Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hamilton's Militia

From the Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark in the American Revolution, with the unpublished Journal of Henry Hamilton":

In addition to the regulars there were fourteen officers and seventy-one rank and file in the volunteer militia, five officers and thirty-five rank and file in Captain La Mothe's volunteer company, three artillery men, and seventy Indian chiefs and picked warriors.

Other Indians joined the force as it proceeded on its way towards Vincennes.

Historic Vincennes [Indiana]

The names of the officers of the volunteer militia and of the Indian Department who accompanied the expedition reveal the extent to which Hamilton placed himself in the hands of the French. Among the three captains of the volunteer militia were Guillaume La Mothe and Alexis Maisonville. The five lieutenants were Jacob Schieffelin, Pierre St. Cosme, Medard Gamelin*.... .

List of officers of Militia at Detroit:


*My daughter has a Gamelin ancestor from the Detroit area in her family tree (don't know the relationship to Medard Gamelin).

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