Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln's Company of Mounted Volunteers, 27 May 18321
Muster Roll of Captain A. Lincolns Company of the 4th Regiment of Mounted Volunteers commanded by Brig. Genl[Brigadier General] Samuel Whitesides Mustered out of Service of the United States at the Mouth of Fox River May the 27th 18322
Names Rank When enroled Where enroled Remarks
Abraham Lincoln Captain 21. April Richland Sangamon Cty.
Samuel M. Thompson 1 Lieut[Lieutenant] "" "" Resigned 30 April Colonel of 4 Regt. See Roll Field & Staff
John Brannen 2 " "" ""
John Armstrong 1. Serg.[Sergeant] "" ""
Tavner B Anderson 2 " "" ""
George W Foster 3 " "" "" Transfer[ed] to a foot company April 29.
Obediah Morgan 4 " "" ""
Thomas Combs 1 Corp[Corporal] "" ""
John Plaster 2 " "" "" Resigned 20 day May & serve as a private since
Wm F Berry 3 " "" ""
Alexander Trent 4 " "" ""
John Erwin private "" "" Promoted to 3rd Serg in room of G W. Foster April 29
John H. Houghton " "" "" 3
Thomas Pierce
Samuel Tibbs
Henry Hadley
Samuel Dutten
Calvin Pierce
Joseph Tibbs
Wm Kirkpatrick Promoted from the Ranks April 30
Cyrus Elmore
Elijah Pierce
Lewis W Farmer
Bordry Matthews
Ep Sulivan
Valentine Crete
Charles Sulivan
James Simmons
Hugh Armstrong Promoted to 1st Lieut April 30
Allen King
Joseph Dobson
David Rankin Transfered to a foot company May 19
Urbin Alexander absent on extra duty
Henry Cox
Merrit M Carman
Royal Potter
David M. Pantier absent on furlough
Joseph Hohimer
George Warburton
Evan T Lamb
Clardey Barnette
John M Rutledge
Wm Cox
Usil Meeker
Richard Jones Promoted from the ranks May 2nd color bearer
Charles Pierce

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Names Rank When enrolled Where enrolled Remarks
James Clemment private 21. apl Richland
John Y Lane
Richard Lane
Royal Clary.
Pleasant Armstrong
James Yardley
David Rutledge
Michael Plaster Aabsent without leave
John Mounce Absent with out leave
Wm Hohimer absent on furlough
Isaac Anderson
Wm Marshall
Wm Cummins
John Jones absent with out leave
Travice Elmore
Wm Foster Transfered to a foot company April 29
Nathan Drake 29 Apr Beardstown
Robert S Plunkett
Wms T Sprouce. Promoted from the Ranks May 2— Gunsmith Field & Staff
William Clary.
Jacob Heavener
Thomas Long4
William Green5
Isaac Guliher. 19 May Dixons ferry
I certify upon honour that this Muster Roll exhibits a true Statement of Captain A Lincolns Company of Mounted Volunteers of Illinois militia on this day and that the remarks set opp[osite] the names are accurate and Just
A. Lincoln Capt
[ certification ]
I certify on honor that I have carefully examined this Muster Roll, and that I have this 27th day of May 1832, mustered and minutely inspected for discharge the above named Company of Mounted Volunteers, in the [Brigade] commanded by Brig. Genl Samuel Whiteside.
Nathaniel Buckmaster6
Inspector & Muster Officer
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of this document aside from additions denoted by carets or footnotes.
2At the outbreak of the Black Hawk War, Lincoln volunteered for the Illinois state militia. On April 21, 1832, Lincoln and other men from the New Salem area were mustered into a company in the 4th Regiment of Illinois Mounted Volunteers, and the members of the company elected Lincoln as their captain. When his month of service ended, Lincoln re-enlisted twice, for twenty and thirty days respectively, serving as a private both times. He was discharged finally on July 10, 1832.
Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’ Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:176-78, 227-30, 544-46.
3“Capt Lincoln 4th Regt.” was written vertically in this column by someone other than Lincoln.
4Thomas Long is missing from Lincoln’s other roll. There were two Thomas Longs from Sangamon County that served in the war, the one in Lincoln’s company and another that served with Lincoln in Elijah Iles’ company.
Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:177; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 465; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’s Company of Mounted Volunteers.
5William Greene is missing from Lincoln’s other roll.
6Nathaniel Buckmaster wrote and signed this endorsement.

Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Vault, RG 94, Entry Unknown: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, NAB.