Search the Valley Forge Muster Rolls. Look for ancestors who may have served in the Rev War and spent the winter with Washington at Valley Forge. Brothers Simon, George and John Hill fought at battles of Camden, 96, Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs in 2nd Virginia. John and George Hill on the muster Roll at Valley Forge. Grandmother Elizabeth Mahoney b. 1698 Va. f. Dennis Mahoney (1670 - 1740) Stafford Co. Virginia.
Ebos Landing in Dunbar Creek, St. Simons Island, Glynn County Georgia is reportedly haunted by the souls of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide by drowning there in 1803 in protest against slavery in the United States.
So did you know that while serving in the Continental Army, James Monroe crossed the Delaware with George Washington, fought at the Battle of Trenton, and endured the harsh winter at Valley Forge? Among the patriots encamped at Valley Forge were Benedict Arnold, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the future Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.
Blakeley, near Charles Town, West Virginia was built in 1820 by John Augustine Washington II, great-nephew of George Washington & son of John Augustine Washington. It is a contemporary of its neighbor, Claymont Court, built across Bullskin Run by John's brother, Bushrod Corbin Washington. John Washington did not attempt to match the grandeur of Claymont Court, as he was in line to inherit Mount Vernon, & did so in 1829.
After defeating the British at the seige of Boston, George Washington shifted the American army to New York where he expected the British to next attack. The British landing some 32,000 men on Staten Island in July of 1776. Michael and brother Samuel Mahoney were "taken prisoner by the British at Staten Island." "kept at work at the coal mines at Sydney in the island of Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), until the peace."
The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on April 25, 1781, near Camden, South Carolina. A small American army under Nathanael Greene defended a ridge known as Hobkirk's Hill against an attack by an even smaller British force led by Francis Rawdon. After a fierce clash, Greene retreated a few miles, leaving Rawdon's soldiers in possession of the hill.