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Soldier surnames starting with the letter D.

Dimon, David

Meg Berthold says:
July 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm Edit

According to the “Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution” Lt. Col. David Dimon was there from the 6th Connecticut regiment. I am a member of that present day re-enacting regiment; I don’t know who else from the 6th may have been there, (as we are in the process of trying to re-construct the history of our regiment,) or if the 6th CT was there as an entity or possibly had detached one or more companies. One of our Sgts. is doing research in that area, and may make other discoveries as well which would be forwarded to you. The entry on Dimon in the aforementioned book reads as follows:
“Dimon, David (Conn.) Captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 1775; Capt. 5th Connecticut, 1st May to December 1775; Brigade-Major to General Wooster, 13th June to 18th September, 1775, and to General Schuyler 18th September 1775 to December 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel 6th Connecticut, 1st January 1777; died 18th September, 1777, of wounds received at Brandywine, 11th September, 1777.”

Dempsey, John

Bobby J. Cline said,

on January 21st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

My 5th great grandfather, John Dempsey, was assigned to the 11th Virginia Regiment and my 6th great grandfather, Peter Cline, was assigned to the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line during the Battle of Brandywine Creek.

Davis, Walter

Walter and his wife moved from Virginia to Ohio. He is honored there, in Jackson Co., Ohio, as Revolutionary War soldier.

My 5th great-grandfather, Walter Davis, fought in the Rev. War. I have all his war records and pension records.

Private WALTER DAVIS enlisted December 10, 1776 in the 10th Continental Regiment which was part of the 3rd Brigade’ (He was born in Virginia in 1754)

Jan- Dec 1777 He was with Captain Thomas West’s 10th Continental Virginia under Col. Edward Stevens

The 10th fought as part of Weedon’s 3rd Brigade under Nathaniel Greene’s division of Left Wing Continentals.

They fought in the Battle of Brandywine (just west of Philadelphia) on September 11, 1777 and also in the Battle of Germantown (just north of Philadelphia) on October 4, 1777.

Jan- March 1778 He was with Captain Thomas Wests’ 10th Virginia under Major Samuel Hawes

June 1778 He was with Captain Thomas West’s 10th Virginia under Captain John Green at Valley Forge

July- Sept 1778 He was with 10th Virginia at White Plains, NY. Sick in September

October 1778 He was with Captain James Williams 6th Virginia under Col. William Russell

Nov -Dec 1778 He was still with 6th Virginia under James Williams

On June 28th, 1778 George Washington and his army attacked British forces at Monmouth, New Jersey. Weedon’s Brigade fought as one of the 14 brigades in the main Army. After the Battle of Monmouth they moved on to White Plains, NY. where the 10th Virginia became part of the 6th Virginia on September 28, 1778.

Jan-March1779 He was with Captain James Williams 6th Virginia commanded by Col. John Greene at Camp Middlebrook

On 30 day furlough until April then transferred to a different unit.

April 1779 He was with Lt. Thomas Pearson’s 6th Virginia, commanded by Col. John Greene at Camp Middlebrook

May – Sept 1779 He re-enlisted for duration of the War. Now with Captain Nathan Lamme’s 6th Virginia – commanded by Col. John Greene at Smith’s Clove . Sick at Middlebrooke May to June

Oct-Nov 1779 Lamme’s 6th Virginia – Camp Haverstraw

December 1779 Lamme’s 6th Virginia, – Camp Morristown, NJ

-Betty Larsen Berentson

Drake, Cornelius

Cornelius Drake was born 20 Oct 1754, New Jersey, and died in 1839, Webster, Monroe County, New York. He is buried in West Webster Cemetery, Webster, Monroe County, New York.

Military record: enlisted 1776, Private, Continental Regular Army, Gen. Maxwell’s Jersey Brigade, 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Capt. Dickerson’s Co., Capt. Ballard’s Co., discharged 1783, Sergeant. Pension application papers list Brandywine as one of the many battles he was in. He is on the Valley Forge Roster.

Joyce Bucci

DeWees, Samuel

In my family research I have found a Samuel DeWees who was enlisted by his father at 15 and was a fifer and witnessed the Battle Brandywine. He was a servant to Col. Humpton.

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