Archibald Short Revolutionary War Pension Application



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Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War

J. T. McAllister

Powhatan, Aug. 15, 1832. Born in Chesterfield, in December, 1758. Took oath in 1776. About 1777 enlisted as regular for three years under Capt. Francis Smith, a recruiting officer of the First Regiment. After a few weeks procured a substitute. About June, 1780, substituted for Samuel Short, of Chesterfield, under Capt. Archibald Walthall. Waited at Randolph's Mill till the militia from Caroline, Hanover, and Henrico came up. Col. Faulkner led the regiment to Hillsboro, where it lay till the Virginia and North Carolina militia assembled. After Gen. Gates arrived, the army proceeded to near Camden, where it was defeated, but rallied at Salisbury. Affiant was in hospital there about a month and discharged for ill health, not reaching home for about two months more. A third tour was to guard the ferries at Westham and Tuckahoe. A fourth tour of about five weeks was under Capt. David Patterson. Was discharged before the battle of Guilford under same captain he served at siege of Yorktown, and then guarded prisoners, under Capt. Spencer, of Charlotte. Total service, about two years.










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