From "Records of Men Enlisted in the U.S. Army Prior to the Peace Establishment, May 17, 1815":
Regiment: 2nd U.S.
Company Commander: Spotswood Henry
Where Born: (Blank)
When Born: Aug 18/13??? (The entry may mistakenly been when recruited?)
Enlisted Where: (Blank)
Enlisted by Whom: Capt. Henry
Period of Enlistment: 5 years
Remarks: M. R. dated Province Island Barracks October 23, 1812, present. Died June 25/13
See Pension Case (Book 668 or 618?)
I now know that William Hinds was recruited by Spotswood Henry* and that he was in the U.S. Army, not the Virginia militia. I knew that a pension had been received by his wife and children, but did not have a pension case number. I knew his date of death, but had never seen any mention of Province Island Barracks.*Captain Spotswood Henry was probably Alexander Spotswood Henry, the son of Patrick Henry
William Hinds lived in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. The History of Southwest Virginia... has an account of Captain Spotswood Henry's recruiting efforts.