Ohio History Journal

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In order to determine as far as possible the casualties

at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, in January, 1931, Mr.

W. B. Davis, of Washington, D. C., was employed to

consult the records of the War Department. This he

did. In his letter of transmittal, he says, among other



I find a great many records covering the period of August

20, 1794, are missing. When the British burned the White House,

many of the records were stored there and were destroyed. Con-

sequently, the war records prior to that date are very incomplete,

and what are on file are in a very dilapidated condition owing to

their age and binding. * * *

You will note I have given you all the casualties which oc-

curred on and after August 20, 1794, which appear on the rolls

covering that period, so your guess will be as good as mine as to

whether or not some of these casualties were due to the battle on

August 20, 1794.

Following is the result of the examination of the

records by Mr. Davis:


Data from the records of 1st Sublegion, 2nd Sublegion, 3rd

Sublegion, 4th Sublegion, Corps of Artificers and Engineers, and

a Detachment of Light Dragoons (Cavalry), covering the date of

the Battle of Fallen Timbers, August 20, 1794.

Muster Roll of Company of Infantry under command of

Capt. Hamilton Armstrong, 1st Sublegion, dated from July 1, to

November 10, 1794, shows

John Long, Pvt., died August 29, 1794.

James Mills, Pvt., died August 22, 1794.

Ebenezer Mullin, Pvt., dead (no date given).