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


MUSTER OUT ROLL of DANIEL C. DAVIS’ COMPANY E, of the Mormon Battalion, the 16th day of July, 1847, when discharge 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 and on the same date. It also appears that all were enrolled and mustered by Lieutenant Colonel J. ALLEN.


Muster Out Roll
Discharged
Servants to Officers
Families

 Company E Muster Roll 

DANIEL C. DAVIS. Captain. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Elected Captain by new Company A, which re-enlisted at Los Angeles, Cal., on July 20, 1847.

JAMES PACE. First Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. He and Lieutenant ANDREW LYTLE were appointed Captains of Hundred when they, with discharged soldiers, set out for their march from Los Angeles, by way Sutter’s Fort across the mountains to Great Salt Lake on July 20, 1847. He was selected as one of the Superintendents of Labor, in the settlement made by the Mormons, on Grand River, Iowa, to which the name of Garden Grove was given. (Historical record, Vol. VIII, page 885)

ANDREW LYTLE. Second Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. See JAMES PACE, for part taken by LYTLE in the march of the discharged Battalion to Great Salt Lake.

SAMUEL GULLY. Second Lieutenant. (Tyler’s list, SAMUEL L. GULLY, Third Lieutenant) Resignation accepted October 19, 1846, at Santa Fe, New Mexico.

EDMUND L. BROWN. (Tyler’s list, SAMUEL L. BROWN) First Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted as First Sergeant in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847.

RICHARD BRAZIER. Sergeant. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

EBENEZER HAWKS, Sergeant. 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

DANIEL BROWETT, Sergeant. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. He was Captain of a company of eight persons who attempted on May 1, 1848, to pioneer a new road over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and were obliged to give up the attempt on account of the deep snow. On another attempt made by him and two others, in June, BROWETT and his companions were all killed by the Indians. (See HENDERSON COX, Company A.)

STEPHEN M. ST. JOHN, Corporal. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS R. BURNS, Corporal. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16,. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

JAMES A. SCOTT, Corporal. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Died Feb. 17, 1847, at Pueblo, New Mexico. ‘On the 5th of February another death occurred, that of JAMES A. SCOTT, a promising young man, who died after a short illness of winter fever and liver complaint. He was buried with the honors of war.’ (‘Mormon Battalion,’ Historical record, Vol. VIII, page 919)

JOHN M. EWELL (Tyler’s list, MARTIN F. EWELL) Corporal. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

LEVI W. HANCOCK, Fifer. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. (In Tyler’s History, he is mentioned in one place as President LEVI W. HANCOCK, and is spoken of as a man of advanced age, who aided in maintaining order and good feeling by advice and speeches to the Brethren.)

JUSTUS EARL (Tyler’s list, JESSE EARL) Drummer. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted as Private in Captain DAVIS’ new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847.

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

WILLIAM BEDDOME, Private. Enrolled at Fort Leavenworth, August 4, 1846; mustered into service the same date. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. (This man does not appear on Tyler’s list)

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

JOHN W. BENLEY (Tyler’s list, JOHN WESLEY BINLEY) Private. On detached service, 10th Military Department, Order No. 12, of May 14, 1847. Discharged July 16, 1847 – place not stated. Born at Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, April 18, 1814. In 1889 was yet alive, and residing temporarily at East Mill Creek, Salt Lake County, Utah. (See NATHANIEL V. JONES, Company D, for more of his detached service.)

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

NEWMAN BULKLEY, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Born at Catherine, Cayuga (now Schuyler) County, New York, August 18, 1817; was living in 1889, and residing in Springville, Utah.

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

MATHEW CALDWELL, Private. On detached service, 10th Military Department, Order No. 12, of May 14, 1847. Discharged July 16, 1847, on Bear River, Oregon.

JONATHAN CAMPBELL, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

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

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

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

ALBERT CLARK, 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

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

SAMUEL G. CLARK (Tyler’s list, SAMUEL CLARK) Private. On detached service. Tenth Military Department, Order No. 12, of May 14, 1847. Discharged at Bear River, Oregon, July 16, 1847. Tyler records him as in the detachment sent back to Pueblo, Oct. 17, 1846, which is probably wrong.

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

GEORGE CUMMINGS, 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

WALTER L. DAVIS (This name does not appear on Tyler’s list) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, Los Angeles, Cal.

ABRAHAM DAY, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

DANIEL Q. DENNETT, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

SIMON DIKE (Tyler’s list, SIMON DYKE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JACOB EARLE, 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

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

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

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

LUTHER W. GLAZIER (Tyler’s list, LUTHER WILLIAM GLAZIER) 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

OLIVER M. HARMAN (Tyler’s list, OLIVER M. 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

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

ISAAC HARRISON, 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

JAMES S. HART, 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

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

JOHN W. HESS, 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 HICKMOTT, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal

CHARLES HOPKINS, 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
THOMAS C. D. HOWELL, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

BAILEY JACOBS, 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

CHARLES JAMIESON (Tyler’s list, CHARLES JIMMERSON) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

HIRAM JUDD, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ZADOK JUDD (Tyler’s list, ZADOCK K. JUDD) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

THOMAS KARRAN (Tyler’s list, THOMAS KARREN) 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 KELLEY, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

ALBERT KNAPP, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM LANCE, 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

HARLEM MCBRIDE (Tyler’s list, HASLEM MCBRIDE) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

WILLIAM C. MCCELLAND (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM E. MCLELLAND) 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

DANIEL MILLER (Tyler’s list, DANIEL M. MILLER) 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

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

WILLIAM A. PARK, 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

DAVID PETTIGREW (Tyler’s list, DAVID PETTEGREW) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. A man of age and experience who influenced the other men by prudent council. (‘Mormon Battalion,’ Historical record, Vol. VIII page 924)

ALVA PHELPS, Private. Died at the crossing of the Arkansas River, Sept. 16, 1846. (Tyler reports this man as a member of the Company, but does not mention his death)

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

SANFORD PORTER, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JONATHAN PUGMIRE (Tyler’s list, JONATHAN PUGMIRE, JR.) 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

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

LEVI ROBERTS, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

RICHARD T. SAUNDERS (Tyler’s list, RICHARD T. SANDERS) Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

LEONARD M. SCOTT, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

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

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

DAVID SMITH, Private. Died at San Luis Rey, Cal., March 23, 1847

LUTHER SMITH (Tyler’s list, LOT SMITH) 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 as LOTT SMITH.

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

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

ROSWELL STEPHENS (Tyler’s list, ROSWELL 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. It appears in Tyler’s History that, on Oct. 19, 1846, ROSWELL STEVENS started for Council Bluffs, in company with Lieutenant SAMUEL L. GULLEY, JOHN D. LEE, and HOWARD EGAN, who carried the checks the brethren were sending home to their families. He returned the following summer with JOHN H. TIPPETTS and others. (See JOHN H. TIPPETTS, Company D). He thus appears registered among the ‘Pioneers’ of 1847. (‘Mormon Battalion’ Historical record, Vol VIII, pages 916, 920, 939)

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

ALBERT M. TANNER, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

BENJAMIN WEST, 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

ROBERT WHITWORTH (Tyler’s list, WILLIAM WHITWORTH) Private. Enrolled Aug. 4, 1846, at Fort Leavenworth, and mustered the same date. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

JAMES V. WILLIAMS, 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 WILSON, Private. On detached service since Nov. 10, 1846, by Battalion Order No. 16. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847

THOMAS WOOLSEY, 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. According to Tyler’s History, WOOLSEY was detached, with CAPTAIN HIGGINS’ party, Sept. 17, 1846, and he also tells the story about how WOOLSEY and JOHN H. TIPPETTS made a trip back to winter quarters on the Missouri River. (See JOHN H. TIPPETTS, Company D) He also gives WOOLSEY’s name as one of Lieutenant WILLIS’ sick detachment, which agrees with the Official Roll. The explanation probably is that some of Captain HIGGINS’ party returned to the Battalion at Santa Fe, after their arrival at Pueblo. This hypothesis has some support from the clause in Lieutenant Colonel P. ST. GEORGE COOKE’s Journal, in which, writing at Santa Fe Oct. 13th, he says: ‘Captain HIGGINS was ordered to join the Battalion with his party.’ It does not appear that HIGGINS did return to the Battalion before its departure for California, but some of his men might have done so.


DISCHARGED:

JOHN ALLEN, Private. Drummed out of service by sentence of General Courtmartial, May 28, 1847. The ‘Church Encyclopedia’ in Historical record, Vol. VIII page 942, contains this item: ‘JOHN ALLEN, a non-Mormon, who was drummed out of service in the Mormon Battalion.’

*** On Tyler’s list the following names appear which are not on the Muster Roll: GEORGE ALLEN, JUSTICE C. EARLE, JOHN FINDLAY, ISRAEL HARRISON, WILLIAM HOWELL, ?? ROLLINS, L. RICHARDS, JAMES R. SCOTT, JOHN SNYDER, ELISHA SMITH, JOHN SMITH.

It will be noted that on the Muster Roll five names appear that are not on Tyler’s list, namely: BATES, BEDDOME, JOSEPH CLARK, DAVIS and FAUNEY. The Recapitulation and Certificates were not filled out on the Roll of this Company furnished us.


SERVANTS TO OFFICERS
The following names of young men and boys, who served as servants to officers in the Mormon Battalion, were sent in to DANIEL TYLER for publication in his History of the Battalion. He says they were mostly too young to be received as soldiers, but that they are entitled to much praise for their youthful patriotism and bravery. There were probably others whose names were not given:

CHARLES EDWIN COLTON, servant to ADJUTANT P.C. MERRILL
N. D. HIGGINS, servant to CAPTAIN NELSON HIGGINS
JAMES MOWREY, servant to Lieutenants GEORGE W. ROSECRANS, SAMUEL THOMPSON and
ROBERT CLIFT.
WILLIAM BYRON PACE, servant to Lieutenant JAMES PACE.
WILLIAM D. PACE, servant to Lieutenant ANDREW LYTLE
ZEMIRA PALMER, servant to Colonel JAMES ALLEN until his death; to DR. GEORGE B. SANDERSON from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, thence to Lieutenant LORENZO CLARK until the corps was discharged.
ELISHA SMITH, servant to Captain DANIEL C. DAVIS.


FAMILIES
Following is the list of families who accompanied the Battalion:

MRS. CELIA HUNT, wife of Senior Captain JEFFERSON HUNT; Sons – HYRUM, JOHN, JOSEPH, PARLEY; Daughters – JANE, HARRIET, MARY; Second Wife, MATILDA; in the family: PETER NEASE, ELLEN NEASE, JOHN BOSCO and wife, JANE.

MRS. LYDIA HUNTER, wife of Captain JESSE D. HUNTER, of Company B, died at San Diego; left an infant and perhaps other children.

MRS. MARY BROWN, wife of Captain JAMES BROWN of Company C; son – DAVID BLACK, and some children by first wife.

MRS. NELSON HIGGINS, wife of Captain HIGGINS, of Company D; Sons – ALPHEAUS, DON CARLOS; Daughters- DRUZILLA, ALMIRA (married JOHN CHASE at Pueblo) and one child born at Pueblo.
MRS. SUSAN DAVIS, wife of Captain DANIEL C. DAVIS, of Company E; son- DANIEL C. DAVIS, JR.

MRS. RUTH ABBOTT
MRS. SUSAN ADAMS, wife of Sergeant ORSON B. ADAMS
MRS. ELIZA ALLRED, wife of J.T.S. ALLRED
MRS. ELZADA ALLRED, wife of REUBEN ALLREN
MRS. AGNES BROWN, wife of Sergeant EDWARD L. BROWN
MRS. EUNICE BROWN, wife of JAMES P. BROWN; Sons – ROBERT, NEWMAN, JOHN (born while traveling between Pueblo and Salt Lake Valley); Daughters – SARAH JANE and MARY ANN
MRS. HARRIETT BROWN, wife of DANIEL BROWN
MRS. PHEBE BROWN, wife of Sergeant EBENEZER BROWN
MRS. MONTGOMERY BUTTON; Sons- JAMES JUTSON, CHARLES; Daughter – LOUISA
MRS. MELISSA CORAY, wife of Sergeant CORAY
MRS. JANE HANKS, wife of Sergeant EBENEZER HANKS
MRS. EMMELINE HESS, wife of JOHN HESS
MRS. MARY ANN HIRONS, wife of JAMES HIRONS
MRS. FANNY MARIA HUNTINGTON, wife of DIMMICK B. HUNTINGTON; Sons- CLARK ALLEN, LOT; Daughters- MARTHA, ZINA, BETSY PRESCINDA (born at Pueblo)
MRS. SARAH KELLEY, wife of NICHOLAS KELLEY; Son – PARLEY
MRS. MALINDA KELLY, wife of MILTON KELLY; Daughter – MALINDA CATHERINE (born at Pueblo, now wife of BENJAMIN L. ALEXANDER)
MISS CAROLINE SARGENT
MRS. CAROLINE SESSIONS, wife of JOHN SESSIONS
MRS. NORMAN SHARP: daughter born at Pueblo
MRS. ELIZABETH SHELTON, wife of Sergeant SEBERT C. SHELTON; Sons- JACKSON MAYFIELD, JOHN MAYFIELD; Daughters – SARAH MAYFIELD, CAROLINE SHELTON, MARIA SHELTON
MRS. SARAH SHUPE, wife of ANDREW JACKSON SHUPE
MRS. REBECCA SMITH, wife of ELISHA SMITH
MRS. CATHERINE STEELE, wife of JOHN STEELE; Daughter – MARY; also young ELIZABETH (born twelve days after arriving in Salt Lake Valley)
MRS. SOPHIA TUBBS, wife of WILLIAM TUBBS
MRS. ISABELLA WILKIN, wife of DAVID WILKIN
MRS. ALBINA WILLIAMS, wife of THOMAS S. WILLIAMS; Son – EPHRAIM; Daughters – CAROLINE, PHEBE (the latter born at Pueblo)

** There may have been a few others not reported, as all were collected from memory.


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