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Soldier surnames starting with the letter C.

Chester, John

According to his pension application, my ancestor: John Chester of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Josiah Harmer or Harman. John Chester was in a company commanded by Jacob Humphrey.

Rick Proffitt

Carter, Joseph

Carter, Joseph — Private, 11th VA Regt. Joseph was my g-g-g-g-grandfather, born 04 Sept. 1736, Fauquier Co., VA; died Jan 1809, Russell Co., VA. I have no documentation or references specifically stating that Joseph was at Brandywine, but DAR application record copies (#s 771445 and 704716 ) indicate that he served in Lt. Col. John Cropper’s unit. During the relevant period, I believe Lt. Col. Cropper was in command of the 11th VA. So, at a minimum, Joseph Carter’s unit was present. However, I have not been able to confirm Joseph’s dates of service in the 11th VA. I am now in the process of attempting to establish Joseph’s presence at Valley Forge.

Andrew R. Mylott
Westport, CT

Carrel, George

George Carrel was in the regiment of Colonel Gumby of the Maryland line for the term of 3 years. Pension record 8230. Enlisted Dec 6, 1776 and joined the company commanded by Capt Williams afterwards commanded by Capt Jonathan Morris and in the regiment commanded by John Gumby in the Maryland Line and served as a private soldier 3 years against the common enemy under the Continental establishment. Regularlry discharged. Local histories mentioned that he was a survivor at the battle of Brandywine. I am his gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandaughter, my mother being Mary A Carrel Smith. I had the priviledge to visit the battlefield last October. What a thrill to be where he had been 222 years earlier. I have also visited the place where he is buried in Jackson twp, Morgan Co Ohio. His son came here to Illinois about 1850.

Nancy Smith Caton

Cameron, John Canady

John Canady Cameron was a private in the Continental Army and was wounded in the battle of Brandywine. John Canady Cameron was a brother to Simon Cameron who was a U.S. Senator and Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln.

Wilma Bradley

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