CANNONíS COMPANY TENNESSEE MOUNTED MILITIA

SABINE WAR Ė REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

 

This company, commanded by Capt. Benjamin B. Cannon, was mustered in at Athens, Tennessee, July 15, 1836, to serve twelve months.Although the muster took place in Athens, the officers and men were from Hamilton County.The list was copied from records in the War Department:

 

Capt. Benjamin B. Cannon

Second Lt. Moses A. Nelson

Enoch Archer

James W. Banyard

Mathew F. Barnes

Anderson Brooks

Joseph B. Burton

James Calvert

John Castell

Edward Copelin

James M. Copelin

Tyner W. Corbett

Sylvanus Couch

Isaac Curry

Arthur Daughtry

Henry Daughtry

John Daughtry

Barney Davis

Benjamin F. Davis

James Davis

Wesley Davis

Hezekiah Dennis

Thomas Fennell

James W. Fields

Harrison Frazier

Sevier Fryar

William Fryar

John W. Gideon

Dotson Goens

Claiborne Gott

William Grayson

Isaac Haney

Thomas Henderson

Morgan Hood

George W. House

Alfred Jackson

John Langham

Samuel M. Love

McKinney Lovelady

John S. Marsh

James Martin

George W. McGuire

Mathias Mount

Jesse R. Newlen

David Olinger

James Pofford

John M. Payne

Tillman Payne

William B. Puckett

John Ramsey

Rezin M. Rawlings

Joshua J. Riddle

George B. Roberts

James Rogers

Noah Scott

Daniel Shields

John C. Shirley

Thomas Stiff

James Stringer

John J. Tunor

Reuben J. Tyner

Seth Q. Waddill

Thomas Walters

William Walters

C. C. Waters

Lewis Webb

Wallace A. Willoughby

 

 

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The Sabine War
Prepared by the staff of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

We have checked for information on the Sabine War and have found only a
reference to the "Sabine-Southwestern War, 1836-1837" in listings of U. S.
Army conflicts with the Indians.  The online military encyclopedias include
the name of the "war," but have no article on the topic at this time.  In
general, the term probably arises from the stationing of U. S. troops along
the Sabine River during the Texas Revolution.  Their purpose was to maintain
the peace and to enforce U. S. neutrality by preventing citizens and U. S.
soldiers from joining the conflict on the side of the revolutionaries.  The
commanding officer was Edmund Pendleton Gaines.

Information about Gaines' service on the Texas border and his call for
additional troops can be found in various U. S. government documents,
including those on Militlary Affairs.  Documents submitted to the Congress
concerning the attempts to remain neutral during the Texas Revolution are
transcribed online at:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsp&fileName=021/llsp021.db&Page=416

The documents include Gaines' call on the governors of several states,
including Tennessee, to raise troops to be sent to Louisiana to help to
preserve the peace (page 420).  The complete series of documents runs from
page 416 - 427.  Secretary Cass's request for additional troops to maintain
the neutrality in Texas appears on page 412 of the same publication:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsp&fileName=021/llsp021.db&recNum=427

Additional information about Gaines and his actions during the Texas
Revolution is located in the Handbook of Texas Online article about Gaines
located at:
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/GG/fga3.html

Because this service was United States military service, the names of
servicemen in the volunteer companies raised to assist Gen. Gaines are not
part of the Texas Revolution records.  Their service and pension records are
in the National Archives.