Sgt Alexander Sharp

Death 17 Jul 1839 (aged 46)
Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 147448844 · View Source
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Alexander Sharp(7-10-1793/7-17-1839 Blount Co); Md. Susannah Maxwell 9-10-1816;
4th Srgt. Capt Jehu Stephens' Co, Col Sam Wear's Regt, 10-16-1814 to 4-6-1815
Clark's Grove Cumberland Pres. Cem, Blount Co.
DESIGNATION: 1st Regiment East Tennessee Volunteer Militia
DATES: September 1813 - December 1813
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Knox, Sevier, Blount, Washington, Anderson, Campbell, Carter, and Jefferson Counties
CAPTAINS: John Bayless, Samuel Bowman, Joseph Calloway, John Chiles, Jesse Cole, Robert Doak, James Gillespie, William Mitchell, Rufus Morgan, Simeon Perry, Daniel Price, Jehu Stephens, James Tedford

Muster rolls show this regiment at Fort Strother in early November 1813 and at Fort Armstrong in late November of the same year. The regiment, in the brigade commanded by General James White, helped attack a tribe of Creek Indians known as the Hillabees on 18 November 1813 where sixty-eight Creeks were killed and about 250 taken prisoner. Unbeknownst to the Americans, the Hillabees had sued Jackson for peace the day before the attack. Actually, a detachment of Cherokees friendly to the United States did most of the fighting -- there were no American casualties.

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  • Maintained by: Jim Roberts
  • Originally Created by: Allie Griffith Nelson
  • Added: 4 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147448844
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alexander Sharp (10 Jul 1793–17 Jul 1839), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147448844, citing Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jim Roberts (contributor 48794708) .