Guide to the Records of the Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment 1814-1816 MG 1037
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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.
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.
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).
This collection is arranged in two series:
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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.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1037, Pennsylvania Militia, Second Light Infantry Regiment Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The collection was donated to the New Jersey Historical Society by C.H. Hart.