Posted By:Tammy Barnes
Subject:The muster rolls of Captains Conway, Cummings, Price, and Tipton contain physica
Post Date:January 04, 2012 at 11:19:02
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Looking for information n Jehu Stephens found this war of 1812 information that mentions A Jehu Stephens need to find out if it is the correct one. This information mentions muster rolls and descriptions of soldiers and where they were from How can I find out more information on Captain Jehu Stephens and possibly Ruben Tipton. Jehu Stephens married Anny Tipton daughter of "fighting billy" William Tipton.
       DESIGNATION: East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen
       DATES: September/October 1814 - May 1815
       MEN MOSTLY FROM: Knox, Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Hawkins, Rhea and Roane Counties
       CAPTAINS: Charles Conway, James Cumming, Daniel Price, Jehu Stephens, Ruben Tipton
This battalion, along with a battalion under the command of Major William Russell, was part of an expedition led by Major Uriah Blue (39th U.S. Infantry) into West Florida in December 1814/January 1815. Their mission was to roam the Escambia River in search of refugee Creek warriors who escaped Jackson's capture of Pensacola (7 November 1814). The mission was largely unsuccessful, as the troops suffered from lack of supplies.
Their rendezvous point was Fort Montgomery and at the end of the war they were in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, where they were waiting to go to New Orleans to participate in the campaign there. The war concluded before they were called out. The muster rolls of Captains Conway, Cummings, Price, and Tipton contain physical descriptions of the soldiers, as well as the county of residence. Captain Rueben Tipton and his four brothers served in the same company.