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MAJOR JAMES ORE's Regiment who marched to Running Water Town and Nickajack Town in 1794

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  • Ann B. Chambless
    In 1794, Territorial Governor William Blount dispatched Major James Ore from the Knox County area in East Tennessee (then called the Hamilton District) TO
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 3, 2009
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      In 1794, Territorial Governor William Blount dispatched Major James
      Ore from the Knox County area in East Tennessee (then called the
      Hamilton District) TO Nashville for the protection of the Mero
      District. In September 1794 Major Ore marched his command to Nickajack
      Town and Running Water Town and destroyed the Cherokee homes and crops
      there.
      QUESTION: Does anyone have access to a book or internet source that
      gives the names of the men who served in the Ore Expedition? They would
      have been East Tennessee residents in 1794. Captain Henderson commanded
      one of the companies in this regiment.
      The men serving in Major Ore's command were reimbursed by Congress in
      1798, but the Congressional records do not list them by name.
      Hopefully, there is a written list of the men who served in Major Ore's
      1794 Expedition.
      Ann B. Chambless


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    • Richard Matthews
      A book by Edward Albright, Early History of Middle Tennessee printed in 1909, says that a Col. Whitley lead the Kentucky troops and Col. Montgomery and Major
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3, 2009
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        A book by Edward Albright, "Early History of Middle Tennessee" printed in
        1909, says that a Col. Whitley lead the Kentucky troops and Col. Montgomery
        and Major Blackmore lead the volunteers from the Cumberland counties. Among
        the volunteers were William Trousdale, Hugh Rogan, Stephen Cantrell, William
        Pillow, Captain Joseph Brown, Charles Bosley, Beale Bosley, and John Davis.
        There were around 550 mounted men total in the expedition. Around 70 native
        Americans were killed in the attack.

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        On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Ann B. Chambless <rabc123@...>wrote:

        > In 1794, Territorial Governor William Blount dispatched Major James
        > Ore from the Knox County area in East Tennessee (then called the
        > Hamilton District) TO Nashville for the protection of the Mero
        > District. In September 1794 Major Ore marched his command to Nickajack
        > Town and Running Water Town and destroyed the Cherokee homes and crops
        > there.
        > QUESTION: Does anyone have access to a book or internet source that
        > gives the names of the men who served in the Ore Expedition? They would
        > have been East Tennessee residents in 1794. Captain Henderson commanded
        > one of the companies in this regiment.
        > The men serving in Major Ore's command were reimbursed by Congress in
        > 1798, but the Congressional records do not list them by name.
        > Hopefully, there is a written list of the men who served in Major Ore's
        > 1794 Expedition.
        > Ann B. Chambless
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >



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        Richard Matthews


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