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"Officers, NCOs, Music and Privates who were in the Sortie before Fort Erie on the 17th September 1814"

NAME AGE HEIGHT
Sgt. William German 23 5' 8"
Drum Major Harrison 33 5' 6"
Fifer Starks Simons 38 5' 9"
Drummer Thomas King 37 5' 10"
Drummer George Lucas 20 5' 6"

Privates
John Anthony 29 5' 8"
Travis Adams 29 5' 6"
Frederick Alsbaugh 27 5' 10"
James Blackshire 24 6'
Paul Bonnel 23 5' 11"
Anthony Craft 27 5' 10"
John M. Dittmore 30 5' 10"
Michael Dougherty 36 5' 8"
John Donnely 26 5' 8"
Foutaine D. Hunter 28 6'
Robert Hanna 44 5' 6"
Samuel Hare 42 5' 9"
John Jones 33 5' 7"
Nathan Kelly 20 5' 8"
George Lynn 39 5' 9"
William Lindsey 22 5' 9"
Samel McNeal 43 5' 10"
Christopher Punk 34 5' 7"
William Robertson 29 5' 8"
William Riggs 28 6' 1"
John Spence 29 5' 11"
Thomas Stewart 34 5' 6"
Eli Sawyer 20 5 11"
John Smith 29 6' 1"
William Scott 26 5' 10"
David Strowick 21 5' 8"
Thomas Taylor 33 5' 6"
Jacob Wise 30 5' 10"
John Whise 31 5' 8"
William Walker 26 5' 8"
James White 41 5' 10"
Joseph Whitehouse 28 5' 10"
Sam. L. Winstead 23 6'
William Farrell 46 5' 8"
James Gamble 28 5' 6"
John Francis 25 5' 6"

OFFICERS:

Captain John Cleeves Symmes
Born: New Jersey Appointed from Northwest Territory
Died 23 May 1829

3rd Lieutenant Hilary Brunot
Born: Pennsylvania Appointed from Pennsylvania Granduated from Military Academy (30) appointed on 21 July 1814
Wounded during Sortie.
Died 26 March 1872

CASUALTIES OF THE 1ST U.STATES INFANTRY DURING THE SORTIE OF SEPTEMBER 17TH 1814:

5 KILLED IN ACTION
10 WOUNDED


Sources: Company Book of John C. Symmes and E. Clemson National Archives;Historical Register by Heitman.

Information compiled by David Bennett.

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Belle Fontaine M.T.
September 17th, 1818

Dear Sir,
What a contrast between the tranquil scenes of this day to the ever memorable 17th of September 1814, a day on which I cannot bestow a thought, but with mingled emotions of Pride & regret. Pride at the success of our Arms, but regret that so many of our heroes should fall; with pride at the applause gained by the 1st Regiment, on that day, but with regret that the samed Officer had not been in command of it during the whole Campaign, that commanded on that day; in which cse I hesitate not to declare it as my opinion, that no Regiment, in the Army of the same strength, would have sood higher. I feel predestinated, had you on this moment, thinking of writing on the same subject, and that you dwell with delight on Storming the British Battery at Fort Erie, and that however Seldon you may think of your then Companions, that you heard my thinking of them, with a feeling of friendship. If so, I can answer for one of them that this feeling is recipircal & will only end with Life itself.

Lewis Bissell (former Captain of the 1st U.States Infantry)

SOURCE: Missouri Historical Society