Black Hawk War Veterans

Note: This list is compiled from results obtained by searching the Illinois State Archives Blackhawk War Online Database for soldiers who enlisted from Crawford County. There was a great deal of duplication in the search results, and you'll find a lot of apparent duplication in the records below, due to incorrect name spellings, promotions within the same company, etc. If two listings were identical in every particular, I did not duplicate them in this list. If the spelling varied, or there was a different rank listed, I included that listing. Photocopies of this information can be obtained from the archives website above (scroll to the bottom of the page for instructions).

Background from "The Black Hawk War," by Frank E. Stevens, facs. rep., published by Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD 20716, 1993, p. 191:

On the 16th [16 Jun 1832] the Second Brigade, consisting of three regiments, a spy battalion and a detachment, was organized, the officers of which were: Brigadier-General, Milton K. ALEXANDER of Edgar County; Aid, William B. ARCHER; Brigade Inspector, Stephen B. SHELLEDY; Brigade Quartermaster, Henry G. SMITH. The officers of the Second Regiment, so far as known, were: Colonel, Samuel ADAMS; Lieutenant-Colonel, J. W. BARLOW; Major, George BOWERS; Adjutant, Samuel DUNLAP; Quartermaster, Walter L. MAYO. It was composed of the companies of Captains John BARNES (only one-half thereof, the other half being sent to Isaac PARMENTER's detachment with the Third Regiment), Alexander M. HOUSTON and part of William HIGHSMITH's of Crawford County and John ARNOLD and Elias JORDAN of Wabash County."

The names are listed as: SURNAME, Given Name, Rank, Company (if missing, was not given), Regiment, Brigade. (Abbreviations Used: 1st Lt. - First Lieutenant; 2nd Lt. - Second Lieutenant; Cpl. - Corporal; Lt. Col. - Lieutenant Colonel; Sur - Surgeon, Asst. Surgeon, Surgeon Mate; Pvt. - Private; Sgt. - Sergeant)

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ALEXANDER, John C., Sur., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
ALLISON, John, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
ALLISON, Samuel H., Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
ALLISON, Samuel V., 1st Lt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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B

BAKER, Andrew, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BARLOW, John W., Lt. Col., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade;
Mary Ann Hanson
BAUGHER, George W., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BOATRIGHT, Alexander, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BOATRIGHT, James, 2nd Lt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BOGARD, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BRASHARES, Blanton, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BRIMBERY, John, Pvt. W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
BUGHER, George, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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CARTER, Benjamin, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
CHRISTY, James, Sgt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
CRUSE, Samuel, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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D

DANFORTH, Silus L., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
DOHERTY, Cornelius, Cpl, A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
DOUDEN, George R., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
DOUGHTON, George R., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

E

EASTON, Thomas, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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F

FITCH, Edwin, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
FOWLER, Henry, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
FULLER, Martin, Cpl., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
FULLER, Thomas, Sgt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

G

GARRISON, Peter, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
GOODWIN, Jehue, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
GOODWIN, Silas, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
GRINTON, Robert, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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H

HACKET, John A., Quartermaster, 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HACKET, Joseph, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HACKETT, John A., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HACKETT, Joseph, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HAMPTON, O. F. D., Sgt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HARPER, Levi, Sgt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HAWKINS, William, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HEATH, Renix, Cpl., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HIGHSMITH, Nathan, Cpl., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HORINE, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HOUSTON, Alexander M., Aide, 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HOUSTON, Alexander M., Cpt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
HUTTON, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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J

JOHNSON, Hiram; Judith Tickle Need
JOHNSTON, John, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
JONES, Joseph, Cpl., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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K

KINNEY, George W., Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
KITCHELL, Wickliffe, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
KUYKENDAL, James, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

L

LACKEY, Matthew, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
LAGOW, George W., 1st Lt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
LAGOW, John, Cpl., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
LEWIS, James, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
LOGAN, Alexander, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade; Lynda Flanagan

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M

MARTIN, Isaac, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
MAUZY, Richard, Sur., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
McCOY, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
McCOY, William, Sgt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
McMICKLE, John H., 2nd Lt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
MONTGOMERY, Andrew, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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N

NELLY, Johnson, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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P

PARKER, John, Jr., Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PARKER, Thomas N., Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PEARSON, Edward, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PEARSON, Edwin, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PEARSON, Joseph, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PEARSON, William, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PHELPS, Zalmon, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PHELPS, Zilman, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PHILPS, Amost, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PORTER, David, Sgt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
PORTER, Robert, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
POTTER, William, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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R

RECE, William, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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S

SHAW, Samuel, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
STARK, James T., Cpl., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
STEWART, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
STOCKWELL, Thomas, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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V

VANDERWENTER, John T., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
VANDEVINDER, John, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

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W

WALDROP, Frances, Bugler, A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
WALTERS, Jacob, Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
WEGER, James, Pvt., W. Highsmith's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
WILSON, Vastin J., Pvt., A. Houston's Co., 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade
WILSON, Vastine, Quartermaster, 2nd Reg, 2nd Brigade

 

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