BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

JACOB MYRACLE

Served as a private during the War of 1812 in the 1st Regiment (Metcalfe's) West Tennessee Militia. He fought in the Battle of New Orleans under General Andrew Jackson. The history of Myracle's regiment is as follows: Part of the division under Major General William Carroll's at New Orleans, this regiment comprised the right section of Carroll's line at the breastworks at Chalmette. Muster rolls show casualties in the engagements of December 1814 and January 1815. Lieutenant Colonel James Henderson was killed in the skirmish of 28 December 1814. Captain Daniel Bradford led the elite corps known as "Carroll's Life Guard." The division reached New Orleans in mid-December 1814 after an excursion down the Mississippi River.

Inscription: Served in the War of 1812. Was at the Battle of New Orleans.
Buried at Dukes Chapel
Source: "Anonymous" at Find-A-Grave

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