OSL VAN HORN TO MEIGS
Zanesville 4th. Sepr. 1812
Since my last Communication to your Excellency by Mr. Culbertson, Col McConnel has marched for Mount vernon, consisting of --
Col Robb McConnel Staff -- Majer Stepn. C. Smith Gurdon Denison Adjt. Majer Jno. Reynolds Jno. C. Stocketon Qr. Master Thomas Sinclair -- Clerk 1 Regt Dr. Bliss Pay Master Capt [illeg] Rifle Compy Robt Mitchel Surgeon 3 Commy. Officers George Rain -- Serjt. Majr. 4 Sergeants Wii. Young Qr. Mr. Sergt. 39 [illeg] 46 Total 5th. Regiment Capt Peivers Compy. Capt. Williams Compy. 3 Commissd.Officers 3 Commissiond Officers 4 Sergeants 4 Sergeants 71 Rank & File 51 Rank & file 78 Total 64 Total 6th Regt. Capt. Wilsons Compy Capt. Jefferis Company 3 Commissed Officers 3 Commissiond Officers 4 Sergeants 4 Sergeants 55 Rank & file 71 Rank & file 78 Total
Staturing[?] together Three hundred thirty eight including Officers -- Ordered out by Col Bay. They are badly equipped 18 Musquets with Bayonets only -- were left of the public arms, in my hands, which I delivered out & all the Cartouch Boxes Notwithstanding five or six armourers were con- stantly employed to repair, yet many of them are unfit for service and many are Marched without any arms at all -- we furnishd them with a large proportion of the powder & all the lead on hand, all the tents we could get made about 22 or 3. Camp Kettles & [illeg] Flints, Axes &c of which I will render a Bill as soon as I can have it made out -- They went off much dissatisfied for want of a better supply.
Beside this Detachment Col Williams of the 2d. Regt has marched with one hundred Men, Col Bay say 130 -- Col Beatty -- no information as to number, beside Col Kratzer about 128 I have constant and pressing applications for ammunition Camp Equipage &c &c -- Kratzers & Williams have sent on pressingly for powder & lead -- & none on hand --
Enclosed is also a letter from Canton which I now forward -- I have also advanced Money for the [illeg.] of some of the Prisoners $59.50 united for Capt [illeg] Company.
I have been requested to report to your Excelly that the Detachment under Col McConnel, being the third start has Marched from this place, has produced great distress -- whole neighbourhoods as left without men to take care of the sick & helpless families -- puting in the fall crops out of the Question -- That no inteligence of any Enemy between here and the Lake, & so many men already out, on the frontiers -- and wether the
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