in titled ( Unknown people ), but of course the names are known or they wouldn’t be listed here. What is not known is who where their families what did they do for a living. All the information I have on them is here. I was hoping one of their ancestors would see their name and be able to give a insight into their life, so I can put it here so others readers can read it to. I know there must be others looking into these names, and I would like to give them as help as I can.
If any one has any information on any of these names you can write to me at the following.

Ruamah Williams.

A petition of Ruamah Williams. of the state of New York, praying for a pension in consideration of her gallant and meritorious exertions in resisting, capturing, and delivering up, as a prisoner of war, a British soldier in the late war, who came to her house for plunder in the absence of her husband.
Note. This was the war of 1813.

Solomon Hoffman.

The petition of Ida Hoffman, widow of Solomon Hoffman, late deputy provost marshal in Indiana, alleged to have been killed while in the discharge of his duties, praying a pension.
Note. He was from Carroll County Indiana, was shot and killed instantly, on March 14, 1863. His wife may have been Ida Campbell?

Charles M. Potts.

He lost one of his arms by accident while in the hospital.
Was of the 79th., Pennsylvania Militia.
Note. This in the civil war.

Alfred M. Lyon.

Was a private in the 23rd. Iowa Co. A., was Mortally wounded at the battle of Black River, Mississippi, on May 17, 1853. Wife was Emily A., He was a Sutler before volunteering.
Note. Sutler, A merchant, somebody who follows an army and sells merchandise to the soldiers.

Thomas Van Buskirk.
Bergen County New Jersey.

Maryett Van Buskirk, praying to be paid the amount of certain certificates of General Wayne, Baron DeKalb, and other officers, given by them for supplies furnished the American army by Thomas Van Buskirk, her grandfather, during the revolutionary war.

Peter Van Buskirk, heir of Thomas Van Buskirk

Randall Pegg.

Randall Pegg, for additional compensation for services as watchman to the east wing of the Patent Office building in the years 1849--'50

Friday, March 04, 2011

Robert Forsyth.

Robert Forsyth.

Birth: 1754, Fermanagh, Ireland.
Death: Jan. 11, 1794, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
Burial: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.

Wife: Fanny Johnston Houston, married 1778, Georgia.
Father: Mathew forsythe.
Mother: Margaret Orr.

U.S. Marshal. A captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later a major in the Virginia State Militia, he moved to Richmond County in 1785. President Washington submitted Forsyth's name in 1789 to the U.S. Senate for the position of Marshal of the District of Georgia. The Augusta lawman and civic leader is remembered by history as being the first U.S. Marshal slain in the line of duty. He was also the father of John Forsyth, a Georgia governor and congressman.

Authors note. Forsyth, Robert (Va.). Adjutant 4th Virginia in 1776; Captain of Lee's Battalion of Light Dragoons Pulaski Legion, 1st July, 1778; resigned 5th September ,1779; served subsequently as Major of a Virginia Militia Regiment to close of war.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Sutler.

A sutler or victualer is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp or in quarters. The sutler sold wares from the back of a wagon or a temporary tent, allowing them to travel along with an army or to remote military outposts, Sutler's wagons were associated with the military while chuck wagons served a similar purpose for civilian wagon trains and outposts.

These merchants often followed the armies of the American Revolution and the American Civil War to try to sell their merchandise to the soldiers. Generally, the sutlers built their stores within the limits of an army post or just off the defense line, and first needed to receive a license from the Commander prior to construction; they were, by extension, also subject to his regulations.

Sutlers, frequently the only local supplier of non-military goods, often developed monopolies on simple commodities like tobacco, coffee, or sugar and rose to powerful stature. Since government-issued coinage was scarce during the Civil War, sutlers often conducted transactions using a particular type of Civil War token known as a sutler token.

Sutlers played a major role in the recreation of army men between at least 1865 to 1890. Sutlers' stores outside of military posts were usually also open to non-military travelers and offered gambling, drinking, and prostitution.


WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 27. Washington, March 21, 1862.

The following acts and resolution of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned: I. AN ACT to make an additional Article of War.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the following.

SEC.6. And be it further enacted, That no person shall be permitted to act as a sutler unless appointed according to the provisions of this act; nor shall any person be sutler for more than one regiment; nor shall any sutler farm out or underlet the business of sutling or the privileges granted to him by his appointment; not shall any officer of the Army receive from any sutler any money or other presents; not be interested in any way in the stock, trade, or business of any sutler; and any officer receiving such presents, or being thus interested, directly or indirectly, shall be punished at the discretion of a court- martial. No sutler shall sell to an enlisted man on credit to a sum exceeding one-fourth of his monthly pay within the same mouth; nor shall the regimental quartermasters allow the use of Army wagons for sutlers' purposes; nor shall the quartermaster's conveyances be used for the transportation of sutlers' supplies.

August 23, 1862.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, Fort Monroe, Va.:

I have the honor to in close a list of Union prisoners in addition to those forwarded yesterday. They are confined in the Libby Prison at Richmond:

R. C. Eveleth, sutler, seventeenth Regiment New York Volunteers.
William Westawary, sutler, Fifth Regiment Michigan Volunteers.
R. E. Parker, sutler, Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers.
J. W. Laughlin, sutler's department, Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers.
W. Kern, sutler's department, Fifty-fifth Regiment New York Volunteers.
G.. Mills and C. E. Gildersleve, sutler's clerks, Seventeenth Regiment New York Volunteers.
C. B. Mann, sutler's clerk, Eighteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.
Samuel May, sutler's clerk, Twentieth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.
William Phillips, sutler's clerk, Fifth Regiment Michigan Volunteers.
G. R. Salisbury and William O. Chapin, sutler's clerks, Fourth Regiment Vermont Volunteers.
L. G. Parkhurst and E. B. Fisher, sutler's clerks, Second Regiment Vermont Volunteers.

All the above named were captured on the 13th of June near White House Landing, Va. S. S. Mann, sutler, Eighteenth Massachusetts,


Numbers 23. In Camp, June 11, 1862.

It has been satisfactorily shown that W. G. Semple, sutler of the second Kentucky Regiment, contrary, to law, arranged with Wagon-master S. Hudson for the transportation of sutler's goods in government wagons from Hamburg Landing to the camps of this army, in consideration for which the wagon-master was to receive $10 per load, which stores were discovered in the process of transportation. In another case the goods of a sutler were found in process of transportation in Government wagons, but without the knowledge of the wagon-master.

The captured stores in both cases are directed to be forfeited, and will be turned over to the medical director for use of the sick and wounded. In the first case the sutler and wagon-master will be forthwith dismissed from their places, the wagon-master forfeiting whatever pay, not exceeding &100, that may be due him; and in the second case the wagon-master, for neglecting his duty, will be discharged, and the teamsters will forfeit whatever pay, not exceeding &25 each, that may be due them.

It is also shown that Shultze and Stewart, sutlers of Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers, engaged Wagon-master Wayman to haul goods for them, agreeing to pay the wagon-master $25 a load, and that one load was hauled under this contract. Wagon-master Wayman will in consequence forfeit whatever pay may be due him, not exceeding $100, and be discharged from the service. Sutlers Shultze and Stewart not belonging to this command the disposition to be made of them is left to the general commanding the army to which the Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers belongs.
By command of Major-General Buell:
Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

Kansas City, Mo., November 2, 1863.

Major General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Department, &c., Saint Louis:

GENERAL: The dispatch of Colonel Weer to you of this date relates to a matter of which you will doubtless think I should have been informed, and should advise you.

I am reliably informed that two hundred wagon-loads of sutlers' stores are being sent to Fort Smith with the train which left Fort Scott Tuesday last. Alexander McDonald, of Fort Scott, a well-known merchant and Government contractor there, sends the goods, and himself claims appointment as sutler at Fort Smith, from General Blunt. It seems to be admitted the appointment is not regular, but it is expected that General Blunt will make it regular when he gets there. There is said to be $100,000 worth of the goods. I heard nothing as to the character of the goods, nor as to their being carried in Government wagons. It may be that all that Colonel Weer says on the subject is true, as I made no special inquiry on the subject. It is, however, commonly understood that General Blunt is interested in the prospective profits, if not in the investment. This is doubtless so.

I have been so crowded with delayed business since my return, that I have not been able to write you as to final disposition of the troops of my district for the winter; besides, I wished to see Colonel Weer before writing you, and he has just got in. I, however, recommend that the Sixth Kansas, which is in a bad condition at Fort Smith, as Colonel Du Bois has doubtless reported to you, be ordered to me, and the Fifteenth, which is now ready for the field, be ordered to relieve it at Fort Smith. The latter regiment should be kept together for drill and discipline. It has the best, but most outbreaking, material of the State. I cannot keep it together here. I ask to have the Sixth sent here, at the earnest solicitation of its field officers.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


There is a sutler's shop, containing nearly everything (except liqueurs), including cider, butter, eggs, milk, canned fruits, boots, &c., underclothing, and all the minor articles usually found in sutler's stock, of which the prisoners are allowed to purchase. Money received for prisoners form their friends is retained by the commanding officer and issued to them in small amounts in sutler's checks.

Hilton Head, S. C., September 11, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,
Commanding Confederate Forces in S. C., Ga., and Fla.:

GENERAL: I would respectfully call your attention to the following-named medical officers and non-combatants who are confined within your department, and request that they be released in accordance with the cartel and by the precedents established between ourselves:
Joseph Albert Doane, sutler, Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.
FORT LARNED, KANS., June 15, 1864.
Major C. S. CHARLOT,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Kansas:

I further, as a duty, must report the sutler, Jesse H. Crane, appointed by Government, as a duty, must report the sutler, Jesse H. Crane, appointed by Government, as selling whisky without stint, contrary to act of Congress, which says, "A sutler shall not see intoxicating spirits." He is also reported by many as selling revolvers to the Indians.
I have the honor to be, very truly, your obedient servant,
Major and Inspector-General.

Captain William Mills, Seventy-fourth Ohio Volunteers, acting assistant quartermaster, inspector of sutlers' goods. It will be his duty to inspect all sutlers' goods offered for shipment to the front, to see that no articles except those allowed by regulations and orders are permitted to come forward, and that the means of transportation at his disposal are so used as to do justice to all parties.

Washington, D. C., March 3, 1863.

COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that in compliance with instructions received from this office on the 27th ultimo I proceeded to Annapolis, Md., to make an inspection of Camp Parole.

Sutler. - The sutler's store is more a refreshment saloon than sutler's store, though a tolerable assortment of necessary articles is kept.

Names of the Sutler.

Note. The date before the information is not the year the event took place, but the year the petition was read before Congress.

Benjamin S. Smoot, Dennison Darling.

Sutlers, Fort Bowyer, 1812.

These links are on a report on his claim, and his partner Dennison Darling.

This report is very interesting reading.

Note. The will be a enlarge box, just move your arrow around it will come up.

Charles Marklein, was a sutler of the 178th., New York Volunteers.

1827, The petition of the heirs of Shubael Butterfield, deceased, late a sutler in the Army of the United States, praying that the existing laws relative to the payment of sutlers' accounts may be extended to them.

1846,The memorial of A. H. Cole, late a sutler in the army, praying the payment of his claims for advances to United States soldiers in Florida.

1828, William Tharp, praying that the act passed by Congress, directing the payment of his accounts as a Sutler in the Army, may be so amended as to authorize an equitable settlement of said accounts.

1849, George Whitman, a sutler in the army during the war with Mexico, praying compensation for goods forcibly taken and used by troops of the United States.

1864, Gustavus A. Belzur, praying compensation for losses sustained while in the discharge of his duties as sutler of the 75th regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, in consequence of the capture of his goods by the rebels between Washington, D. C., and the army of the Potomac, in the months of May and August, 1863.

1820, James P. Smith, representative of the estate of Ambrose D. Smith, deceased, late of the state of Louisiana, praying for an equitable settlement of the accounts of the deceased as sutler to the second and third regiments of infantry during the late war with Great Britain.

1820, Joseph Potter, praying to be paid for the use of Iris house at Burlington, in Vermont, which was used as an hospital by the troops of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain; as also for certain stores and Other property, lost while acting as a sutler in the northern army.

1850, The President of the United States be requested to communicate to the Senate a copy of all the charges which have been preferred against John H. McKinney, late sutler at Fort Gaines, Minnesota Territory, together with all the papers touching the removal of said McKinney.

1830, A vacancy arising in consequence of the removal of General John Nicks, who is sutler to the garrison at Cantonment Gibson

1864, William B. Cutler, sutler of Excelsior brigade, 73d regiment, New York State volunteers, praying relief.

1854, Jesse D. Carr, sutler to the second regiment of Tennessee volunteers in the late war with Mexico, praying indemnity for property destroyed by the enemy

1850, John G. Smith, late sutler of the United States at Fort Mellon, in the State of Florida, praying for the payment of certain cattle certificates issued by Colonel Harney to a portion of the Seminole Indians, and purchased by him.

1848, Washington T. Bebee, praying compensation for property lost by him whilst acting under the appointment of sutler to the army in Mexico.

1844, Peter A. Carnes, late a sutler in the army, praying compensation for losses sustained in consequence of irregular orders of the War Department, and to be protected in his office of forage and wagon master, from which he has been irregularly dismissed

1862, The Secretary of War be directed to report to the Senate by whom and by what authority Silas Seymour was appointed brigade sutler of the brigade commanded by General Daniel E. Sickles.

1832, Elijah S. Bell, of the State of North Carolina, late sutler at Fort Macon, in that State, stating that, by permission of the commanding officer, he purchased of the sutler who preceded him, certain temporary buildings, and paid for the same; that it subsequently appeared the buildings were the property of the United States, and praying that he may be reimbursed the amount paid for them, or that he may be permitted to remove them.

1855, William Kendall, for compensation for losses sustained by him as sutler in the army of the United States during the war with Mexico

1827, John Middleton, late Sutler in the Army of the United States, stationed at Fernandina in East Florida.

1871, Silas Shoecraft, late sutler at Camp Frémont, Indiana, praying compensation for articles furnished the Twenty-eighth Regiment United States Colored Infantry while being organized at said camp

1827, William Bishop, praying that arrears of pay, due to certain deserters from the Army, may be applied to the payment of his claim against them, as sutler.

1870, Henry Welden, late sutler Tenth and Seventeenth United States Infantry, praying for relief.

1871, The claim of Julius Frank, for sutler's supplies seized by order of General Thomas, in 1864.

1846, S. Colbert Ford, late United States sutler at Carlisle, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying payment for the amount due him by the United States troops previous to their removal to Fort Gibson, and which had been collected by Colonel Wharton Rector, late paymaster of the United States army.

1834, Marinus W. Gilbert, of the county of Jefferson, in the State of New York, praying to be paid the amount due him and his brother, Thomas Gilbert, by sundry officers and privates of the 13th regiment of the United States army, in the late war with Great Britain, to which regiment his said brother was sutler.

William G. Sanders, late army sutler at Fort Brooke, in Florida.

William P. Wallace & Joseph R. McFadin, under the company name of, W. P. Wallace & Co., to be paid the sum of, $3,166.27, for duties paid by them as Sutlers, who imported goods during the Mexican War.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Major Thomas C. Fitzgibbon.

Thomas C. Fitzgibbon..

Birth: 1836.
Death: 1865.
Burial: Saint Michael's Cemetery , Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Children: William S Fitzgibbon (1864 - 1950)

Note: Here is part of a report that tells how Major Fitzgibbon was wounded.

Near Lancaster, S. C., February 26, 1865


SIR: I am directed by the Major-general commanding to communicate with you and ascertain, if possible, whether a written communication can be forwarded through you to Lieutenant General Wade Hampton.
I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding

After a short time Major Fitzgibbon and Captain Offutt returned, bringing the following answer, viz:

February 26, 1865.

Commanding U. S. Picket-line:

SIR: In answer to your communication of this date, I beg leave to say that any communication you may have for Lieutenant-General Hampton will be received by my officer in charge of my picket-post on the Charlotte road, in your front, either this evening or on to-morrow morning at 7 o'clock.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major-General, Commanding.

I immediately forwarded General Wheeler's answer to you, and at 6. 30 the next morning Captain Brink came to my camp with a communication from Major-General Sherman to Wade Hampton. I furnished an escort and a white flag to Captain Brink and sent Major Fitzgibbon with him to the enemy's picket-post of the evening before. At precisely 7 o'clock they reached the appointed place, but did not find the enemy, when they proceeded up the Charlotte road about one mile with the flag, when the enemy's vedettes fired upon it, severely wounding Major Fitzgibbon in the left leg.

Captain Brink still proceeded and delivered the communication and also informed the enemy of the wounding of Major Fitzgibbon. Captain Brink brought me back word that General Wheeler strongly condemned the action of his vidette in firing upon the flag, and would make any reparation in his power, and had severely punished the guilty parties.

Upon consultation with your headquarters, I then demanded of General Wheeler that they should receive Major Fitzgibbon and send him by railroad in charge of a surgeon to our lines at City Point Va., which arrangement General Wheeler readily consented to, and he was forwarded on the morning of the 28th of February. On the same morning we again resumed our line of march in an easterly direction, my brigade marching fifteen miles upon the left flank of the division; raining very hard and the roads being almost impassable. The next day we again marched upon the left flank, but did not, on account of the horrible state of the roads, make more than eight miles. The following day we again marched upon the left of the division, and camped near the North Carolina line, three miles north of Blakeney's, in Chesterfield District, S. C.

Other notes about Major Fitzgibbon.

Camp near Farmington, Mississippi, May 16, 1862.

Colonel Loom’s, of the 26th., Illinois regiment, having reported to me the gallant conduct of Captain Thomas C. Fitzgibbon in the battle of the 9th., instant and deeming it my duty to reward courage and bravery on the battle field, it is ordered that the subjoined latter be published to the regiment as a tribute to the bravery, courage, and ability of Captain Fitzgibbon, company B., and place upon the records.
Robert P. Sinclair, Colonel, commanding, 14th., Michigan Infantry.

July 27, 1862.

At Weam’s Springs Tennessee, Major Fitzgibbon had a horse killed under him.

Note. Here is a Bill, for Sarah’s pension claim.

Chap. XXXV-An Act granting a pension to Sarah Fitzgibbon.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, that the Secretary of the interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to place the name of Sarah Fitzgibbon, widow of Thomas C. Fitzgibbon late Major of the Fourteenth Michigan Volunteers infantry, upon the pension rolls, at twenty-five dollars per month from the first of May 1865, Provided, that in the event of marriage or death of said Sarah Fitzgibbon, that the pension allowed by this act shall be continued to the children of the late Thomas C. Fitzgibbon, subject to the limitation and restrictions now imposed by existing pension laws.
Approved April 10, 1866.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

British Officer In America 1754-1775.

There are British ancestors from both side of the pond looking for a ancestor that served in the British Army. These British officers came to America and served here from 1754-1775, many would go back, but some would stay and start a family line here. This list is of officers only. There are just to many names to put them all here. I will go alphabetically and put the surnames in groups. For those of you who couldn’t find a ancestor on the list can request a look up by writing me at the following.

The information will be name, rank, regiment and the year commissioned. It’s not a lot of information I know, but you will learn if the family stories are true, that he was in the British army and was in America at that time in history.

Note. Remember this is for officers only.

British Regiments That Served in America.

Here is all the British regiment that served in America from 1754-1775, this list will help you know if your ancestor was in America. For those that find a ancestor or name of interest it will tell you what kind of regiment it was. And for those of you who didn’t find a ancestor or name of interest on this list and you know their regiment it will help you decide if you should request a look up.

First regiment, Second battalion, 1758-1764.
Eighth, or King’s, regiment of foot, 1769-1773.
Ninth, regiment of foot, 1764-5 in Florida, 1766-9 in America, in 1770 Ireland.
Tenth, regiment of foot, 1768-1773.
Fourteenth, regiment of foot, 1768-1773.
Fifteenth, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Sixteenth, regiment of foot, 1768-1773.
Seventeenth, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Eighteenth, or Royal Irish, regiment of foot, 1768-1773.
Twenty-First or Royal North British Fuzileers, 1766-1773.
Twenty-Second, regiment of foot, 1758-1765. In 1764-5, was in Louisiana.
Twenty-Sixth, regiment of foot, 1768-1773.
Twenty-Seventh, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Twenty-Eight, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Twenty-Ninth, regiment of foot, 1766-1773.
Thirty-First, regiment of foot, 1766-1773, with the exception 1769, when in Minorca.
Thirty-Fourth, regiment of foot, 1764-1769, was in Louisiana 1764-5.
Thirty-Fifth, regiment of foot, 1758-64, was in Louisiana 1764-5.
Fortieth, regiment of foot, 1758-1765.
Forty-Second, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Forty-Third, regiment of foot, 1758-1763, In Jamaica 1764.
Forty-Fourth, regiment of foot, 1758-1765.
Forty-Fifth, regiment of foot, 1758-1765.
Forty-Sixth, regiment of foot, 1758-1767.
Forty- Seventh, regiment of foot, 1758-1763.
Forty-Eight, regiment of foot, 1758-1763.
Fifty-Second, regiment of foot, 1766-1773.
Fifty-Fifth, regiment of foot, 1766-1763.
Fifty-Eight, regiment of foot, 1758-1763.
Fifty-Ninth, regiment of foot, 1766-1773,
Sixtieth, late 62nd., regiment of foot, 1758-1773.
Sixty-Second, regiment of foot, 1756-7.
Sixty-Fourth, regiment of foot, 1769-1773.
Sixty-Fifth, regiment of foot, 1769-1773.
Sixty-Ninth, regiment of foot, 1768-9.
Seventy-Seventh, regiment of foot, 1758-1763, Corps of Rangers 1762-3.
Seventh-Eight, regiment of foot. 1758-1763.
Eightieth, regiment of foot, 1758-1763, Corps of Rangers 1762-3.
Ninety-Fourth, or Royal Welsh Volunteers, 1762-3, Corps of Rangers 1762-3.
Ninety-Fifth, regiment of foot, 1762-3, Corps of Rangers 1762-3.
Corps of Rangers 1762-3.

The British Soldier.

Abercromby, James Lieutenant, 35th. Regiment, Commission March 26, 1758.

Abercromby, James, Ensign, 44th. Regiment, Commission July 21, 1758.

Abercromby, James, Major, 78th. Regiment Commission July 25, 1760.

Abercromby, James, Captain, 42nd. Regiment, Commission May 5, 1762.

Abercromby, Robert, Lieutenant , 44th. Regiment, Commission April 19, 1759, and commission Captain, December 12, 1761.

Abercromby, William, Captain, 44th, Regiment, Commission November 16, 1764.

Baggs, John, Ensign, 1st. Regiment, Commission February 2, 1757.

Baggs, Philip, Captain, 69th. Regiment, Commission October 28, 1762.

Baggs, Stephen, Chaplain, 69th. Regiment, Commission February 28, 1766.

Calderwood, James, Captain, 26th. Regiment, Commission July 24, 1767.

Calderwood, Samuel, Ensign, 35th. Regiment, Commission September 14, 1761.

Calderwood, William, Ensign, 16th. Regiment, Commission June 10, 1772.

Donaldson, Alexander, Ensign, 42nd. Regiment, Commission July 18, 1758, Commission Adjut., March 20, 1759, Commission Lieutenant May 8, 1760.

Donaldson, Henry, 77th. Regiment, Commission March 11, 1762.

Donaldson, John, Lieutenant Colonel, 55th. Regiment, Commission December 25, 1755.

Evans, John, Lieutenant, 60th. Regiment, Commission February 29, 1756.

Evans, John, Captain, 18th. Regiment, Commission December 16, 1767.

Evans, Simon, Ensign, 28th., Regiment, Commission April 8, 1762, Commission Lieutenant, December 16, 1763.

Evans, William, Lieutenant, 28th. Regiment, Commission, March 8, 1757, Commission Captain Lt., March 28, 1763.

Farmer, Jasper, First Lieutenant, 21st. Regiment, Commission, April 6, 1776.

Farmer, John, Lieutenant, 28th. Regiment, Commission May 2, 1751, Commission Captain Lt., October 3, 1760.

Farmer, John, Captain, 22nd. Regiment, Commission July 2, 1762.

Farmer, Joseph, Lieutenant, 31st. Regiment, Commission September 7, 1756.

Farmer, Robert, Major, 34th. Regiment, Commission June 2, 1761.

Gray, George, Captain, 59th. Regiment Commission May 6, 1767.

Gray, James, Lieutenant, 42nd. Regiment, Commission January 30, 1756, Commission Captain, August 2, 1762.

Gray, James, Surgeon, 21st. Regiment, Commission March 17, 1765.

Gray, Robert, Lieutenant, 42nd. Regiment, Commission August 7, 1747, Commission Captain Lt., July 22, 1758.

Gray, Robert, Captain, 80th. Regiment, Commission August 2, 1759, Commission Captain, 55th. Regiment, September 13, 1760.

Hay, Adam, Ensign, 31st. Regiment, Commission May 1, 1772.

Hay, Alexander, Captain, 1st. Regiment, Commission March 12, 1754.

Hay, Jehu, Ensign,60th. Regiment, Commission April 2, 1758.

Hay, John, Ensign, 26th. Regiment, Commission October 31, 1770.

Hay, William, Ensign, 62nd. Regiment, Commission January 4, 1856, Commission Lieutenant 60th., Regiment December 11, 1756, Commission Ensign, 60th. Regiment, May 24, 1758.
Innes, Patrick, First Lieutenant, 21st. Regiment, Commission October 27, 1755, Commission Captain Lt., August 28, 1765, Commission Captain, February 22, 1788.

Innes, Robert, Second Lieutenant, 21st. Regiment, Commission May 11, 1770.

Jenkins, Edward, Ensign, 62nd. Regiment, Commission January 23, 1756, Commission Lieutenant 60th. Regiment October 22, 1758, Commission Lieutenant 65th. Regiment May 20, 1771.

Jenkins, Henry, Lieutenant, 35th. Regiment, Commission April 2, 1762.

Jenkins, John Hatch, Lieutenant, 10th. Regiment, Commission October 1, 1766.

Jenkins, William, Captain, 9th. Regiment, Commission October 18, 1762.

Kennedy, Hugh, Surgeon, 44th. Regiment, Commission April 20, 1759.

Kennedy, James, Colonel, 43rd. Regiment, Commission February 7, 1745-6, Commission Major General, January 28, 1756.

Kennedy, John, Ensign, 44th. Regiment, Commission November 6, 1761.

Kennedy, John, Lieutenant, 15th.Regiment, Commission September 22, 1764.

Kennedy, Primrose, Lieutenant, 44th. Regiment, Commission June 6, 1757.

Kennedy, Walter, Ensign, 62nd. Regiment, Commission January 8, 1756.

Lee, Charles, Captain, 44th. Regiment, Commission June 11, 1756.

Lee, Edward, Lieutenant, 45th. Regiment, Commission July 2, 1755, Commission Quarter Master October 7, 1756.

Lee, John, Lieutenant, 48th. Regiment, Commission June 6, 1757.

Lee, John, Lieutenant, 8th. Regiment, Commission April 15, 1767.

Madden, Edward, Ensign, 27th. Regiment, Commission October 1, 1758.

Madden, Edward, Lieutenant, 15th. Regiment, Commission July 19, 1762.

Madden, William, Captain, 16th. Regiment, Commission February 7, 1759.

Nicholson, Arthur, Surgeon, 60th. Regiment, Commission December 25, 1756.

Nicholson Henry, Lieutenant, 15th. Regiment, Commission January 11, 1758.

Nicholson, Richard, Ensign, 47th. Regiment, Commission December 10, 1758, Commission Lieutenant, February 1, 1759.

Nicholson, William, Ensign, 48th. Regiment, Commission July 20, 1758.

Owen, Charles, Ensign, 59th. Regiment, Commission July 30, 1762, Commission Quarter Master, April 23, 1765, Commission Lieutenant, September 13, 1769.

Owen, John, Colonel, 59th. Regiment, Commission November 27, 1760, Commission Major General, July 10, 1762.

Owen, Thomas, Second Lieutenant, 94th. Regiment, Commission January 11, 1760, Commission First Lieutenant, January 2, 1762.

Pringle, Boyle, Ensign, 27th., Regiment, Commission October 23, 1761.

Pringle, Francis, Lieutenant, 62nd. Regiment, Commission December 31, 1755.

Pringle, Henry, Captain Lt., 27th. Regiment, Commission February 2, 1757, Commission Captain, July 21, 1758.

Pringle, James, Lieutenant Colonel, 59th. Regiment, Commission March 21, 1765.

Pringle, Robert, Ensign, 14th. Regiment, Commission December 26, 1770.

Reid, Alexander, Captain, 42nd., Regiment, Commission July 21, 1758.

Reid, John, Captain, 42nd. Regiment, Commission June 3, 1752, Commission Major, August 1, 1759.

Reid, Mathew, Ensign, 40th., Regiment, Commission February 28, 1761.

Reid, Mathew, Ensign, 42nd. Regiment, Commission August 1, 1759.

Sharpe, Richard, Second Lieutenant, 40th. Regiment, Commission February 26, 1756, Commission Lieutenant, April 2, 1762.

Sharpe, William Sen., Adjt., 9th. Regiment, Commission November 20, 1756, Commission Lieutenant, February 24, 1762.

Sharpe, William Jr., Ensign, 9th. Regiment, Commission September 8, 1762, Commission Lieutenant, March 23, 1764.

Symes, Richard, Adjt., 14th. Regiment, Commission March 27, 1765, Commission Lieutenant, July 15, 1767.

Symes, Richard, Captain, 52nd. Regiment, Commission July 6, 1772.

Turnbull, Alexander, Lieutenant, 42nd. Regiment, Commission January 27, 1756, Commission Captain, June 4, 1762.

Turnbull, George, Lieutenant, 62nd. Regiment, Commission February 5, 1756, Commission Captain 60th. Regiment, November 15, 1765.

Usher, Christopher, Captain, 15th. Regiment, Commission September 4, 1754.

Usher, Thomas, Lieutenant., 16th. Regiment, Commission November 20, 1765.

Weld, Nathaniel, Ensign, 35th. Regiment, Commission , February 16, 1756, Commission Lieutenant, December 15, 1758.

Weld Nathaniel, Ensign, 35th., Regiment, Commission April 7, 1760, Commission Lieutenant July 24, 1762.

Weld, Nathaniel, Ensign, 64th. Regiment, Commission December 26, 1770.