Simon Beymer, captain
Stewart Speer, first lieutenant
Henry Beymer, second lieutenant
David Slater, sergeant
Andrew Dougherty, sergeant
George Wines, sergeant
Robert Ewings, sergeant
William Beymer, corporal
David Moore, corporal
Nicholas Baumgardner, corporal
Frederic Beymer, corporal
William Englehart, corporal
Alex. Barton, corporal
Absalom Martin, captain
Wyatt Hutchinson, first lieutenant
James Sherman, second lieutenant
John Bratton, sergeant
George Sudden, sergeant
Thomas Mullen, sergeant
William Israel, sergeant
Thos. De Britner, corporal
Edward Milner, corporal
C. Donover, corporal
James Edwards, corporal
Edw. Davis, corporal
Henry Wolford, corporal
Cyrus P. Beatty, captain
David Burt, lieutenant
Nicholas Stoner, ensign
William Linn (absent)
Samuel Beymer (absent)
James McMullen (absent)
John Wiley (absent)
William Van Horn
William Gibson, Jr.
John Bollen (absent)
William Morehead (absent)
On the back of the muster roll of the above company. Lieut.-Col. Z. A. Beatty writes that
he has inspected the ammunition, arms. etc., of the detachment, and finds them to be as follows: Powder in horns,
two and one-half pounds; balls in pouches, ninety; pouches and horns, eleven; rifles, thirteen; muskets, one. By
a note on the muster roll we learn that Lieutenant-colonel Beatty forwarded this report to Colonel Bay on August
11th. Beatty being then at Zanesville. He explains in this note why no non-commissioned officers have been appointed,
the officer desiring to become better acquainted with the men before making those appointments.
OFF TO THE WARS.
In the early days of Cambridge, the only blacksmith shop in town was that of William McCracken,
father of Alexander McCracken. Day after day, the sound of the hammer was heard in his place, and trade was busy.
But then came the war of 1812, and all the able-bodied men of the place enlisted for active service. William McCracken
quenched the fire in his forge, put down his hammer, locked the door, and set off with a musket. But to this the
worthy people of Cambridge could not agree. Some one must shoe their horses, and there was none in the land of
Guernsey who approached McCracken in skill and capacity. So a collection was taken up, to which the interested
ones gladly contributed, a substitute was hired to shoulder the musket, and William McCracken perforce returned
to his forge, kindled the fires and once more the blacksmith shop rang with the sound of the hammer.
SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812.
At a meeting of the soldiers of the war of 1812, held in the court house square September
3, 1869, the following registered their names for the purpose of petitioning the general government for pensions:
Elijah Grimes, aged eighty years, residing at Cambridge.
George Macomber, aged seventy-five years, of Cambridge.
Peter Klingman, aged eighty-one years, of Cambridge.
Joseph Waller, aged seventy-eight years, of Cambridge.
George McGannon, aged eighty-three years, of Cambridge.
William Phillips, aged seventy-eight years, of Cambridge.
William Turnbaugh, aged eighty-one years, of Cambridge.
John McGiffin, aged eighty-five years, of Cambridge.
Adam Rankin, aged seventy-five years, of Midway.
Thomas Brown, aged seventy-six years, of Washington.
Andrew Bay, aged seventy-one years, Leatherwood.
Thomas N. Muzzy, aged eighty years, of Cumberland.
George McCormick, aged eighty-one years, of Antrim.
Adam Bucher, aged eighty-two years, of Rochester.
Edwanl Milliner, aged eighty-four years, of Millinersville.
Others who reported later were: Samuel F. McKinnie. aged eighty-seven years, of Washington township;
Joseph McKinnie, aged seventy-six years, of the county, and also Robert Richey.
Governor R. B. Hayes and Col. John Ferguson spoke on the occasion of the meeting above referred to.