Hi everyone! I've been working on this for some time. I'd thought I'd share with you what I have so far. This is to the best of what I've been able to piece together from Andrew's War record. Sometimes Andrew made contradictory statements so some information pertaining to the dates may be slightly off. Enjoy.
Revolutionary War Service Chronology of Andrew Swallows:
1777: Spring. Served two months as a substitute in Pennsylvania. Participated in the Battle of Brandywine. He was a Rifleman. His unit was placed on the right wing of the Army on a hill. After the battle marched towards Philadelphia- stopped at Bunker’s Hill until his term expired. During that time Philadelphia was taken by the British.
1778: Second term of Service. Hired for two months as a substitute. Marched down near Philadelphia under Captain Washington’s Army. The British still held Philadelphia.
1779: Third term of Service. He was a Waggoner for one year. Participated in activities in Connecticut and in White Plains, New York. He engaged in hauling ammunition from Reddin, Pennsylvania to the United States Army at White Plains. He saw General Washington frequently. The Officer was Captain Archibald.
1780: Andrew had moved to Virginia in the Spring and volunteered in the Fall. He was in Wythe County. For this forth term of Service, he went with 76 men into the State of North Carolina under Captain Buchannen. His unit was to join General Green but this did not take place. There was an engagement with some Tories in which 17 or 18 Tories were killed and 1 man was killed from Andrew’s unit. The
engagement took place near the Adkin River. Term of Service lasted nine months. He was Waggoner. Andrew also served under a Captain Ward during this enlist-ment. He says he marched with his unit against Indians and guarded the fort on the Clinch River.
1781: Andrew volunteered in February for his Fifth term of Service. Went with Col. Preston with 150 men to Guilford County, North Carolina and joined General Green. Andrew went on a mission with other soldiers to pursue some Tories-and participated in an engagement at Hawes River. Andrew and the other men were afterward pursued by the British.
Compiled by William Nash, descendent
of Andrew Swallows
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