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Black Hawk War

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.

Source: Wikipedia

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

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
John King

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