Last week, I posted Mansfield Anderson’s declaration of service in the War of 1812, which was part of his and Harriet’s pension and bounty land warrant applications file, held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and available on fold3.
Below is a transcription of Mansfield’s original discharge of service for the War of 1812, an item he carried with him from Fayetteville, Tennessee, where he served from October 1813 to January 1814, to Mississippi where the family later lived, back to eastern Tennessee, and finally to Macon Co., NC, where the family settled several decades after the war’s end. Even in the digital image of this document, you can see the wear marks and holes worn into the paper from its long journey.
Fayetteville Janry 13th1814
This is to Certify that Mansfielde Anderson
A musitian in my Company west Tennessee
Militia part of the 1st Reghment of this State
Commanded by Colonl John K Wynn
Did on the 4th Day of Octobr 1813 Join
the army and Continued in Service from the
above Date until the 4th January 1814 and
acted with all Credit and Respect of the
Department & is hereby Hounarably Discharged
John Porter Captain