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Slaughter's 15th Kentucky Regiment

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Slaughter's 15th Kentucky Regiment

Posted: 9 Sep 2012 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hope someone can help. I am researching my ancestors William Shields and Jacob Johnson in Mason County, KY. In the 1813 tax records it shows them both being assigned to "SHIELDS" Company, 15th Regiment. I cannot find such a company in the KY Adjutant General's report in Ancestry or Family Search. William Shields, however, shows up in NARA's index of 1812 enlistees as a private in Gabriel Slaughter's 15th Regiment. His son, William Jr., and brother Jonathan, are listed in the tax records like William, under "Shield's company, 15th regiment," but are both found in Jeremiah Martin's Company,Poage's 3rd Regiment. No sign of Johnson Jacob being in the 15th, however, other than the relationship indicated by the tax records. Is there someone who can explain the relationship of the tax records to actual enlistment? Why can't I find William Shields in the lists of Gabriel Slaughter's 15th that are published?

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