Joseph Barbier musician, Lux. Corps
Paul Francois Buissin musician, Lux. Corps
Jean Francois Degut musician, Lux.
Louis DeServeta musician, Lux. Corps
Andre Desnoyers musician, Lux. Corps
Jacques LeDuc musician
Jean Stimbaur musician, Lux Corps
Francois Pierre Watt musician, Lux. Corps
There are eight men listed here. This writer thinks that the reason for Dr. Lewis only counting seven of these musicians is that the man listed third from the bottom - Jacques LeDuc - is only listed as being a "French musician" and not associated any further with the "Volontaires du Luxembourg". This latter association is indicated for the other men on the roster by the entry "Lux." or "Lux. Corps" after their earlier entry of "musician" on the roster. This writer feels that since the musicians all were on board the frigate when it left the Texel on August 4, 1781, and since Jacques LeDuc has "French musician" entered after his name in the roster, it is safe to assume that he was associated with the "Volontaires du Luxembourg". There is no other indication and citation concerning any other musicians boarding the vessel at any other point in its voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, though this is not entirely impossible.
When the frigate South Carolina moored in the harbor of St. Croix, Tenerife, Canary Islands on November 4, 1781, she began to lose individual men. Some of these losses were due to sicknesses that they had contracted while on board the frigate. Other were of a more personal or punitive nature, as with a few of the officers of the "Volontaires du Luxembourg". Some, though, were through desertions, as this was the last chance on that side of the Atlantic Ocean fro a man to desert and reach home with relative ease. According to Dr. Lewis's work, Neptune's Militia, page 47, "St. Croix also provided another opportunity for desertion, and Gillon lost most of his musicians from the Luxembourg marines there." This seems to be confirmed in a letter that passed between two Spanish officials in St. Croix on December 26, 1781 that addressed this issue.