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Re: Wills of Nash County-1776-1872
Posted by: Willie F. Jones (ID *****0101) Date: October 26, 2008 at 20:16:28
In Reply to: Re: Wills of Nash County-1776-1872 by Joseph Strreckfuss of 958

Mr. Strreckfuss,
My 4th great grandfather and his two brothers lived in Halifax and Franklin Counties. One eventually moved to Nash Co. All three fought in the Revolutionary War. They signed up on three month terms of service. One was mustered into service and fought at the "Battle of Guilford County" where they inflicted serious damage but yet were defeated. He returned home along with others drom that area and several weeks later was recalled for three additional months were they left for Charleston, S.C. but got as far as Wilmington before receiving a change of orders to halt. They bilovaced in Wilminton area until their time was up and returned home.
The other two brothers on their enlistment were sent to
Charleston to fight. When they got to Charleston the Bristish had left by sea so they marched to Augusta picking up reinforcments along the way. The Bristish occupied Augusta and upon hearing of a large American militia approaching fled along a river with the American troops on their heels. They crossed over the river at a bridge and burnt it behind them stopping the American advancement. The American Militia would camp in that area for several days in kind of a disarrayed order that they were caught off guard when the Bristish had found a narrow shallow place in the river to recross and attack the unsuspecting American militia who fled into South Carolina and to a town where another American Militia was encamped who was actually heading to Augusta to help with the attack that happened before they got there. My grandfather said by that time most of the men form Franklin, Nash and Halifax County had been in service longer than their three month re-enlistment and signed on for additional time. By the time these men marched to Statesville, N.C., their time had expired and they were released to return home.
I am not saying your grandfather was in either skirmish but men from the three counties above were in them and I thought you might would like to research the "Battle of Guilford Courthouse and the Battle of Augusta" to see if your kin were involved.
Hope this can be of help to you.
Bill Jones

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