The Men that Built Fort Claiborne in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Captain Edward D. Turner’s Company of the 2nd Regiment of the United States Army


These muster rolls and payroll records have been transcribed from photocopies of exceptionally clear original documents found in the National Archives. The author has even included facsimiles of those documents to accompany her transcriptions. Information includes names, date joined, re-joined or discharged; promoted or demoted; fit for duty, sick or dead (with date of death); and place of duty if on detachment, with whom and where. The musters took place in encampments that were chiefly located in the present state of Louisiana, which at that time was known as the Territory of Orleans, however, other locations range as far as Nashville (TN), Natchez (MS), San Antonio (TX) and Pensacola (FL). The book includes a short biography of Captain Turner; transcriptions of 21 muster rolls and 5 payrolls; compiled statistical sketches of the men; listings of men who deserted, died, discharged, transferred or resigned; short descriptions of forts, posts and other locations noted; maps; abstracts from the letter books of Gov. W.C.C. Claiborne; a bibliography and an index of full names and subjects.


Annette Carpenter Womack 

(2000), 2002, 8½x11, paper, indices, 303 pp.

ISBN: 9781585498154