Is anyone knowledgeable on regimental numbers during the War of 1812? I have John, Jonathan and Thomas Sexton listed in 4th Regiment. Thomas received benefits for service in Capt Hale's Co, which was Grayson County. I also have Wm C Sexton in 4th Regt (Boyd); different unit or time? Thornton and William 78 Regt (Feb - Mar 1815) are Grayson Co. Charles Sexton served from Russell County. Was he in the 5th Regiment or the 6th Regiment of Virginia Militia? There was a Charles in each.
Any help appreciated. Willis Sexton
The confusion comes from conversion from militia unit designations to line unit designations. When the 78th Virginia Militia was called up in the war of 1812, only part of the regiment went, and they were included in the 4th VA Infantry (a line unit).
So, likely there was only one person of each name in the same unit.
Hope it helps a bit.
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