Revolutionary War Soldiers

revolutionary war

The following list of soldiers enumerated in Perry County, Indiana

JOHN ADAMS enlisted at the age of 13 in the New Jersey Militia. He served under Captain John Parker.

THOMAS GREEN ALVEY served in the 3rd Maryland Regiment for three years. He has in the Battle of Monmouth, Storming of Stoney Point and Paramus. In the last battle he was wounded in the side with a bayonet and three of his fingers were shot off. He was also wounded in the left arm by buckshot.

RICHARD AVIT served from Pennsylvania in both the army and navy for three years. He was aboard the ship Alfred, the first American ship to fly the American flag. He was in the battles of Brandywine, White Plains and Germantown.

ROBERT AXTON served from the state of North Carolina.

THOMAS BOLIN served as a substitute for 18 months in the North Carolina Militia. Served at Charleston Bay and James Island and at the General Nathanael Greene encampment in South Carolina.

TERRENCE CONNOR served in the 11th Virginia Regiment also known as Morgan’s Rifles. His tombstone states he was a patriot and a soldier of the Revolutionary. War. An associate of Washington and Lafayette, he was in the Battles of Brandywine, Monmouth and Stoney Point. It was said of this Regiment “It fought everywhere and surrendered nowhere.”

THOMAS CUMMINGS served in the 2nd Virginia Regiment under Captain John Lewis.

GEORGE EWING was an officer from the New Jersey Line serving as an Ensign. He served his first year in the 5th Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st establishment of the Continental troops. He re-enlisted in 1776 and was a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the New Jersey militia. He was commissioned Ensign in 1777 and served in the 7th Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd establishment of the New Jersey line. He was in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge and with Montgomery at the ill fated expedition at Quebec. George Ewing had a journal that was passed down from generation to generation and tells first hand of what life was like for our Revolutionary soldiers.

DAVID HARDY served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment. He was in the Battles of Long Island and Fort Washington where he was taken prisoner when it surrendered to the British. After his term expired, he made his escape and he enlisted a 2nd time at New Haven¸ Connecticut.

ABRAHAM HILEY was a part of the Continental Line and first served in the 1st Regiment of Rifle Militia then served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Rifle Militia He served under general Washington Was in the battles of Germantown, White Plains, Trenton, Camden, and Eutaw Springs where he was wounded and at the Valley Forge encampment. He crossed the Delaware with General George Washington. He also marched to join the army commanded by George Rogers Clark at the Falls of the Ohio where he was captured and taken prisoner by the Indians for 3 years and 10 months.

JAMES JAMISON served in the Pennsylvania Militia under Captain Robert Campbell of Col. Thomas Porter’s Battalion. His name appears in the Pennsylvania archives and Revolutionary Soldiers buried In Indiana.

JACOB KEPLER served in the Pennsylvania Militia. He was at the encampment of Valley Forge and told his family how he had seen General George Washington kneeling in the snow and praying for his soldiers. He was captured by the British and released to the army in New York in 1781.

PETER KINDER served under General George Rogers Clark and Col. Benjamin Logan in their expedition against the Indians.

JOHN LAMB served in the Second New York Regiment of the continental troops for 9 months under Col. Philip van Cortland. In 1779 he re-enlisted for 3 years, serving in the New York 14th Regiment under Col. Peter Yates.

JAMES LANMAN served in the 1st South Carolina Rifle Militia for one year. He re-enlisted a second time in the Company of William Butler as an Orderly Sergeant in the 1st Regiment Horse Troop of North Carolina for two years. He was in the battles of Silver Creek, Guilford and Eutaw Springs where he was wounded.

LEMUEL MALLORY served in the Connecticut Regiment under John Yates for 9 months. He re-enlisted a second time serving in General Stark’s Brigade. He stated that he was present at the execution of Major John André, the spymaster who conspired with Benedict Arnold. He was discharged in 1780 and volunteered a third time going to New Haven and Fairfield when they were attacked by British forces.

ALEXANDER MILLER served in the Pennsylvania 2nd Battalion of the 4th Company under Captain William Fife.

SAMUEL PARKS enlisted in 1778 in Dutchess County, New York under Silas Jarman, guarding the frontier. Later served under Captain James Talmadge’s Company of the New York Regiment.

THOMAS RHODES served in the American army as a substitute and was in the Battles of Guilford, Eutaw Springs and a skirmish outside of Camden, under Major Ridley and Captain Bell of Washington County, Virginia.

BENJAMIN ROSECRANS enlisted in the state of New Jersey in the 7th Regiment commanded by Col. Morgan of Virginia in the line of the Continental Establishment. He was in the Battles of Short Hills on Long Island, White Plains, Princeton, Trenton and Red Banks. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

JACOB SHAVER served in the Pennsylvania 8th Regiment Infantry, commanded by Colonel McCoy. In his wife’s testament after his death we learn that he was in the Battles of Stoney Point and several battles in the state of New York. His wife, Nancy Allen was the cousin of General Ethan Allen.

SILAS TAYLOR came to America with the British troops but, deserted and joined the Colonial forces. He served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Battalion. He was at Valley Forge and fought in the Battles of Germantown, Chestnut Hill and Little York. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

JOHN TERRY served in the 14th Company of Virginia.

GRAVES WAPSHOTT paid a substitute in 1779 for his service in Virginia. In 1780 he was drafted and entered his service under Col. George Rogers Clark. He participated in a battle in Ohio and fought in several Indian attacks. He was made Orderly Sergeant in 1782.

JACOB WEATHERHOLT served in the 9th and 13th Continental Line of Virginia. He re-enlisted in 1781 due to the Indian uprising. His most notable service was in the Indiana battle known as Crawford’s Defeat, also called the Sandusky Expedition because they went through the Sandusky River, destroying the Indian towns.

NICHOLAS WEST served in the Virginia Light Horse Regiment under Col. John Bell for 3 years. He was in the Battles of Stoney Point, White Horse, St. James River and the taking of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also guarded prisoners at Yorktown and helped move them to the Winchester Barracks in Virginia.

ISAAC WILCOX served in the New York Militia under Captain Wood and Col. Paulding. He was a member of a scouting party in the New York and New Jersey Line to guard against Indian attacks. He participated in several marches through the wilderness to prevent Indian uprisings.

JOHN WINCHELL served in the 4th Company of the 2nd Regiment of the New York Line as a Corporal under the command of Capt. Pell and Col. Philip van Cortland.

JEREMIAH YORK served in the 8th Regiment of Pennsylvania in the Continental Line under Captain Springer as a substitute. His disposition stated he was in no battles but was stationed at Fort Pitt now known as Pittsburgh.