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Monday, August 29, 2016

Military Monday: Kentucky in the War of 1812

During the War of 1812, my 5th-great-grandfather Andrew Russell was a private in Tunstall Quarles' Company of Infantry, 2nd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Militia. Although he is not mentioned by name in the clippings below, they provide more information about his experiences.

 Kentucky Gazette, 8 September 1812, page 3. Kentucky Digital Library.

Captain Quarles' regiment is specifically mentioned in this report of army movements.

Kentucky Gazette, 15 September 1812, page 13. Kentucky Digital Library

Andrew was one of the 600 men in Col. Jennings' regiment.

Hornets' Nest (Murfreesboro, NC), 5 November 1812, page 2

Andrew's regiment built Fort Jennings.

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