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New Company A

From ROSTER IOWA SOLDIERS, Miscellaneous Vol. VI, Des Moines, 1911
Taken previously from Mr. REID’s early history of Iowa.


When the Mormon Battalion was mustered out of service at Los Angeles, on the expiration of their term of service, July 16, 1847, the opportunity was given them to re-enlist for during the war. The Church Officers did not favor their continuing in service, but enough finally enrolled themselves to make up a company.

DANIEL C. DAVIS, formerly Captain of Company E, became Captain of the new company, and the other officers, non-commissioned officers and privates were pretty well distributed among the old companies. The Muster Out Roll shows that the company was all enrolled July 20, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal., by Captain D. C. DAVIS, and that all were mustered into service on the same date and at the same place by A. J. SMITH, First Lieutenant, First Dragoons.

The Roll also shows that all were mustered out with the company March 14, 1848, at San Diego, Cal., except Lieutenant ROBERT CLIFT, detached, and two deaths. The Muster Roll concludes with the following ending: ‘This company was mustered into service, pursuant to authority of Colonel MASON, on the 20th day of July, 1847, for one year, they reserving a right to claim a discharge on the first of March, 1848, and the transportation allowance for Volunteers to be allowed them either to the Bay of San Francisco, or the Great Salt Lake, into which the Great Bear River empties. In the month of November, 1847, they were advised that, if they were discharged before the expiration of one year, they would not receive either bounty land or Government script. They claimed their discharge on the 1st of March, thereby agreeing to relinquish all claims to land or script, and have received their transportation allowance of 50 cents for every twenty miles travel home (to the Great Salt Lake).’


 New Company A Muster Roll 

DANIEL C DAVIS Captain
CYRUS C. CANFIELD First Lieutenant
RUEL BARRUS Second Lieutenant
ROBERT CLIFT Second Lieutenant. On detached service at Los Angeles, Cal, by order of Colonel J. D. STEVENSON, Final record not found.
EDMUND L. BROWN (Tyler’s list, SAMUEL L. BROWN) First Sergeant
SAMUEL MYERS Sergeant
BENJAMIN F. MAYFIELD, Sergeant
HENRY PACKARD, Sergeant
THOMAS PECK (Tyler’s list, THORIL PECK) Corporal
ISAAC HARRISON Corporal
HIRAM B. MOUNT Corporal
EDWIN WALKER, Corporal
RICHARD D. SPRAGUE, Musician
HENRY W. JACKSON, Musician

ADDISON BAILY (Tyler’s list, ADDISON BAILEY) Private
JEFFERSON BAILY (Tyler’s list, JEFFERSON BAILEY) Private
GORDON S. BECKSTEAD, Private
ORIN BECKSTEAD (Tyler’s list, ORIN M. BECKSTEAD) Private
HENRY BOWING Private This name does not appear in either of the original companies
BENJAMIN BRASS, Private
HENRY W. BRAZZEE (Tyler’s list, HENRY W. BRIZZEE) Private
WILLIAM W. BROWN, Private
JOHN BRYANT (Tyler’s list, JOHN S. BRYANT) Private
THOMAS CALAHAN (Tyler’s list, THOMAS WILLIAM CALLAHAN) Private
EDWARD R. CALKINS, Private
PHILO J. CARTER, Private
RILEY G. CLARK, Private
JOHN CLAWSON, (Tyler’s list, JOHN R. CLAWSON) Private
JAMES CLIFT, Private
JEPTHA CONDIT, Private
JOHN A. COVIL (Tyler’s list, JOHN Q.A. COVIL) Private.
WILLARD T. DAYTON (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM J. DAYTON) Private
NEAL DONALD, Privat Died at San Diego, Cal., Nov. 6, 1847
THOMAS P. DUTCHER, Private
JACOB EARL, Private
JUSTUS EARL, (Tyler’s list, JUSTICE C. EARL) Private
WILLIAM EVANS, Private
EZRA FATOUTE, Private
HIRAM W. FELLOWS, Private
PHILANDER FLETCHER, Private
LAFAYETTE FROST, Sergeant. Died at San Diego, Cal., Sept. 8, 1847. In Lieutenant Colonel COOKE’s diary he mentions a case of remarkable coolness and daring on the part of this soldier. (See page 48, in History)
EBENEZER HARMON, Private.
LORENZO HARMON (Tyler’s list, LORENZO F. HARMON) Private
OLIVER HARMON (Tyler’s list, OLIVER N. HARMON) Private
JAMES S. HART, Private
WILLIAM F. HICKENLOOPER (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM HICKENLOOPER) Private
JAMES KIBBEY (Tyler’s list, JAMES W. KIBLEY) Private
WILLIAM LANCE Private
JAMES J. LEMMON (Tyler’s list, JAMES LEMMON) Private
HARLAN MCBRIDE (Tyler’s list, HASLEM MCBRIDE) Private
BENJAMIN MAGGARD, Private
HENRY B. MILLER, Private. This name does not appear in Tyler’s list.
THOMAS MORRIS Private
JAMES MOWRY (Tyler’s list, JAMES MOWREY) Private. It appears by Tyler’s History that he served as servant to G. W. ROSECRANS, SAMUEL THOMPSON and ROBERT CLIFT in the original companies.
JOHN F. MOWRY (Tyler’s list, JOHN T. MOWREY) Private.
CONRAD NEAL (Tyler’s list, CONRAD NAILE) Private
CHRISTIAN NOWLER (Tyler’s list, CHRISTIAN NOLER) Private
JAMES PARK, Private
EDWIN M. PECK, Private
ISAAC PECK, Private
PETER F. RICHARDS, Private
JOHN J. RISE, Private
JOHN RITTER, Private
LEVI RUNYAN, Private
GEORGE S. SEXTON, Private
AURORA SHUMWAY, Private
LOTT SMITH (Tyler’s list, LOT SMITH) Private
WILLIAM SMITH, Private
GEORGE STEEL (Tyler’s list, GEORGE STEELE) Private
ISAAC STEEL (Tyler’s list, ISAIAH STEELE) Private
ANDREW G. STEERS (Tyler’s list, ANDREW STEERS) Private
MILES THOMPSON, Private
JOHN WATTS, Private
BENJAMIN WEST, Private
HENRY WHEELER, Private
JOHN L. WHEELER, Private
JAMES V. WILLIAMS, Private
JACOB WINTERM (Tyler’s list JACOB WINTERS) Private
ANDREW WORKMAN (Tyler’s list, OLIVER G. WORKMAN) Private
NATHAN YOUNG, Private This name does not appear on the rolls of either of the original companies
JEROME ZABRISKY (Tyler’s list, JEROME ZABRISKIE) Private.

** Tyler’s list contains a name in DAVIS’ new company which does not appear on the official roll: HENRY G. BOYLE. (See Note of Company C) The recapitulation and Certificates were not filled out on Rolls furnished us.


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