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Colonel William Higgins [Company?]

Designation: 2nd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Volunteers

Dates: December 1813 - February 1814

Men mostly from: Madison (Ala.), Lincoln, Robertson, Smith, and Wilson Counties [Tennessee?]

Captains: Samuel Allen, John B. Cheatham, John Crane (Craine), Adam Dale, William Doak, Thomas Eldridge, Stephen Griffith, James Hamilton (Hambleton), John Hill, Joseph Kirkpatrick

Brief History

Along with Colonel Perkins' regiment, this unit comprised the sixty-day volunteers enlisted by William Carroll to fill the rapidly dwindling ranks of Jackson's army decimated by the desertions of December 1813. Determined to make the most of this new army, Jackson marched these 850 green troops into Creek territory where they encountered the Red Sticks at Emuckfau and Enotochopco (22 and 24 January 1814). The Tennesseans at these battles suffered heavy casualties. The line of march went through Huntsville to Fort Strother and then to the battlefields.

Hill a brave and valiant officer who had settled in Sevier County near the French Broad River and was a good friend to Brig. Gen George Dourghty of Jefferson County was mortally wounded at this battle then later died from this demise [sic]. Serving in both Kings Mountain and the Battle of Boyd's Creek with Dourghty [sic -- should be Dougherty] and several others from the county [including] Maj. Hugh Henry. According to an application for compensation made by his wife Elizabeth Kyle Hill she had remarried by 1816 her "new" married name was not given in the report.

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