Davy Crockett - Tennessee Militia

Tennessee Militia

On September 24, 1813, Crockett joined the Second Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen for an initial term of 60 days and served under Colonel John Coffee in the Creek War, marching south into present day Alabama and taking an active part in the fighting. Made a scout because of his abilities as a hunter, trapper, and woodsman, Crockett is known to have supported the starving troops during the time of the Creek War with the game he hunted. He was discharged from service on March 27, 1814. Crockett was made lieutenant colonel of the Fifty-seventh Regiment of Tennessee Militia on March 27, 1818.

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