Webb’s in the Military

Encompassing the following recognized conflicts, among others : Wayne’s War, 1790-1794; French War, 1799; War of 1812, 18 June 1812 – 17 February 1815; Seminole War, 1817-1818; Black Hawk War, 1832; Creek War, 1836-1837; Florida War, 1835-1842; Canada Frontier Disturbances, 1838-1839; Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion; Cherokee Removal, 1838; Mexican War, 1846-1848; Civil War, 1861-1865. Including Officers and Enlisted soldiers of the Militia, Volunteer and Regular Army, Officers & Sailors of the Navy, and Marines in the Marine Corps.


Compiled by Jonathan Webb Deiss, ©2003. www.webbdeiss.org





1st Class ‘Cabin Boy’ Caesar Webb : Caesar, aged only 16 years, born in Port Royal, South Carolina, was described as standing 5’ 3”, a ‘contraband’ (runaway African-American slave) when he enlisted 20 September 1863 at Port Royal to the United States Navy for a term of one year. He was recorded on the muster roll of the ‘Oleander’ on 31 March 1864 and 30 June 1864.


Private Caleb Webb : Company A, Colonel R. Waterhouse’s (4th) Regiment Tennessee Infantry (Mexican War)


Sergeant Calvin Webb : (Revolutionary War)


Private Cecil Webb : Cecil Webb enlisted 8 August 1814 to Lieutenant Leroy April for a term of five years. Remarks : Book 669.


Private Chase Webb : Bevier’s Battalion New York Militia (War of 1812)


Private Charles Webb : (Revolutionary War)


Lieutenant Charles Webb : (Revolutionary War)


Colonel Charles Webb, Sr. : (Revolutionary War)


Surgeon Charles Webb : He served in the Medical Corps, United States Navy as Assistant Surgeon, 30 March 1800. He was appointed to the rank of Surgeon, 10 November 1800. He was Cahsier from the service 10 July 1801.


Corporal Charles Webb : 2nd Regiment (Van Hook’s) New York Militia (War of 1812)


Private Charles Webb : 2nd Regiment (Ward’s) New York Militia (War of 1812)


Private Charles Webb : Major Lewis Gally’s Louisiana Militia Battalion of Light Artillery, 1845 (Mexican War)


Corporal Charles Webb : Charles Webb, was 21 years of age, born in Oneida County, New York and described as standing 5’ 6½” tall, with hazel eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion and was by occupation a Waiter. On 14 June 1846 he was assigned to Captain Henry B. Bainbridge’s Company (F), 3rd Regiment United States Infantry from the New York Depot at Fort Columbus. He is noted as owing the U. S. for 1 Forage Cap $1.00, and 1 Wool Jacket $2.83. He was appointed to rank of Corporal on 13 July 1846 and died of disease at Camp near Monterey, Mexico on 22 October 1846; he was last paid by Major Denny of 30 June 1846 and he owed Sutler J. W. Cotton $4.87.


Private Charles Webb : Webb, his age not listed, joined and enrolled 1 August 1846 at Matamoras, Mexico and enlisted for a term of six months in Captain Acklin’s Company, Colonel John C. Hay’s (1st) Regiment Texas Mounted Rifleman. He was mustered in 31 August 1846 near China, Mexico. On muster rolls dated 6 June thru 31 August 1846 he is marked as present. He was mustered out 2 October 1846 at Monterey, Mexico by reason of expiration of term of service. He was due pay and clothing since commencement of service.


Also served in Captain Walter P. Lane’s Company A, Major Michael H. Chevallie’s Battalion Texas Mounted Volunteers; recruited at Point Isabel, Texas, aged 19 years, mustered in 19 February 1847 to; mustered out 30 June 1848.


He may be, Charles John Webb, the son of James Webb, Secretary of State of Texas.


1850 Federal Census. ..., Travis County, texas

405/405, James Webb, 56, Male, White, Lawyer, 15000, Virginia

405/405, Elizabeth Webb, 50, Female, White, na, na, Georgia

405/405, James Webb, 25, Male, White, Lawyer, na, Florida

405/405, Charles Webb, 21, Male, White, Farmer, na, Florida


1st Class ‘Cabin Boy’ Charles Webb : Charles, aged 22 years, born in Nashville, Tennessee, was described as standing 5’ 6” tall, with a negro complexion, and was by occupation a fieldhand when he enlisted 10 May 1862 at Fort Pillow to the United States Navy for a term of one year. He is recorded on the muster roll of the ‘Black Hawk’, 1 October & 31 December 1863, and 31 March 1864; the ‘Black Hawk’ was a paddle boat steamship, 902 tons, mounting 8 guns, (destroyed by fire 22 April 1865).


Brevet Major Charles Augustus Webb : He was born in Vermont.


Major Charles A. Webb : It was reported in the Steven’s Point Journal (Steven’s Point, Wisconsin) on 11 February 1882, ‘Major Charles A. Webb, of the Sixteenth United States Infantry, died at Fort McDavitt, Texas on the 1st inst.’ The Freeborn County Standard of 9 February 1882 reports the same but states it was at ‘Fort McKavett, Texas.’


Private Charles F. Webb : Charles F. Webb enlisted 22 April 1812 to Captain Arell for a term of five years. No descriptive list. He was assigned to Captain Sangster’s Company, 12th Regiment United States Infantry (regulars). His name is recorded on a return of ‘Dead & Discharged Men’, at Albany, New York, dated 17 December 1813; he died 6 June 1813. Reference : Book 670. (War of 1812)


Private Charles G. Webb : Charles, aged 18 years, joined and enrolled on or about 17 May 1861. He was mustered by Captain L. Sitgraeves on 24 July 1861 at Elmira, New York to Captain Andrew J. Barney’s Company 24th Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers.


Private Charles H. Webb : Charles, aged 21 years, born in New York City, New York, was described as having blue eyes, light hair, a dark complexion, stood 5’ 6½” tall, and was by occupation a hatter when he enlisted 20 October 1830 at Providence, Rhode Island to Lieutenant Philips for a term of five years. He was assigned to Company H, 4th Regiment United States Infantry (regulars). He deserted on 7 March 1831 and was apprehended the same day; he was discharged 14 October 1831 by reason of being ‘a minor’.


Quarter Master Charles John Webb : died at Fort Ewell 20 December 1852...?


Acting Assistant Paymaster Charles L. Webb : He served in the Pay Corps, United States Navy as Acting Assistant Paymaster, 17 December 1861. His appointment was revoked on account of sickness, 12 December 1862.


First Lieutenant Chas. M. Webb : He served during the Civil War as subaltern in Captain Daniel Howell’s Company (G), 12th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry (volunteers) commanded by Colonel George E. Bryant. ...from Janesville Weekly Gazette & Free Press, Janesville, Wisconsin, 3 January 1862.


Private Charles Oscar Webb : He enlisted 22 April 1861 and mustered in to Company B, 37th Regiment Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America). On 15 January 1862 he received a furlough to return hom eon account of sickness. He returned on, or about 15 February 1862 and noted as absent without leave on 15 March 1862. (Civil War)


Private Charles R. Webb : 27th Regiment (Bellington’s) New York Militia (War of 1812)


Private Charles W. Webb : Served in T. J. Jackson’s Command, 27th Virginia Infantry; served under Captain Smith and Colonel Gregsby. He is 70 years old (when?), born in Appomattox County, Virginia, resident of Virginia for 70 years, lived in Rapp’s Mill, Rockford County, Virginia for 48 years; occupation farming, for 50 years; nature of disability ‘old age kidney trouble’; what caused it ‘I do not know unless hard work and exposure caused it.’; what caused it in the service ‘fever and paralysis’; entered service at City of Lexington, Virginia; in what command did you serve ‘Genl Jackson’s Command’; how long did you serve ‘3 years’; how did you leave the service ‘ Captured at Petersburg Mch 25-1865 and not returned until after the war’; he served in the 27th Virginia Regiment, Captain Smith’s Company, Stonewall Brigade; wife - Elizabeth S. Webb, aged 67 in 1918, married March 1869 in Rapp’s Mill by Rev. John Rusaley; Charles died 17 May 1908 near Rapp’s Mill of lung trouble & weak heart; Charles W. Webb enlisted 19 March 1862 as a Private to Company F, 27th Virginia Infantry, CSA. He was captured at Petersburg, 25 March 1865 and released 22 June 1865 at Point Lookout Mountain on taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.


Private Charles Young Webb : Captain Jefferson Hunt’s Company (A), Mormon Battalion, Iowa Volunteers. The Battalion was recruited and enlisted by President Brigham Young of the Latter Day Saints, and Captain James Allen of the First Regiment United States Dragoons in late June & early July 1846 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. The entire company, including Charles, was composed of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, who enlisted for a term of one year in the War with Mexico. They left Council Bluffs, 20 July 1846 and marched to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, arriving on 1 August 1846, where they were issued supplies and equipment. They left there on 12 August and reached Sante Fe, New Mexico on 9 October after crossing hundreds of miles of desert in a miserable but disciplined fashion. They finally reached San Diego, California on 29 January 1847. While in California the Battalion saw little service except garrison duty and Webb’s company was stationed at Los Angeles. He was discharged 16 July 1847 at Fort Moore, Los Angeles, California.


At the time of his discharge, he volunteered and was assigned as one of Kearney’s Escorts to accompany Fremont back to Washington, DC for ‘Court Martial’ proceedings. The thirteen man escort was to accompany the party on horseback, as far as Fort Leavenworth, where they would be discharged and paid for the extra duty. They reached Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on 24 August 1847 and were discharged, when Charles received $75 in severance pay and $8.60 in addition to standard pay and clothing allowance received for the previous year’s service. After having to give up his horse to the government, he walked home 200 miles; he marched in his term of service a total of nearly 4000 miles. As testament to his hard service, upon his return home a compatriot, Matthew Caldwell described his appearance by writing, “Webb... had the raggedest (sic) pants that I had ever seen.”


There was only one Charles Webb in Iowa in 1850 -

1850 Federal Census. District 21, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

1142/1142, Charles Webb, 30, Male, White, farmer, na, Kentucky

1142/1142, Margaret Webb, 23, Female, White, na, na, New Jersey

1142/1142, Willis Webb, 6, Male, White, na, na, Iowa

1142/1142, Jeanette Webb, 2, Female, White, na, na, Iowa

1142/1142, Lydia Webb, 1, Female, White. na, na, Iowa


He moved within the year to Utah...

1850 Federal Census. ..., Iron County, Utah Territory (12 May 1851)

81/81, Charles Y. Webb, 32, Male, White, Farmer, 700, New York

81/81, Margaret Webb, 26, Female, White, na, na, New York

81/81, Willis Webb, 8, Male, White, na, na, New York, in school

81/81, Jennette Webb, 5, Female, White, na, na, Iowa, in school


He applied for a pension on 19 December 1876 (ic260939/48047), and made a claim for his Mexican War service on 18 February 1887 in Utah, (s6793). He is the son of Samuel & Polly Webb of Bellmont, New York and the grandson of Ebenezer Webb, Jr., a Patriot of the Revolutionary War. His great-uncle was Sergeant Christopher Webb (see below). Although raised as a protestant Christian, he first heard word of the Mormon movement in 1843, and apparently was attracted to it by what he heard and saw after traveling to Ohio to hear the Prophets. He was ordained (Seventy in the 27th Quorum) in June 1845 after moving with his wife and child to Nauvoo, Illinois. He moved west with the group until it reached Utah.


Sergeant Christopher Webb : He was born 14 June 1755 at Windham, Windham County, Connecticut. He first enlisted while a resident of Lisbon, Hanover Society, New London County, Connecticut. Early in May, 1775 enlisted for four weeks into Captain Nathaniel Bishop’s Company, stationed at Roxbury, Massachusetts. July to August 1775 enlisted for five months in Captain Douglass’ Company, Colonel Jebediah Huntington’s Regiment. Fall of 1776, enlisted for two months in Captain John Perkins’s Company. Commencing 1 September 1777, enlisted as Sergeant for two months in Captain Ebenezer Lathrop’s Company of Colonel Jonathan Latimer’s Regiment and was present at the capture of Burgoyne. He applied for a pension 23 October 1833 (cert#20994), receiving up to $43.08 per annum, and died in Cazenovia, New York in 1837.


Christopher Webb appears with the rank of Sergeant on a Pay Roll of Captain Ebenezer Lathrop’s Company in Colonel Jonathan Latimer’s Regiment from the State of Connecticut from the date of inlistments (sic), or when detached, to the 30th day of October, A.D. 1777, including 6 days for those that were discharged at or near Red Hook, and 7 for those that went with the baggage down North River to Stoutons Borow (sic) and for those dismissed at Albany, and 9 days for those dismissed at Saratogue (sic) to travel home into Norwich, dated Norwich, June 25, 1778.
When detached or enlisted : August 28, 1778.
When dead or dismissed : Dismissed, October 22, 1778.
Time in service : 2 months 1 day

Wages per month : £2 8s

Amount of wages : £4 – 17 – 1


Christopher Webb appears with the rank of Sergeant on a Mileage Roll of Captain Ebenezer Lathrop’s Company in Colonel Jonathan Latimer’s Regiment from the place or places they were dismissed at the northward to Norwich (viz) 32 dismissed at or nearby Readhook (sic) 120 miles each, 28 dismissed at Albany 140 miles each, & 4 dismissed at Saratoga 176 miles each, at 1 penny per mile, dated Norwich, November 1777.

Miles : 140

Amount : : £11 – 8


[Images of these documents were scanned from his Compiled Service Record : jacket-envelope, card1, card2.]


State of New York, Franklin County } ...Ebenezer Webb of the Town of Malone in the County of Franklin in the State of New York, aged seventy-five years, being duly sworn in deposes and says that he knows Christopher Webb of the Town of Cazenovia, in the County of Madison & State of New York – that the said Christopher is a brother of that deponents – that as this deponent has been told and verily believes, the said Christopher was born in Windham in the State of Connecticut in the year 1755 and that the said Christopher shortly after Lexington Battle, in the year 1775 joined as a volunteer soldier, a company of Militia raised in a place then called Hanover in the State of Connecticut to go to Boston, Massachusetts to serve against the common enemy, and verily believes that he went there, as he was absent from home a number of weeks, before he returned, but how long he served at that time, the deponent does not know – that in the summer of the same year 1775 – the said Christopher enlisted into a company of Connecticut troops in a Regiment commanded by Col. Jebediah Huntington, and came to Roxbury, Massachusetts, where this deponent saw him frequently, as the deponent was then a soldier stationed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and knows that the said Christopher, served against the common enemy at that time, five months, and after being honorably discharged returned home to Connecticut in company with the deponent. – And that, in the following year 1776, as the deponent then understood, and now verily believes (while this deponent was in the service of his country at Ticonderoga in the State of New York) the said Christopher enlisted or volunteered into a Regiment of Connecticut troops, but what regiment this deponent does not now recollect, and was marched to White Plains in the State of New York to serve against the common enemy but how long he served at that time this deponent cannot say -. And further that in the winter of 1776 & 1777 this deponent well remembers, that said Christopher entered as volunteer into a Regiment of Connecticut Troops to go to Providence in the State of Rhode Island to serve against the common enemy when the British lay at Newport, and verily believes that he went there as the deponent learned at the time and never heard it contradicted, but how long he served at that time the deponent does not know. And this deponent further states that in the summer of 1777, this deponent was knowing to the said Christopher enlisting or entering into a Regiment of Militia raised in New London County Commanded by Colo. Lattimer as a substitute for Daniel Cutler, a Sergeant in said Regiment for the term of two months to go to Saratoga to serve against the common enemy, and verily believes, as he understood at the time that the said Christopher went to Saratoga, and was present and assisted at the capture of General Burgoyne and his army.

Subscribed and sworn to before me August 22nd 1832 – Benjamin Clark, Justice of the Peace } Ebenezer Webb


[Images of this document available here: deposition page one (large jpeg) (low-res jpeg); deposition page 2 (large jpeg) (low-res jpeg).]

[His pension file also contained documents, written by an agent of the governing Administration, summarizing his service : summary page1, summary page2.]


Captain Clayton Webb : Adam’s Regiment Ohio Militia (War of 1812)


Captain Clement C. Webb : 13th Regiment Michigan Infantry, was mortally wounded 31 December 1862 in the following described engagement at Stones River, Tennessee, “We reformed again about 150 yards to the rear of the second position, and being opportunely supported by the gallant 51st Illinois infantry, we made a dashing charge with the bayonet, broke and routed the rebel line, recaptured the two guns, took 150 prisoners, getting possession of the Murfreesboro’ pike. On this field, the 13th lost Captain Clement C. Webb.” They had been detailed to guard the 6th Independent Battery of Ohio Light Artillery by verbal order of General Rosecrans.


Clement, aged 30 years, a resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan enlisted 3 October 1861 to Company E, 13th Regiment Michigan Infantry. He was commissioned as Captain of Company E, 17 January 1862. He was wounded during the action at Stones River, Tennessee and died of those wounds 15 February 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


Clement Carroll Webb married Clarissa J. Burchard 8 June 1859 in Hill County, Michigan. He was a lawyer; soon after being admitted to the bar he joined the 13th Reg’t. ‘He was a brave soldier and died of his wounds in the hospital at Murfreesboro, Feb 14. 1863.’ His widow, Clarissa, applied for a pension 19 May 1863 (widow21951/9141); as did his child, J. Tillotson on 24 July 1865 (minor101958/72623).


Sergeant Constant Webb : (Revolutionary War)


Musician Curtis Webb : 2nd Regiment (Sanford’s) Connecticut State Troops (War of 1812)


Private Curtis Webb : His name listed as Curtice; aged 32 years, born Seabrook, Connecticut, was described as standing 5’ 10½” tall, with blue eyes, black hair and a dark complexion, and was by occupation a cooper when he enlisted 3 July 1813 for a term of five years. He was assigned to Captain Cuyler’s Company, 6th Regiment United States Infantry (regulars). Assignments : Lieutenant Barrett’s Company, August thru 30 September 1813, listed as absent on command; Lieutenant Curtis’ Detachment, dated 31 December 1813, listed as present; Lieutenant C. Webb’s detachment, dated 22 February 1814, listed as present. Discharged from Captain R. B. Cuyler’s Company at Greenbush, 13 June 1815 by reason of a surgeon’s certificate, issued because of a ‘nervous affliction and confirmed lameness of left side’.


He received a pension on account of his disability and later applied for and received a bounty land warrant (9563) on 4 February 1818 for 160 acres in Section 31 of Township 2 South Range 6 East in Adam’s County, Illinois.




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