Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early's Company of Mounted Volunteers, 10 July 18321
Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Earleys Company of Mounted Volunteers Mustered out of the service of the United States By order of Brigadier General Atkinson of the United States army on White Water River of Rock River on the 10th day of July. 1832.2
Enrollment
No Names Rank Date of Period of Residence Valuation of Horses Valuation of Equipments Names Present Remarks
1 Jacob. M. Earley Captain June 16 30 Days Sangamon couty $80.00 $70.00 J M Early
1 G. W. Glascock 1st Lieutenant "" "" "" 85.00 46.00 G. W. Glasscock Hunting Horse
2 B. D. Rusk 2d " "" "" "" 85.00 35.00 B D Rusk
1 Zachariah Malugin 1 Sergeant "" "" "" 70.00 25.00 Zachariah Malugin
2 Noah Mason 2 " "" "" "" 60.00 25.00 Noah Mason
3 Jacob Eby 3 " "" "" "" 60.00 25.00 absent on furlow since 29 June 1832
4 W. M. Neale 4 " "" "" "" 60.00 25.00 Remained at Dicksons without leave in good He[alth]^June 29 1832^
1 R. M Wyatt 1 Corporal "" "" Madison " 75.00 25.00 R M Wyatt
2 M. H. Brents 2 " "" "" Sangamon " 80.00 25.00 M H Brents
3 William Crow 3 " "" "" "" 85 00 60.00 absent ^by leave of Cap Early^ Horse hunting since 29. ^June 1832^
4 Henry Johnson 4 " "" "" Fayette " 40.00 50.00 Henry Johnson
1 James D Henry Private "" "" Sangamon " Promoted from the ranks
2 Samuel Oneal " "" "" "" 75.00 40.00 Samual ONeal
3 Achilles Morris " "" "" "" 60.00 50.00 Achilles Morris
4 A Lincoln " "" "" "" 85.00 15.00 A. Lincoln
5 James. F. Reed " "" "" "" 90.00 45.00 Jas F Reed
6 John Paul Absent without leave from the date of enrolm[ent]
7 Wm S. Pickerel " "" "" "" 65.00 35.00 Left sick at Dicksons June 29, 1832
8 Hugh McGenkins " "" Tazwell Absent without leave from the date of enrolemt
9 John. T. Stuart " "" "" Sangamon 65.00 60.00 John T Stewart
10 Wm L. Potts " "" "" "" 75.00 35.00 Wm L Potts Hunting Horse
11 John. L. Stevenson " "" "" "" 45.00 70.00 John L Stevenson
12 David Bailey " "" "" Tazwell 80.00 45.00 David Baily
13 Jesse Darrow " "" "" Sangamon 60.00 30.00 J Absent with leave hunting his Horse from^ 29. June 1832 by Cap Early^
14 L. D. Matheny " "" "" "" 55.00 31.003 L. D. Matheny
15 Joseph McCoy " "" "" "" Absent with leave Hunting his Horse [from?] ^29 June by leave of Cap Early^
16 John D Johnson " "" "" Coles county 65.00 35.00 John D Johnson
17 G. B Fancheir " "" "" "" 60.00 45.00 G B Fancher

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No Names Rank Date of Enrollment Place of Residence Term of Service Equipments Value of Horses N Remarks ^Names Present^
18 Adam Smith Private June 16 Sangamon county 30 Days Adam Smith Horse Hunting
19 Hugh McGary " " "" "" Hugh McGary
20 Harrison McGary " "" "" "" Montgomery Woric4
21 Montgomery Warrick " "" "" "" $65.00 $60.00 John C Woric
22 John. C. Warrick " "" "" "" 60.00 90.00 G S Hubbard
23 G. S. Hubbard " "" Vermillion "" 125.00 90.00 Samual McRobarts
24 Samuel McRoberts " "" "" "" 55.00 65.00 B F Pickeral
25 B. F. Pickerel " "" Sangamon " "" 35.00 70.00 Wm Strawbridge
26 Wm Strawbridge " June 21 25 " 60.00 100.00 John Baker
27 John Baker " "" "" "" 40.00 100.00 George Harrison
28 George Harrison " "" "" "" 35.00 115.00 James Rutledge
29 James Rutledge " "" Morgan "" 10.00 70.00 George Stout
30 George Stout " "" Sangamon "" 50.00 75.00 Roswell H Spencer
31 Roswell H. Spencer " "" Rock Island John Herrington
32 John Harrington " "" Fayette
33 John Brewer " "" Sangamon " " John Brewer
34 James Climan " " Vermillion " James Climan Horse Hunting
35 J R Loveless " " " " J R Loveless
36 R. J Gilbert. " " R J Gilbert
[certification]
07/10/1832
I certify that the within muster Roll exhibits a true statemen of the company of Illinois Mounted Volunteers under my command
Given at head quarter on White Watter of Rock River July 10. 1832
J M Early Capt[Captain]
[endorsement]
07/10/1832
Mustered out of the Service of the U. States by order of Brig Genl. Atkinson this 10th day of July5 1832.
Robt Anderson
Asst Inr Genl[Assistant Inspector General]
1Abraham Lincoln wrote only the title at the top; the remainder of the document was written by Robert Anderson.
2At the outbreak of the Black Hawk War, Abraham 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’s 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, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:176-78, 227-30, 544-46.
3“35” changed to “31”.
4At this point, the names in this column cease to match up with the names in the second column. We transcribed them as they appear.
5“June” changed to “July”.

Handwritten Document Signed, 2 page(s), James Frazier Reed Collection, California State Library (Sacramento, CA)