Minutes, 4 February 1841

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

Pursuant to an ordinance of the City Council of the City of , entitled “An Ordinance organizing the ,” passed, Feb. 3rd, AD. 1841, the Court Martial of Said Legion assembled at the office of Joseph Smith, on Thursday the 4th day of February, AD. 1841; present—
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , & , all commissioned officers of the State of .
The Court was called to order by . , & , were elected Judges, and , Clerk, of the election, when the court proceeded to elect the General officers of the legion; whereupon Joseph Smith was duly elected Lieutenant General; , Major General; , Brigadier General of the 1st Cohort; and , Brigadier General of the 2nd Cohort. Generals J. Smith, , & , were sworn by , and by . Lt. Gen. Smith proceeded to the appointment of the following staff; to wit: [p. 1]
, to be Drill Officer; , and , Aids-de-Camp; and , , , , , , , , , , , & , Guards. proceeded to the appointment of the following staff; to wit:
, to be Adjutant; , Surgeon-in-Chief; , Cornet; , Quarter Master; , Pay-Master; , Commissary; , Chaplain; , Surgeon of the 1st Cohort; James Kelly, Surgeon of the 2nd Cohort; , Quarter Master Sergeant; George Wirick [Wyrick], Sergeant Major; , Chief Musician; and & , Musicians.
On motion the Court Martial adjourned to Saturday the 20th of Feb., 1841, at the of Gen. J. Smith, at 1 o’clock P. M.
Joseph Smith President.
, Secretary. [p. 2]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    See Minutes, 3 Feb. 1841.  

  2. 2

    The officers listed here were all previously commissioned in the Illinois state militia. (Adjutant General’s Office, Rank Roll, 13 Jan. 1841, Illinois Governors’ Correspondence, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.)  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  3. 3

    The first cohort consisted of cavalry; the second consisted of infantry and artillery troops. (Minutes, 3 Feb. 1841.)