The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This
After the termination of the Revolutionary War, the hardy settlers of the west had still a contest to maintain, which often threatened their extermination. The Indian tribes of the west refused to bury the hatchet when Great Britain withdrew her armies, and they continued their terrible devastation. The vicinity of the Ohio River, especially, was the scene of their operations.
A return of the rank and occurrences that have happened to the Officers of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment from 8 Nov, 1776 to 1 Jan, 1780. Name Rank From what time to what time Remarks Alex Scammell 2nd Lieut 8 Nov 1776 – 1 Jan 1780 Henry Dearborn promoted to Major Lieut Col 8
Attucks, Crispus, An Indian-negro half-blood of Framingham, Mass., near Boston, noted as the leader and first person slain in the Boston massacre of Mar. 5, 1770, the first hostile encounter between the Americans and the British troops, and therefore regarded by historians as the opening fight of the great Revolutionary struggle. In consequence of the
War had now raged between the mother country and her colonies of North America for more than three years. It had become fierce and sanguinary along the Atlantic. But the people of West Florida, whose government was composed chiefly of military dependencies, had hitherto enjoyed peace. They were mostly loyal subjects of the King. But
Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers: Being a list of names, compiled from authentic sources, of soldiers of the American Revolution, who resided in the state of Alabama.
BACON, RICHARD, aged 73, and a resident of Madison County; private and commissary Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on December 31, 1832, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $73.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. BAGWELL, FREDERICK, a
ADAMS, BRYANT, a resident of Montgomery County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 26, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; transferred to North Carolina, letter August 29, 1836.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. AGNEW, GEORGE, a resident of Lauderdale County;
CADENHEAD, JAMES, Sen., aged 98, resided in Pike County, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. CAFFEY, JOHN. The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, August 28, 1826, contains the obituary of John Caffey : “Died, at his plantation, in the vicinity of Montgomery, on Saturday, the 19th, inst. (Aug. 19, 1826), of bilious fever, Mr. John
DAILY, OWEN, aged 76, resided in Monroe County, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. DARBY, BENJAMIN, aged 86, and a resident of Clarke County; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on April 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $38.32; sums received