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The Iowa Mormon Battalion
Company B

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


MUSTER ROLL of CAPTAIN J.D. HUNTER’S Company B, of the Mormon Battalion of Foot Soldiers, to the 16th day of July, 1847, when discharged by expiration of term of service.

It appears that all ‘Joined for Service and Enrolled at the General Rendezvous’ July 16, 1846, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and that all were ‘ Mustered Into Service” at the same place and on the same date.


 Company B Muster Roll 

J. D. HUNTER (Tyler’s list, JESSE D. HUNTER) Captain. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ELIM LUDDINGTON. (Tyler’s list, ELAM LUDDINGTON) First Lieutenant. On detached service since October 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

RUEL BARRUS. Second Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.
Re-enlisted as Second Lieutenant in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, 1847

P.C. MERRILL (Tyler’s list, PHILEMON C. MERRILL) Second Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Lieutenant MERRILL acted as Adjutant for the Battalion, under Lieutenant Colonel COOKE, on the march from Sante Fe to California.

WILLIAM CAREY (Tyler’s list WILLIAM COREY) First Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM HYDE. Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ALBERT SMITH. Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

D. P. RAINY (Tyler’s list, DAVID P. RAINEY) Promoted to Sergeant Match 6, 1847. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS DUNN. Corporal. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JOHN D. CHASE. Corporal. On detached service since October 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

E. WILCOX. (Tyler’s list, EDWARD WILCOX) Corporal. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

H.M. ALEXANDER (Tyler’s list, HORACE M. ALEXANDER) Corporal. Appointed Corporal March 6, 1847. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM HUNTER. Musician. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

G. W. TAGGART. (Tyler’s list, GEORGE W. TAGGART) Musician. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ELIJAH ALLEN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

FRANKLIN ALLEN. Private. On detached service since October 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

GEORGE ALLEN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

H. W. BIGLER (Tyler’s list, HENRY W. BIGLER). Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ERASTUS BINGHAM. Private. On detached service Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847

THOMAS BINGHAM, Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847

WILLIAM BIRD. Private. On detached service since October 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847

ROBERT BLISS. (Tyler’s list, ROBERT S. BLISS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JOHN BORROWMAN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, May 13, 1816; was alive in 1889 and lived in Nephi, Juab County, Utah. (Church Encyclopedia, Historical record Vol VIII, page 949)

B. B. BRACKENBURY (Tyler’s list, BENJAMIN B. BRACKENBURY) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

FRANCIS BROWN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

RICHARD BUSH. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JOHN BYBEE, Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847, as BIBEE.

THOMAS W. CALLAHAN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.
Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal

J. G. CAMP. Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847

P. J. CARTER. (Tyler’s list, PHILO J. CARTER) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

RICHARD CARTER, Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Died Nov. 19, 1846

ZACCHEUS CHEENEY. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. (He, in company with JAMES BAILEY, of Company A, made the first brick in San Francisco)

H. W. CHURCH, (Tyler’s list, HADEN W. CHURCH) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

G. S. CLARK, (Tyler’s list, GEORGE S. CLARK) Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847.

PHILANDER COLTON. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

D. P. CURTIS, (Tyler’s list, DORR P. CURTIS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

H. S. DALTON (Tyler’s list, HENRY S. DALTON) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

W. I. DAYTON (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM J. DAYTON) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, 1847.

ALBERT DUNHAM. Private. Died at San Diego, Cal., May 11, 1847.

THOMAS P. DUTCHER. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., 1847

M.N. EASTMAN (Tyler’s list, MARCUS N. EASTMAN) Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847.

ISRAEL EVANS. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. (He was one of a party to start from Sutter’s Fort to pioneer a wagon road over the Sierra Nevada mountains, but the attempt had to be given up on account of the deep snow)

WILLIAM EVANS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Comopany A, at Los Angeles, Cal., 1847

WILLIAM A. FOLLETT, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

E. N. FREEMAN (Tyler’s list, ELIJAH N. FREEMAN) Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Died Nov. 18, 1846. He and RICHARD CARTER were buried in the same grave, four miles south of Secora, on the Rio Grande. (‘Mormon Battalion’, Historical record, Vol. VIII, page 916)

PHILIP GARNER. Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment to date July 16, 1847

W. A. GARNER. (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM A. GARNER) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Returned to Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and became a large land proprietor, and highly respected citizen. (Hon. D.C. BLOOMER, in Annals of Iowa, Third Series, Vol. III, page 594)

EPHRAIM GREEN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. He, with WILFORD HUDSON, of Company A, was one of the first who learned of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, Cal., and worked placer diggings on an island or sand bar in the Sacramento River, which was subsequently known as Mormon Island. (‘Mormon Battalion’, Historical record, Vol. VIII page 935)

E. R. HANKS, (Tyler’s list, EPHRAIM R. HANKS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SILAS HARRIS, Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

GEORGE HASKILL (Tyler’s list, GEORGE HASKELL) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

NATHAN HAWK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM HAWK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

EZRA E. HENKLEY (Tyler’s list, ARZA E. HINCKLEY) Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10 1846 Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

JACOB HOPHIENS (Tyler’s list, JACOB HOFFHEINS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

EDWARD HUNTER. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ISAIAH HUNTSMAN. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

D. H. JONES (Tyler’s list, DAVID H. JONES) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

G. M. KEYSER (Tyler’s list, GUY M. KEYSER) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

J. M. KING (Tyler’s list, JOHN M. KING) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS KIRK. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JOHN LAWSON, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

NELSON MCCARTY. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

I. B. MARTIN, (Tyler’s list, JESSE B. MARTIN) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SAMUEL MILES, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS MORRIS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, 1847

H. B. MOUNT (Tyler’s list, HYRAM B. MOUNT) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

JOHN R. MURDOCK, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

OWEN MURDOCK (Tyler’s list, PRICE MURDOCK) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SAMUEL MYERS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

CHRISTIAN NOLER, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ROBERT OWENS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAMES PARK, (1st) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAMES PARK (2nd) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

EPHRAIM PEARSON. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

F. D. PERSONS (Tyler’s list, HARMON D. PERSONS) Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847, as H. D. PERSONS.

WILLIAM PROWSE (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM PROUSE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

P. F. RICHARDS, (Tyler’s list, PETER F. RICHARDS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

SAMUEL H. ROGERS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM A. SIMMONS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

J. C. SLY (Tyler’s list, JAMES CALVIN SLY) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. ‘By the 2nd of July the company was again on the march. Two days’ travel from Pleasant Valley, that is about fifty miles east of Sutter’s Fort, brought them to Sly’s Park, a small valley or mountain dell, thus named for Captain JAMES C. SLY, who first discovered it…. Four days’ travel over rough and rugged mountains took them across the summit, and they found themselves safely landed at the head of Carson Valley, Nevada.’ (“Mormon Battalion,’ Historical record, Vol. VIII page 935)

AZARIAH SMITH. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ANDREW J. STEARS. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

LYMAN STEVENS. Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

DEXTER STILLMAN, Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

RUFUS STODDARD. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

DAVID STUDY. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM WALKER. Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

JOHN WATTS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847.

J.L. WHEELER, (Tyler’s list, JOHN L. WHEELER) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

F. T. WHITNEY. Private. On detached service, Order No. 16, of Nov. 10, 1846. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

HENRY WILCOX, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

I. J. WILLIS (Tyler’s list, IRA WILLIS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

W. L. S. WILLIS, (Tyler’s list, W. S. S. WILLIS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. He was one of the first to learn of the discovery of gold on the Sacramento River, Cal (See EPHRAIM GREEN)

JACOB WINTER (Tyler’s list, JACOB WINTERS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

O. G. WORKMAN (Tyler’s list, OLIVER G. WORKMAN) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847

CHARLES WRIGHT, Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

JEROME ZAZRISKY (Tyler’s list, JEROME ZABRISKIE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal 1847.


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