Jeremiah Potter

Jeremiah Potter was possibly the Regiment’s youngest casualty. Rest in peace, son. God only knows the travails you dealt with as a boy or the hardships your mother faced in deciding that the cavalry was a better life than she could provide for you. I’m sure the other troopers at Fiddler’s Green take care of you.

POTTER, Jeremiah;

enlisted (with mother’s permission): May 25, 1836, Fort Jesup, Louisiana, by [unknown recruiter];

born: [unknown];

age: 12 yrs;

occupation: minor;

blue eyes, light complexion, 4’8”;

Company D, 2d Dragoons;

died at Fort Drane on August 10, 1836, of wounds received at Welika Pond

rank: private

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