War of 1812
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Shead's 3rd Regiment
July to September 12, 1812. Service at Eastport.

Joseph Whitney, Lieutenant Colonel, Calais
John Balcomb, Major, Robinstown
Thomas Vose, Major Robinstown
John Wood, Adjutant, Eastport
Stephen Jones, Quartermaster, Eastport
Benjamin D. Prince, Paymaster, Eastport
John Barstow, Surgeon, Eastport
Henry A. Clark, Chaplain, Eastport
 

Captain Thomas Voxe, Jr.'s Company; Shead's Regiment
Raised at Robinstown, Service at Eastport
July 2 to August 5, 1812.
Surname Given Name Rank   Surname Given Name Rank
Amos Davis Ensign   Ezekiel F. Kellogg Private
Martin Bymes Sergeant   Isaac Loring  
George Phelps Sergeant   Peter Loring, Jr.  
Seth Gayney Sergeant   Duncan McField  
William Nutt Sergeant   John Mesemel  
Isaac Parker Musician   John Morrison  
Nathaniel D. Snow Musician   William Morrison  
Samuel Bonds Private   Solomon Potter  
Robert Bugbee     Benjamin Pottle  
William Bugbee Jr.     John Pottle  
John Cox     William Pottle  
Joseph Davis     Joseph Seeley  
Moses Dudley     Robert Spauling  
Jonathan W. Felt     Samuel Springer  
Thomas Frost     Rudolphus Stanhope  
Elbridge Garey     Priest P. Stephenson  
Peter Golding     Samuel Stickney  
Thomas Hubbard     Timothy Stickney  
Hezekiah Johnson     Experiance Stovers  
Job Johnson, Jr.     Isaac Temple  
John Johnson     Cyrus Tuttle  
Samuel Johnson     Asa Webber  
             

Captain Jarius Keene's Company, Shead's Regiment
Raised at Calais, Service at Eastport
July 15 to September t, 1812.

Lebee G. Spring Clerk   Henry Knight Private
Jeremiah Robbins Sergeant   Joel Knight  
Coffin Sanborn Sergeant   Westbrook Knight  
Robert Webb Sergeant   George Nights  
Elijah G. Wetherbee Corporal   James Lamb  
Joshua Whitney Corporal   John Lane  
Thomas Paine Corporal   Nathan Lane  
Ephraim Sands Corporal   William Lane  
Noah Allen Private   Jonathan Nevers  
Timothy Barker     Daniel Noble  
Thomas Beliter     Richard Paine  
Amariah Bohanan     Francis Pettegrow  
Daniel Bohanan     Nahun Pettegrow  
John Brocks     Robert Pike  
Stephen Chandler     Ebenezer Reading  
George Christopher     Joseph Reading  
William Clark     Daniel Rhoads  
William Crockett     Elijah Russell  
Andrew Dunning     Samuel Scott  
Samuel Dyer     William Shillaber  
Stephen Dyer, Jr.     John Spencer  
Joseph Eastman     James Sprague  
Aaron Frost     John Sprague  
Thomas Hill     Thomas Thornhill  
Thomas Hodgman     Abijah Townson  
Redfield Hopkins     Robert Townson  
John Hutchings     Johnson Williams  
John Kilburn     David I. Young  
             

Captain John W. Raynolds, Shead's Regiment
Service at Eastport.
July 15 to August 28, 1812.

Jotham G. Raynolds Ensign   Samuel Hosking Private
William Phelps Clerk   Robert Janes  
Benjamin Raynolds Sergeant   William Kolly  
William Lawrence Sergeant   Hatwell Leighton  
Joseph Roberson Sergeant   Matthew Lyon  
Benjamin Small Corporal   Joseph Moroney  
William Runney Corporal   Peter Maroney  
Ebenezer Rice Corporal   Samuel Maroney  
Timothy Burnwell Private   John McDaniel  
Daniel Bundell     John Nezenby  
William Case     George Nutter  
Benjamin R. Clark     James Nutter  
Benjamin W. Coggin     John Nutter  
Henry M. Eaton     Jonah Phelps  
Briah Fay     Isaac Ramsdell  
Richard P. Grace     Jonathan Raynolds  
Nathaniel Guptil     Elijah Stearns  
Robert Guptil     Samuel N. Wilson  
Thomas Guptil     Josiah Woodward  
Daniel Hardy     John Yerbey  
William Hart          
             

Captain William Hill's Company, Shead's Regiment
Service at Eastport and Lubec.
July 21 to September 1, 1812.

James Swett Lieutenant   Samuel Cochran Substituted by
Thomas Rice Quartermaster   John Lunt Private
Robert Dutch Sergeant   Stephen Hatch Substituted by
Samuel Leighton Sergeant   John Trim  
Jesse Stephenson Sergeant   Miles Hill  
Jeremiah F. Young Sergeant   Oliver Hill  
Lewis F. Delosdiner, Jr. Corporal   Lemuel E. Jones  
Hiram Earle Corporal   Jonas T. Keys  
Alexander Capen Musician   John Leighton Substituted by
James Perkins Musician   Joseph Lunt  
Edward Baker Private   John C. Lincoln  
George Bell, Jr     David McGlauflin  
William Briant     William McGlauflin  
Anthony Brooks     David P. McQuillin  
Walter B. Brown     James Morgan  
Ben Buckman Substituted by   Nathaniel Mortaon  
John B. Hoppin     Daniel Powers Substituted by
Nathaniel Clark Substituted by   Peter Hood  
John Rogers     Nehemiah Small  
Nathaniel Clark     Gideon Stetson  
        John M. Todd  
             

Captain John N. Peary's Company, Shead's Regiment
Service at Eastport.
July 21 to September 1, 1812.

Sherman Leland Lieutenant   Moses Fuller Substituted by
Leonard Peirce Clerk   Michael McDonald Private
Franlin Gould Sergeant   Warren Gilman  
Thomas Lesure Sergeant   Silas Gleason  
Enoch Freeman Sergeant   Ralph Hill  
Barney Allen Corporal   Paul Johnson, Jr. Substituted by
Henry G. Archer Corporal   John Buswell  
Henry Newcomb Corporal   William Kelly  
William Wortman Corporal   James Kimball  
John Rogers Musician   John Mason  
Ebenezer Andrews Private   Fryling McMiller  
Thomas Bacon     Elkanah Morton  
Ira A. Bean     Moses Norwood Substituted by
Charles Beeman     Patrick Burnes  
Joseph Blatchford     Nathaniel Norwood Substituted by
Asa Buck     Benjamin Barnaby  
L. V. Buskirk     William Norwood Substituted by
Aaron Carson     John Smith  
Peter Chalmer     James Olds  
Robert Crane Substituted by   John Palmer  
Thomas Pruttlebury     James Rich  
William Delesderwin Substituted by   Abraham Russell  
James Blackwell     Worster Tuttle Substituted by
Nathaniel Fiket     John Lunt  
Joseph Folsom     Archibald York  
             

Captain Thomas George's Company, Shead's Regimen
Raised at Eastport, Service at Eastport.
August 11 to August 31, 1812.

Seth Rider Lieutenant   John Gage Private
Joseph Bridgham, Jr. Ensign   John Gilpatrick  
James Webster Sergeant   Albert W. Godfrey  
James Jackman Sergeant   Elijah Grant  
Daniel Kimball Sergeant   Aaron Gray  
Daniel Burt Sergeant   John Gray  
James Dunning Corporal   James Gross  
James Anderson Corporal   John G. Heath  
Abram Chick Corporal   Jonathan Heath  
Levi Torronce Corporal   Amos Herrick  
John Allen Musician   William Holt  
Clark Peak Musician   Jonathan Hutchins  
Edward Black Private   Allin Inman  
Moses Bridges     Marcy Inman  
William Butler     John Jackman  
David K. Carter     Ebenezer Johnson  
Isaac Carter     Thomas Low  
Pickman Chamberlain     Adam McCaslin  
Josiah Clark     Reuben McCaslin  
Benjamin Clay     William McPheters  
George Clay     Eli Oakes  
Samuel Coggins     Joseph Page  
James Conhord     James Phillips  
John Davis     Isaac Pishon  
Hezekiah Dodge     Joel Prisher  
William Dodge     Ichabod Tibbetts  
Randal Douglas     John Tibbetts  
William Eddy     William Tozer  
Stephen Ellis     William White  
James Fruthy     John Wilson  
             

Lieutenant Bela Wilder's Detachment, Shead's Regiment
Raised at Lubec and Eastport. Service at Eastport.
July 15 to August 7, 1812

James Blackwood Jr. Private   William Kilby, Jr. Private
John Blankinburg     George W. Leighton  
Daniel Bosworth     William Mahen  
Jesse C. Bridge     James Mahoon  
Christopher Brown, Jr.     William Oraston  
A. Gardner, Jr.     William Orvin  
James W. Harrison     William Parrot  
Howe Heath     thomas Smith  
Daniel Kilby     Oren Wilder  
John Kilby     T. Wilder, 3d  

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War of 1812
Oliver Shead's 3rd Regiment
Muster Rolls

Surname Given Name Rank Roll/Box/Exct Surname Given Name Rank Roll/Box/Exct
Allds James Private 3/602 Allen Barney Corporal 3/602
Allen Noah Private 3/602        
Clark, Jr. Nathaniel Private 40/602 Clark William Private 40/602
Coggins Benjamin W. Private 42/602 Cox John Private 48/602
Crane Isaac Sgt. Major 48/60 Creem Robert Private 49/602
Crockett William Private 49/602 Cushing John M. Private 52/602
Davis Amos Ensign 53/602 Davis Joseph Private 54/602
Delesdeimeir William Private 56/602 Delesdeimeir William Private 56/602
Delesdinere, Jr. S.T. Corporal 56/602 Dudley Moses Private 61/602
Dunning Andrew Private 62/602 Dutch Robert Sergeant 63/602
Dyer Samuel Private 63/602 Dyer, Jr. Stephen Private 63/602
Earle Heram Corporal 63/602 Eastman Joseph Private 64/602
        Golding Peter Private 82/602
Goold Franklin Sergeant 83/602 Green, Jr. Thomas Private 85/602
Gregory Abijah Sergeant 86/602 Guptail Nathaniel Private 87/602
Guptail Robert Private 87/602 Guptail Thomas Private 87/602
Hardy Daniel Private 91/602 Harrison James W. Private 93/602
Hart William Private 93/602 Hutchins John Private 107/602
Johnson Hezekiah Private 111/602 Johnson, Jr. Job Private 111/602
Johnson, Jr. John Private 111/602 Johnson, Jr. Paul Private 111/602
Johnson Samuel Private 112/602 Jones Raber Private 113/602
Jones Stephen QR Master 113/602 Joy Beuah Private 114/602
Pettigrove Nahum Private 163/602 Phelps Josiah Private 164/602
Phelps William Sergeant 164/602 Pierce Leonard Sergeant 165/602
Pike Robert Private 165/602 Potter Solomon Private 167/602
Pottle Benjamin Private 167/602 Pottle John Private 167/602
Pottle William Private 167/602 Preston William Private 168/602
Rogers John Private 178/602 Rollins Samuel Private 178/602
Russell Elijah Private 65/602 Sanborn Caffin Sergeant 182/602
Sanborn Caffin Sergeant 182/602 Sands Ephraim Corporal 182/602
Scott Samuel Private 184/602 Seely Joseph Private 185/602
Shead Oliver Colonel 187/602 Shellady William Private 187/602
Small Benjamin Corporal 191/602 Springer Samuel Private 196/602
Stanhope Rodolphus Private 197/602 Stearns Elijah Private 198/602
Stevenson Brian P. Private 199/602 Stevenson Jesse Sergeant 199/602
Stickney Samuel Private 200/602 Stickney Timothy Private 200/602
        Whitney Joshua Corporal 225/602
Wifson Samuel N. Private 225/602 Wilder Bela Lieut. 226/602
Wilder Preim Private 226/602 Wilder Theophilus Z. Private 226/602
Williams Johnson Private 227/602 Wilson Nathaniel Private 229/602
Wittier Noah Private 230/602 Wood John Adjutant 231/602
Woodward Josiah Private 232/602        

 

American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States - Commencing December 1, 1832 and Ending May 26, 1828. Washington: Published by Gales & Seaton 1860

Supplementary report No. 3.

Treasury Department, Third Auditor's Office, June 18, 1825.

Upon principles similar to those on which his report of the 12th January, 1825, was founded, the Third Auditor has the honor of submitting the following supplementary report in relation to the claim of the State of Massachusetts for military services and expenditures during the late war:

On examining the vouchers for expenditures by the State for services of the militia belonging to the 10th division, or Major General David Cobb's command, it has been found that Brigadier General John Brewer, who commanded the second brigade of said division, (in consequence of an application from L. Trescott, collector of the district of Passamaquoddy, and the committees of safety of the towns of Eastport and Robbinston,) did, on the 15th of July, 1812, issue an order for the third regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Shead, and the company of artillery at Eastport, to perform "military duty for the purpose of defending the lives and property of the inhabitants within the bounds of said regiment, and repelling any invasion of the enemy." In accordance with this order Lieutenant Colonel Shead, with his field and staff officers, and the following companies, appear to have entered and continued in service for the periods stated:

Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Shead and staff, in service from 21st July to 1st September, 1812 12 menCaptain J. Keen's company, in service from 21st July to different dates in August, and some few as late as the 1st September, 1812
Captain J. N. Perry's company, in service from 21st July to 1st September, 1812
Captain J. W. Reynolds's company, in service from 21st July to 29th July, 1812 42
Captain Thomas Vose, jr.'s, company, in service from 21st July to 4th August, 1812
Sergeant A. Gregouss's company, in service from 21st July to 1st September, 1812
Lieutenant B. Wilder's company, in service from 21st July to 7th August, 1812
Captain Wm. Hill's company of artillery, in service from 21st July to 1st September, 1812
Total force 217

It appears from General Dearborn's letter of the 1st July, 1812, to Colonel Trescott, that he had made a requisition on the executive of Massachusetts for one company of artillery and four companies of infantry for the defence of the sea-coast of that section of the State, but that "the governor had declined or neglected to comply with the requisition."

The payments to Colonel Shead's regiment and Captain Hill's company of artillery, for monthly pay and officers' subsistence and forage, on account of the foregoing services, amount to $2,627 02.

In reference to the foregoing services, it may be proper to state that the executive of Massachusetts did, on the 5th August, 1812, (apparently at the request of General Deaborn,) issue an order addressed to Major General Henry Sewall, in which said Sewall was directed to deŁach, for the defence of Eastport and its vicinity, a major, adjutant, and quartermaster, and three full companies of infantry. This detachment was accordingly made, and the three companies composing it were commanded by Captains Thomas Vose, jr., Thomas George, and Joshua Chamberlain. Captain Vose's company was taken from Colonel Shead's regiment, and was in the service of the State at Eastport when the order for this detachment was issued. Captains George's and Chamberlain's companies appear by the rolls to have been organized on the 11th August, 1812, but having a considerable march to perform, did not reach Eastport till about the last of the month. It appears that the whole detachment was received into the United States service on the 1st September, 1812, from which time to the time of its discharge it was paid by District Paymaster Freeman, of the United States army. But from the 11th to the 31st August, 1812, Captains George's and Chamberlain's companies were paid by the State of Massachusetts, and forms part of her claim against the United States. These two companies constituted a force of 144 men, (officers included,) and their pay, as charged by the State for the time stated, amounts to $650 69, and the deductions therefrom to $67 83.

It will be observed that no part of Colonel Shead's regiment remained in service later than the 1st September, 1812, about which time Brigadier General John Brewer states that the battalion of detached troops arrived, which occasioned the discharge of Colonel Shead's regiment.

The fact of the foregoing detachment having been ordered for the defence of Eastport was communicated by Governor Strong to the Secretary of War, in a letter bearing date the 5th August, (the day on which the order was issued,) and was again referred to by the governor in another letter to the Secretary, bearing date the 21st of August, 1812.

It further appears from the vouchers that in the month of March, 1813, a detachment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Black, amounting to (including officers) 130 men, was in service from seven to nine days for the defence of the island of Mount Desert. It is stated by A. Bradford, esq., in his report of the 22d November, 1822, to the executive of Massachusetts relative to the services of the militia of said , State during the late war, that this detachment was ordered out in consequence of an alarm at that place, but what the circumstances were that produced the alarm are not stated.

The disbursements to this detachment amount to $511 79

And the deductions therefrom to 39 89

It further appears that on the 2d September, 1814, Colonel Jacob Ulmer issued an order for assembling his regiment forthwith at Belfast. The regiment was accordingly assembled to the number of 458, (officers included,) and continued in service till the 21st of the same month, when it was discharged by Colonel Ulmer's order of that date. From the statements of Adjutant William Salmond and Lieutenant Lot Ryder, it appears that Colonel Ulmer's regiment was called out in consequence of the capture of Castine, on the 1st September, 1814, and in consequence of the enemy's having landed from 500 to 700 troops at Belfast on the same day.

The disbursements to this regiment amount to $3,905 65

And the deductions therefrom to 761 01

On the 1st September, 1814, Brigadier General John Blake and Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Grant issued orders for sundry companies of the 1st brigade to repair forthwith to Hampden, with a view of protecting the shipping at that place, the enemy being hourly expected there to destroy it. Under these orders it appears by the rolls that thirteen companies, amounting to (including General Blake and Major George) 551 men, assembled and continued in service, generally, for three days.

The disbursements to these troops amount to $1,305 64

And the deductions therefrom to . 254 07

On the 18th July, 1814, a general order was issued by the executive of Massachusetts in accordance with General Dearborn's requisition for detailing a detachment of 200 artillery and 900 infantry, exclusive of officers, for the service of the United States. Of this detachment one company of 90 privates, with the requisite officers, were to be detailed from the 10th division, and were directed to march to Castine. A division order to carry into effect the foregoing general order was accordingly issued on the 6th August, 1814, and by an order bearing date the 12th of the same month the detachment was directed to rendezvous on the 26th, from which time to the 3d September, 1814, a part of Captain Isaac Perry'w company, consisting of eleven men, were paid by the State for services alleged to have been rendered at Castine, under the aforesaid orders.

The amount paid said men is $50 20

Deducted therefrom 9 09

For reasons similar to those assigned in former reports, the vouchers appertaining to the subsistence, quartermaster's, and medical and hospital departments of this division have not been examined.

The circumstances stated with respect to each particular service, described in this report, in connexion with the documents enumerated in the annexed schedule, exhibits all the evidence that has been found among the papers or accounts of the State in relation to the services of the 10th division, having been rendered "at the desire or instance of an officer of the national government."

Whether "actual invasion" or "a well-founded apprehension of invasion" is sufficiently established by the facts herein set forth, and the accompanying documents, to have warranted the services performed by this division, are questions for the Executive to determine, as well as whether the numbers called out were warranted by the "exigency" of the time when the services were rendered.

PETER HAGNER, Auditor.

Hon. Jauks Barbour, Secretary of War.
A schedule of documents elucidatory of the foregoing report, and upon which it is in part founded.
Brigadier General John Blake's deposition, dated September 9, 1824.
Adjutant William Salmond's deposition, dated September 7, 1824.
Lieutenant Lot Ryder's deposition, dated September 9, 1824.
Major General Jedediah Herrick's deposition, dated September 10, 1824.
George Watson's deposition, dated September 11, 1824.
General order of the executive of Massachusetts, dated July 18, 1814.
Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Ulmer's orders, dated September 2, 3, 5, 11, 12, 17, and 21, 1814.
Brigade order of August 6, and regimental orders of August 11 and September 1, 1814.
Brigade order of July 7, and regimental orders of July 8, 1814.
Division orders of August 6 and 12, 1814.
Brigade order of September 1, 1814.
Brigadier General John Brewer's order of July 15,1814, and his statement, sworn to October 14,1814. Application from the committee of safety, &c, of the town of Robbinston, to General Brewer, dated July 14, 1812, to order out militia.
Similar application from the town of Eastport, dated June 28, 1812.
L. Trescott's letter to General Brewer, dated July 13, 1812, with copies of the Secretary of War, and General Dearborn's letters to him, the former dated June 27, and the latter July 1, 1812.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Shead's order, dated July 19, 1812.
Captain Thomas Vose, jr.'s, deposition, dated October 14, 1824.
John Balkam's deposition, dated October 14, 1824 .
Brigade order, dated August 10, 1812.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Shead's letter to Major Joseph Whitney, dated August 13, 1812.

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