Picture of the Commanding Officer of the 7th USI Reenactor unit. Uniform accurately reflects what an officer of this unit wore during the 1810-1820 time period. This is what my Captain John H. Mallory would have worn. This picture is courtesy of the 7th United States Infantry Website Living History Association website at http://cottonbaler.com/
"Cottonbalers, by God! Damn Fine soldiers!" This picture is courtesy of the 7th United States Infantry Website Living History Association website at http://cottonbaler.com/
The military career of my 4th great grandfather appears to be an interesting one. He not only served in the War of 1812 in the regular army, but he also commanded a local Alabama militia unit in the 1820s in Alabama with the rank of major.
According to records located at the Library of Congree, John H. Mallory of Georgia was appointed to the rank of 2nd Lt in the US Army on 25 Feb 1812. On 18 Jun 1813, John was promoted to the rank of 1st Lt while serving with the 8th Regiment of Infantry again serving in Georgia. From Ancestry.com and the U.S. Army Historical Register , 1789-1903 Vol. 2, Alphabetical List of Officers of the Regular Army (From Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to 1903) Who Were Killed or Wounded in Action or Taken Prisoner, With Date and Place. M. page 30: 1st LT John H. Mallory taken prisoner, Mallory, John H., 1 lt 8 inf (in 1813 or 1814, when and where not known), prisoner. In the US Army Register (17 May 1815-30 Jun 1821), 1s...
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