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2nd Regt. of Riflemen - recruited from where?

2nd Regt. of Riflemen - recruited from where?

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to determine the origins of a Thomas Wheatley who claimed Illinois land by authority of the May 6, 1812: ScripWarrant Act of 1812 (2 Stat. 728). His patent papers stated he was a private "in Capt. Harrisons Comp of the 2nd Regt. of Riflemen."

Does anyone know if this Capt. was Batteal Harrison?

From where were the men in this 2nd Regiment recruited?


Thanks for any help.

Re: 2nd Regt. of Riflemen - recruited from where?

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
The only 1812 soldiers eligible for land under the Act of 1812 were the federal "regular army" soldiers, not the state volunteers. So if your soldier claimed land under this act, he should have an enlistment record on microfilm at NARA. I believe ancestry.com also has this microfilm. If you do not have a subscription, you should be able to view it for free at your local library or research facility that has an ancestry subscription. The enlistment record should give some personal information such as age, description, and place of birth. Best wishes.
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