Arkansas Volunteers of 1836

from History & Roster of the First & Second Regiments of Arkansas Mounted Gunmen 1836-1837, Van Buren County Enrolees

These men did not get a pension but were eligible for military bounty land warrants.

Akin, Samuel C.       Pvt Co. A, 1 Reg         enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Cato, Hiley (Hile)    Pvt Co. A, 1 Reg         enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Couch, John           Pvt, Buglar Co A, 1 Reg  enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
                      Promoted Dec 7, 1837
Curzine, Abel F.      Pvt Co. A, 1 Reg         enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Curzine, Reuben G.    Pvt Co 1, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Joslin, William       Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Lusk, Preston         Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Maddox, John          Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Morrison, James       Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Peel, Richard T.      Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Stratton, John W.     Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock
Turley, Thomas (Turly)Pvt Co A, 1 Reg          enr Oct 19, 1836     Little Rock


(July, 2012 Admin notes: From Wikipedia the free on line encyclopedia,

"The first use of the Arkansas State Militia occurred in the same month that Arkansas was admitted to the union, June 1836. Several events contributed to the Federal Government's call for troops from Arkansas. The Second Seminole War began in Florida in 1836, at the same time, the Texas War of Independence was underway. Federal Government removed its regular army troops from forts and posts in the Indian Territory in order to supply troops for the fighting in Florida. Many of the remaining regular army troops were transferred to posts along the Sabine River, positioned to either prevent a Mexican invasion or to assist the Texas revolution as directed.[1] President Jackson asked for and was granted funds by Congress to raise a volunteer force from Arkansas to help fill the void left by regular forces along the border with the Indian Territory. Secretary of War Lewis Cass issued a call for troops to Territorial Governor William Savin Fulton on May 15, 1836. Fulton responded by issuing a proclamation calling for 1,000 volunteers. The volunteers were to assemble into companies, elect officers and report to the Governor immediately. The Governor's proclamation was published in the same edition of the Arkansas Gazette that reported on the passage in Congress of the act which admitted Arkansas to the Union."

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