Guide to the Records of the Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment 1814-1816 MG 1037

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Muster Rolls, 1814

Series 2: Financial Records, 1814-1816


Guide to the Records of the Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment
1814-1816
MG 1037
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. September 2003. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pennsylvania. Militia. Light Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Title: Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment Records
Dates: 1814-1816
Abstract: This collection contains the records of the Second Light Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia from the years 1814 to 1816, including muster rolls, pay rolls, receipt rolls, and other financial records pertaining to the regiment.
Quantity: 0.17 linear feet (62 items)
Collection Number: MG 1037

Historical Note

The Second Light Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia was mustered into service in September 1814, and was a detached militia in service of the United States until the end of 1814.

In October 1814, the Second Regiment was camped on the Delaware River at Marcus Hook, possibly to protect Philadelphia from a British invasion. While stationed there, the commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Bache, was arrested and court-martialed on the charges of mutiny and insubordination, as well as other related charges. However, after the trial, Bache was promoted to the rank of Colonel, and retained his command of the regiment until it was mustered out of service in December 1814.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the Second Light Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia from the years 1814 to 1816, including muster rolls, pay rolls, receipt rolls, and other financial records pertaining to the regiment.

The commanding officers of the regiment that are mentioned in the records are Louis Bache (Colonel), William Darlington (First Major), and John Sedan (Second Major).

The company commanders within the regiment that are mentioned in the records (all with the rank of captain) are Jacob Grosh, William Holdgate, William McGlathery, Peter Nungesser, John F. Ruhe, George Schwenk, Titus Taylor, Christopher Vanartsdalen, and John G. Wessler.

Other officers mentioned in the records are Richard D. Corson (Surgeon), Isaac Darlington (Lieutenant), John Duer (Ensign), Levi Evans (Lieutenant), Thomas Evans (Surgeon’s Mate), John Supple (Ensign), and Jonathan Wynkoop (Paymaster).

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: Muster Rolls, 1814

Series 2: Financial Records, 1814-1816

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Bache, Louis, 1779-1818.
Subject Organizations:
Pennsylvania–Militia–Court-Martial (Bache: 1814)
Subject Topics:
Mutiny–United States.
Trials (Military offenses)
Subject Places:
Pennsylvania–History–War of 1812.
Philadelphia (Pa.)–History–War of 1812.
United States–History–War of 1812.
Document Types:
Military records.
Muster rolls.
Payrolls.

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Related Material

For material in print related to Colonel Louis Bache, see:

Bache, Louis. Proceedings of a general court martial for the trial of Lieut. Col. Louis Bache, commanding a detachment of volunteers and militia of Pennsylvania: upon the charges of mutiny, disobedience of orders, insubordination, and violation of the established usages of the Army…at the Camp Marcus Hook, on the Delaware, in October, 1814: containing the whole of the evidence, and the documents referred to during the trial. Philadelphia: James Wilson, 1815.

For collections related to the War of 1812, see:

Manuscript Group 57, Lawrence Kearny Papers

Manuscript Group 246, Essex Brigade of Militia Records

Manuscript Group 496, Cornelius Vanderhoof Records

Manuscript Group 947, Morris County Brigade, New Jersey Militia Records

Manuscript Group 1044, John M. Scott Letters

For collections related to military units from Pennsylvania, see:

Manuscript Group 224, Seventh Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line/Patton’s Additional Regiment Orderly Book

Manuscript Group 513, William D. Hurned Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1037, Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the New Jersey Historical Society by C.H. Hart.

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Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Muster Rolls, 1814

Scope and Content:

This series consists of company muster rolls raised by each commander for the last quarter of the year 1814. The muster rolls are arranged chronologically, using the dates that each company of soldiers was mustered into service. Within each date, the muster rolls are in alphabetical order by company commander.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Muster Rolls 1814 Aug 27-Sept 12
1 2 Muster Rolls 1814 Nov 12-13

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Series 2: Financial Records, 1814-1816

Scope and Content:

This series contains pay rolls, receipt rolls, receipts, and an account statement for the regiment. The pay rolls and receipt rolls date from December 1814, and are arranged chronologically. Within each date, the documents are arranged alphabetically by company commander. The pay receipts of other various officers in the regiment cover the time span from December 1814 to May 1816. The account statement, which completes the collection, dates from the last quarter of 1814, and is the paymaster’s estimate of expenses incurred by the regiment for “pay, Subsistence, Forage, and clothing,” which amounted to $16,051.10.

Box Folder Title Date
1 3 Pay Rolls 1814 Dec 4-7
1 4 Receipt Rolls 1814 Dec 4-7
1 5 Receipts and Account Statements 1814-1816

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