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


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MUSTER ROLL OF CAPTAIN JAMES BROWN’S Company C, of the Mormon Battalion of Foot Volunteers, to the 16th day of July, 1847, when discharged by expiration of term of service.

All ‘Joined for Service and Enrolled at the General Rendezvous’ July 16, 1846, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and all were ‘Mustered into Service’ at the same place on the same date.


 Company C Muster Roll 

JAMES BROWN, Captain. 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. He was appointed to take command of a sick detachment sent by Colonel Doniphan from Santa Fe to Pueblo. They marched from Santa Fe Oct. 18, 1846, and arrived at Pueblo Nov. 17, following, where they joined Captain HIGGINS’ detachment, which had been sent from the Arkansas River. He died in Ogden, Utah, Sept 30, 1865.

GEORGE W. ROSECRANS. First Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SAMUEL THOMPSON. Second Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ROBERT CLIFT. (Muster Roll shows a dash in place of rank) Remark on Tyler’s list ‘Promoted from Orderly Sergeant to Third Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.
Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847, as Junior Second Lieutenant.

ELIJAH ELMER. First Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ORSON B. ADAMS. Sergeant. 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. On the journey of the Mormons through Iowa, after being driven out of Nauvoo, ORSON B. ADAMS was appointed Distributing Commissary of one of the fifties into which the organization was divided. The duties of these officers were to make a righteous distribution among their fifties of corn, provision, and such articles which were used for the use of the camp. (“Journeyings in the Wilderness,” in Historical record, Vol. VIII page 885)

EDWARD MARTIN. Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. In Tyler’s list MARTIN was Third Corporal, and JOEL J. TERRILL was Third Sergeant.

DANIEL TYLER, Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. This man is the author of ‘A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion.’ On his list he is entered as Fourth Corporal. After their muster out he acted as one of the Captains of fifties, to lead the members of the Battalion over the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Great Salt Lake Valley. An account of the difficulties and sufferings of that march is given in his History of the Battalion, as we find it quoted in Vol. VIII of the Historical record, pages 928-933.

RUSSELL G. BROWNELL. First Corporal. (In Tyler’s list he appears as Musician.) Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ALEXANDER BROWN. Corporal. 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

WILLIAM SQUIRES, Corporal. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

THORET PECK (Tyler’s list, THORIT PECK) Appointed Corporal June 2, 1847, by Order No. 26. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847 as Corporal.

RICHARD D. SPRAGUE, Musician. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847 as Musician

EZRA H. ALLEN, Musician. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. (This name does not appear in Tyler’s list at all.)

WESLEY ADAIR. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

LORENZO BABCOCK, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

ADDISON BAILEY, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal July 20 1847

JEFFERSON BAILEY, Private, Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal July 20, 1847

WALTER BARNEY, Private. Sick. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM E. BECKSTED. (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM E. BECKSTAD) 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.

ABNER BLACKBOURN (Tyler’s list, ABNER BLACKBURN) Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

JOHN BRIMHALL, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with Detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

JASON J. BROWN, (Tyler’s list, JESSE J. BROWN) 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 JESSE S. BROWN.

WILLIAM BURT. Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

JOHN CALVERT, 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

ISAAC CARPENTER, 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

WILLIAM H. CARPENTER, 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

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

JAMES CLIFT. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

STEPHEN CONDIT (Tyler’s list, JEPTHA CONDIT) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JOHN Q. A. CORAL (Tyler’s list, JOHN Q. A. COVIL) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

EDWARD DALTON, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

HARVEY DALTON, (Tyler’s list, HARRY DALTON) Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847, as HARRY DALTON

AUGUSTUS E. DODGE, Private. On extra duty in employ of the Quartermaster. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

NEEL DONELL (Tyler’s list, NEAL DONALD) Private. Sick. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal July 20, 1847.

JAMES DUN (Tyler’s list, JAMES DUNN) Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847, as JAMES DUNN.

FRANCILLO DURFY (Tyler’s list, FRANCILLO DURPHY) 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.

HIRAM W. FELLOWS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847

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

LEVI FIFIELD, Private. On extra duty in employ of the Quartermaster. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

LOREN FORBUSH (Tyler’s list, LORIN FORBUSH) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

JOHN C. GOULD. 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

SAMUEL GOULD, 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

JOHN GREEN, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Died Nov. 15, 1846. He died on the road to Santa Fe, from a point on the Rio Grande River, being one of Lieutenant WILLIS’ sick detachment.

CHARLES HANCOCK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

EBENEZER HARMON. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal July 20, 1847
LORENZO F. HARMON. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

MELTHIAH HATCH (Tyler’s list, MELTLIAH) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ORIN HATCH. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAMES HENDRICKSON. Private. On detached service since Sept 17, 1846, by order of Acting Lieutenant Colonel A.J. SMITH. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847. (Tyler does not give this name in CAPTAIN HIGGINS’ party)

THEDIAD HOLDAWAY (Tyler’s list, SHADRACH HOLDAWAY) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

THOMAS C. IVIE, Private. On detached service since May 14, 1847, by order of GENERAL KEARNY. Discharged July 16, 1847, on Bear River, Oregon.

JARVIS JOHNSON, 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

JESSE W. JOHNSON, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

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

EBENEZER LANDERS. Private. On detached service since May 14, 1847, by order of GENERAL KEARNY. Discharged July 16, 1847, on Bear River, Oregon.

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

CHRISTOPHER LEIGHTON. (Tyler’s list, CHRISTOPHER LAYTON) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

LEVI N. MCCOLLOUGH (Tyler’s list, LEVI H. MCCULLOUGH) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

BENJAMIN MAYGARD (Tyler’s list, BENJAMIN MAGGARD) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847

ORLANDO F. MEAD. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

HENRY B. MILLER (This name does not appear on Tyler’s list) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

CALVIN W. MOORE (Tyler’s list, CALVIN W. MORE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

HARRY MOREY (Tyler’s list, HARLEY MOREY) Private. On detached service Sept 17, 1846, by order of Acting Lieutenant Colonel A. J. SMITH. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847, as HARLEY MOWREY.

JOHN F. MOWERY (Tyler’s list, JOHN T. MOWERY) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAMES MYLER, Private. Sick. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAVIS NOWLAN (Tyler’s list, JAVIS NOWLIN) 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

HYRAM OLMSTEAD (Tyler’s list, HIRAM OLMSTEAD) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JUDSON PEARSON, (Tyler’s list, JUDSON A. 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

ISAAC PECK, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

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

DAVID PERKINS (Tyler’s list, DAVID MARTIN PERKINS) 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

JOHN PERKINS, 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. In Tyler’s History of the Mormon Battalion it is stated that, on the 19th of January, 1847, ‘JOHN PERKINS, a fine young man, died at Pueblo, after a lingering illness, and was buried the following day.’ (Historical record, Vol. VIII page 919). It is hard to reconcile this with the official report, that he was mustered out in July. We understand, however, that the muster-out was made from the rolls; that the detached men were not assembled, or seen by the Mustering Officer. (See also M. S. BLANCHARD, Company A)

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

WILLIAM REYNOLDS. Private. On detached service since May 14, 1847, by order of GENERAL KEARNY. Discharged July 16, 1847, on Bear River, Oregon.

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

BENJAMIN RICHMOND. Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847, as BENJAMIN B. RICHMOND.

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

WILLIAM W. RUST. Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847. In a report of LIEUTENANT WILLIS, commanding this detachment, this man is mentioned as DOCTOR RUST. (‘The Mormon Battalion,’ in Historical Record, Vol. VIII, page 917)

JOSEPH SHIPLY (Tyler’s list, JOSEPH SHIPLEY) Private. On detached service since Nov 10 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

AURORA SHUMWAY, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847.

ANDREW I. SHUPE, (Tyler’s list, ANDREW JACKSON SHUPE) 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.

JAMES SHUPE, 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 JAMES W. SHUPE.

MILTON SMITH, Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Died Oct. 27, 1846

RICHARD SMITH, 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 RICHARD D. SMITH.

JOEL I. TERRILL (Tyler’s list, JOEL J. TERRILL, Third Sergeant) 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

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

NATHAN T. THOMAS, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

JAMES L. THOMPSON, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SOLOMON TINDALL, 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.

JACOB N. TRUMAN, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. He was one of the pioneer company which started May 1, 1848, to pioneer a wagon road over the Sierra Nevada mountains, but abandoned the attempt. (Historical record, Vol. VIII, page 935)

ELANSON TUTTLE, Private. On detached service since May 14, 1847, by order of GENERAL KEARNY. Discharged July 16, 1847, on Bear River, Oregon.

EDWARD D. WADE (Tyler’s list, EDWARD W. WADE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

MOSES WADE, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

MADISON WEALCH (Tyler’s list, MADISON WELSH) Private. On detached service since Nov 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

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

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

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

DAVID WILKEY (Tyler’s list, DAVID WILKIN, Fourth Sergeant) 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.

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


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