Deserters



    Submitted by Sloan Mason


    
    DESERTERS.
    
    The following Soldiers of the 3d Regiment of Riflemen, are hereby published as Deserters from 
    the Army of the United States.  Fifty Dollars will be given for the apprehension of either of them 
    upon delivery being made to any officer of the Army, or by securing either of them in gaol, and 
    giving due notice to the nearest Rifle Officer.
    
    LATE BLOUNTíS COMPANY.
    
    Henry Polk, (properly Hugh) born in Mecklenburg count, N.C. aged 25 years, 5 feet 8 inches 
    higher, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a carpenteródeserted from 
    Charlotte, N.C. June, 1814.
    
    John Edwards, born in New York, aged 24 years, 5 feet 10 1-2 inches high, fair complexion, gray 
    eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Cabarrus county, N.C. 11th June, 
    1814.
    
    Joseph Harper, born in Tennessee, aged 21 years, 5 feet 11 inches high, fair complexion, black 
    eyes, black hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Germantown, N.C. 21st July, 1814.
    
    Ira W. Anderson, born in Bedford county, Virginia, aged 25 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, ruddy 
    complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Guilford, N.C. 
    August, 1814.
    
    John Wilson, born in Pasquotank county, N.C., aged 40 years, 5 feet 7 1-2 inches high, fair 
    complexion, grey eyes, sandy hair, and by occupation a hatteródeserted from Randolph court 
    house, N.C. 9 h Sep. 1814.
    
    James Williams, born in Randolph county, N. C. 5 feet 10 1-2 inches high, fair complexion, dark 
    eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Randolph court house, N.C. 12th 
    September, 1814.
    
    Wilham Mitwee, description for exactly known, easily recognized in Mecklenburg county, N.C., 
    where he is now lurkingódeserted from Cantonment Greene, near Charlotte, N.C. 30th October, 
    1814.
    
    James Broom, born in Cumberland county, N.C. aged 35 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, dark 
    complexion, grey eyes sandy hair and by occupation a hatteródeserted from Randolph county, 
    N.C. 1st November, 1814. 
    
    Richard Ferguson, born in Rando ph county, N.C. aged 20 years, 6 feet high, fair complexion, 
    grey eyes, light hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Randolph county, N.C. 1st 
    November, 1814.
    
    Michael Summy, born in Lincoln county, N.C. aged 24 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, fair 
    complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a batteródeserted from Cantonment 
    Greene, near Charlotte, N.C. 13th November, 1814.
    
    Robert Dean, born in Guilford county, N.C. aged 28 years, 5 feet 11 inches high, dark complexion, 
    hazel eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Rowan county, N.C. 10th Nov. 
    1814.
    
    William Turner, born in Chatham county, N.C. aged 30 years, 5 feet 8 1-2 inches high, dark 
    complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Rowan county, 
    N.C. 20th Dec. 1814.
    
    Hardy D. Davis, corporal, born in Wake county, N.C. aged 23 years, 5 feet 10 1.2 inches high, 
    fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a saddler, of erect figure, genteel 
    appearance, quick in speech, large black whiskers, addicted to gambling, and remarkable for 
    cunning and villainyódeserted from camp near Danville, Va. November 26.h, 1814.
    
    LATE ROBESONíS COMPANY
    
    Wm B. Lynn, born in Chatham county, N.C. aged 29 years, 5 feet 9 inches high, light 
    complexion, blue eyes, light hair and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Laurens, S.C. 
    3d September, 1814.
    
    Anthony Miller, born in Duplin county, N.C. aged 21 years, 5 feet 9 inches high, light 
    complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer; a small scar over one of his 
    eyes, of good appearance, except that he canít look a man in the face; previously of the 18th i
    nfantry, addicted to taking things not his own, particularly watchesódeserted from Fayetteville, 
    N.C. 19th September, 1814. 
    
    Wm. Britt, born in Robeson county, N.C. aged 35 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark complexion, 
    blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer; one front tooth out, slow of speech and slow 
    of movement, downcast lookódeserted from Lumberton, N.C. 29th September, 1814.
    
    Wm. Musgrove, born in Liverpool, England, aged 28 years, 5 feet 9 1-2 inches high, dark 
    complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a schoolmasteródeserted from Cambridge, 
    S.C. 14th October, 1814.
    
    Joseph Jenkins, born in Rowan county, N.C. aged 19 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, light 
    complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a bricklayeródeserted on the march from 
    Cambridge, S.C. to Charlotte, N.C. 16th October, 1814.
    
    James Crosby, born in Marion district, S.C. aged 21 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complexion, 
    dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Marion, S.C. 17th October, 1814.
    
    James Henderson, born in Robeson county, N.C. aged 25 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, sallow 
    complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a gun smith; marks of gunpowder in his 
    faceódeserted from Fayetteville, N.C. 22nd October, 1814.
    
    Wm. Edwards, born in Columbus county, N.C. aged 21 years, 5 feet 9 inches high, dark 
    complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from cantonment 
    Greene, near Charlotte, N.C. 1st November, 1814.
    
    Tarlton Renfrew, about 5 feet 6 inches high, aged 18 years, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, 
    handsome, well made, active, sprightly, and fond of dress; reported himself 15th October, 1814, 
    to Lt. Sparks, at Union Court House, S.C. as a soldier of the 24th Infantry, who had been 
    captured by the enemy, and effected his escape. He was temporarily attached to captain 
    Robesonís company, and deserted from the same at cantonment Greene, near Charlotte, N.C. 
    10th Nov. 1814.
    
    CAPTIN CAMPBELLíS COMPANY
    
    John Doughtery, born in Northampton county, N.C. aged 28 years, 5 feet 9 1-2 inches high, ruddy
    complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a silver smith, latterly accustomed to the 
    sea.  He is remarkable for his extreme ? lence and downcast appearance, addicted to 
    intoxication, and when drunk is both sullen and stupidódeserted from Rowan county, N.C. 20th 
    November, 1814.
    
    James Thomas, born in South Carolina, aged 23 years, 5 feet 9 1 2 inches high, dark complexion, 
    black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a sailor; high cheek bones; looks like an Indian, and 
    has the meanness and audacity more than one, to impose himself on recruiting officersódeserted 
    from Richmond, Virginia, December 21, 1814.
    
    CAPTAIN BRANDONíS COMPANY
    
    William Lane, born in Culpepper, Virginia, aged 30 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, fair complexion, 
    blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Wilkesborough, N.C. 3d August, 
    1814.
    
    Franklin Caldwell, born in Anson county, N.C. aged 21 years, 5 feet 7 1-2 inches high, fair 
    complexion, brown eyes, fair hair, and by occupation a laboreródeserted from Morganton, N.C. 
    30th August, 1814.
    
    William Polk, born in Mecklenburg, N.C. aged 38 years, 5 feet 11 inches high, dark complexion, 
    blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Ashe court house, N.C. 20th 
    August, 1814. 
    
    James Yearly, born in Rutherford county, N.C. aged 24 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, ruddy 
    complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Rutherford 
    court house, N.C., 21st Sept. 1814.
    
    John Yonso, born in Ashe county, N.C. aged 25 years, 5 feet 9 inches high, swarthy complexion, 
    blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a blacksmithódeserted from Wilkesborough, N.C. Sept. 
    25th, 1814.
    
    Jesse Still, born in Guilford county, N.C. aged 37 years, 5 feet 10 1-2 inches high, fair complexion, 
    blue eyes, sandy hair, and by occupation a farmer, deserted 21st Nov. 1814 on the march from 
    Charlotte N.C. to Richmond, Va.
    
    CAPTAIN COLHOUNíS COMPANY
    
    Robert Crafton, born in Pitt county, N.C. aged 36 years, 5 feet 6 inches high, of dark complexion, 
    hazel eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted from Union court house, S.C. 10th 
    Sept. 1814.
    
    Adam Huffsteller, born in Lincoln county, N.C. aged 33 years, 5 feet __ inches high, of light 
    complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted on the march from 
    Charlotte N.C. to Richmond, Va. 20th Nov 1814.
    
    Daniel Taler, born in Orangeburg district, S.C. aged 18 years, 5 feet 3 inches high, fair complexion, 
    yellow eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted 6th October 1814, from Edgefield, 
    S.C. 
    
    John Hembree, born in Pendleton district, S.C. 27 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, of dark complexion, 
    dark eyes, black hair, and by occupation a carpenteródeserted from Franklin, Geo. date not 
    known.
    
    Ephraim McLain, born in York district, S.C. aged 27 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, of fair complexion, 
    brown eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmeródeserted on the 25th November, 1814.
    
    It is trusted that the good citizens of the United States will not refuse their exertions in attempting 
    to apprehend these deluded and abandoned soldiers, who at a period like the present, have the 
    folly and the meanness to desert the standard of their country.
    
    				By order of the Commanding Officer,
    				W. J. Gordon, 
    				Acting Adjutant 3d Rifle Regiment.
    
    ?The Editors of the Enquirer, Richmond, Lynchburg Press, and Constellation; Winchester, Virginia; 
    the Register, Star and Minerva, Raleigh N.C.;  the Gazette, Columbia, Messenger, Pendleton, and 
    City Gazette, Charleston, S.C.; the Journal and Argus, Milledgeville, Chronicle, Augusta, and 
    Republican, Savannah, Georgia; the Whit and Clarion, Nashville, and Wilsonís Gazette, Knoxville, 
    Tennessee; the Reporter and Gazettee, Lexington, and Palladium, Frankfort, Kentucky, will please 
    publish the foregoing advertisement once a week for three weeks, and transmit their accounts, 
    post paid, to the Editor of this paper, (National Intelligencer,) with proper authority to receive 
    payment and receipt for the same.
    	February 10							fS 
    
    SOURCE:  CITY GAZETTE Ė 2/10/1815
    
    

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