The Black Hawk War was a conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks, Meskwakis (Fox), and Kickapoos, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into the U.S. state of Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was apparently hoping to reclaim land sold to the United States in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
The following was transcribed from the Shawnee, the quarterly publication of the Saline County Genealogical Society. Pope Co ILGenWeb extends a hearty thank you to the society for permission to use these materials.
April 16, 1832, Governor Reynolds of the State of Illinois called for 1000 volunteers from central and southern Illinois to fight Chief Blackhawk.
CAPTAIN CHARLES DUNN'S COMPANY of Mounted Volunteers, called into the service of the United States by the Governor of Illinois, by his order of May 15, 1832 from the date of its enrollment to August 13, 1832, the time of mustering out of service. The following company are all residents of Pope County, Illinois and were enrolled June 16, 1832.
|Captain Charles Dunn||First Lt. Joseph Neal||2nd Lt. John Raum|
|2nd Lt. James H. McColugh||Sgt. Jesse R. Pratt||Sgt. Andrew H. Drinnon|
|Corp. James F. Johnston||Cpl. John Hamilton||Cpl. Jason B. Smith|
|James Arnold||William Anderson||David Bruce|
|Thomas Bruce||William A. Barr||George W. Cowsert|
|John M. Dobbins||Joshua S. Hawley||Richard Hughes|
|Joseph Harper||Thomas Hall||John P. Hodge|
|Jacob Kennedy||John McCool||John Merow|
|Wm. M. Paistly||Daniel Pierce||Willie R. Palmore|
|Calvin H. Palmore||Nathan Pattello||Matthew R. Pratt|
|John Paisley||James Rose||Harrison Slankard|
|Hiram G. Smith||Joseph Wiley||John Whiteside|
CAPTAIN JONATHAN DURMAN'S COMPANY
Enrollment date and mustering out date same as Capt. Chas. Dunn's Co.
|Captain Jonathan Durman||1st Lt. Jacob Benyard||Sgt. John B. Witt|
|Sgt. Thomas M. Ellis||Sgt. Green B. Veatch||Sgt. Alfred M. Hazel|
|Cpl. John Lewis||Cpl. Thomas Mattews|
|Andrew Anderson||Marshall Allen||Jesse Banty|
|James Bailey||David Bowman||James Crawford|
|William Carlyle||Samuel Cowsert||Colman Davis|
|Judetham C. Demick||William Dorset||James Holland|
|Ezekial Hobbs||William Harlice||Christopher Hobbs|
|Alfred Jones||Anderson King||Joseph L. Lewis|
|John Lauderdale||Isaac L. Martin||Abraham Noaks|
|James Perrin||Robert R. Raney||Jacob Slankard|
|John Williams||James Williams||Josiah Williams|
|Isom Williams||Isaac F. Watkins||Squire Wallace|
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