Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 4

Estimates are that 92,000 American and French troops fought 314,000 British troops, Hessian mercenaries and loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. Of that number 25,000 Americans died in the war and an estimated 25,000 more were wounded.

Their stories were told in America’s newspapers – especially in the veterans’ obituaries.

Illustration: “Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany,” by Frederick Coffay Yohn. Although wounded, General Nicholas Herkimer rallies the Tryon County militia at the Battle of Oriskany on 6 August 1777.
Illustration: “Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany,” by Frederick Coffay Yohn. Although wounded, General Nicholas Herkimer rallies the Tryon County militia at the Battle of Oriskany on 6 August 1777. Credit: the public library of Utica, New York; Wikimedia Commons.

Here are just some of their stories that you can find in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives. We’ve included the name of the newspaper and the exact page where you can find an article about that veteran.

Camp, Phineas (1744-1843)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), 17 August 1843, page 3

Campbell, Samuel (1738-1824)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Observer (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 4 October 1824, page 160

Campbell, Samuel (1738-1824)
New Hampshire, New York
Battles fought in: Oriskany
Statesman (New York, New York), 24 September 1824, page 4

Carpenter, Thomas (1762-1838)
New York
New York American for the Country (New York, New York), 1 May 1838, page 4

Caswell, Joseph (1755-1846)
New Hampshire
Republican Farmer (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 3 March 1846, page 2

Cavenaugh, Patrick (1739-1829)
Pennsylvania
Washington Review and Examiner (Washington, Pennsylvania), 11 April 1829, page 3

Chandler, Samuel (-1852)
South Carolina
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 2 March 1852, page 1

Chapman, John (1753-1829)
Massachusetts
Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 22 May 1829, page 3

Chellis, Christopher (1758-1842)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), 5 May 1842, page 3

Church, Joshua (1770-1840)
Vermont
Bellows Falls Gazette (Bellows Falls, Vermont), 15 August 1840, page 3

Clark, Watris (1740-1820)
New Hampshire
Spooner’s Vermont Journal (Windsor, Vermont), 28 February 1820, page 3

Clifford, John (1748-1842)
New Jersey
Battles fought in: Monmouth, Long Island and White Plains
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), 25 August 1842, page 3

Cobleigh, Eleazer (1753-1847)
New Hampshire, Vermont
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill and Trenton
Trumpet and Universalist Magazine (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 July 1847, page 3

Cochran, Matthew (about 1744-1844)
Georgia
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 12 November 1844, page 2
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 19 November 1844, page 2

Coddington, Robert (1760-1833)
New Jersey, New York
Christian Intelligencer (Portland, Maine), 31 August 1833, page 5
Commercial Advertiser (New York, New York), 22 August 1833, page 2
Emporium and True American (Trenton, New Jersey), 24 August 1833, page 3
Spectator (New York, New York), 26 August 1833, page 1

Cogswell, Rufus (1756-1856)
Massachusetts
Weekly Harold (New York, New York), 5 July 1856, page 213

Cole, George (1759-1828)
Maryland, Rhode Island
Battles fought in: Brandywine and Germantown
Baltimore Patriot (Baltimore, Maryland), 23 August 1828, page 2

Collins, James Potter (1763-1840)
Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Battles fought in: King’s Mountain
State Times Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 12 July 1961, page 3C

Conradt, Peter (1756-1841)
New York
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 3 August 1841, page 2

Costa, Andrew (1762-1853)
New York
New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), 16 February 1853, page 2

Courtlandt, Philip Van (1749-1831)
New York
Battles fought in: Stillwater and Bemis Heights
Albany Argus (Albany, New York), 15 November 1831, page 1

Cowles, Ezekiel (1756-1850)
Connecticut
Times (Hartford, Connecticut), 24 August 1850, page 3

Craig, Isaac (1742-1826)
Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Battles fought in: Germantown, Princeton, Trenton and Brandywine
Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, Maryland), 27 May 1826, page 2
Daily National Journal (Washington, D.C.), 3 June 1826, page 3
National Journal (Washington, D.C.), 3 June 1826, page 3
Southern Patriot (Charleston, South Carolina), 9 June 1826, page 2

Craigue, William (1756-1848)
New York
Battles fought in: Yorktown
St. Albans Messenger (St. Albans, Vermont), 9 February 1848, page 1

Croghan, William (1752-1822)
New York
Evening Post (New York, New York), 9 October 1822, page 2
National Advocate (New York, New York), 10 October 1822, page 2

Daggett, Henry (1757-1843)
Connecticut
Centinel of Freedom (Newark, New Jersey), 25 July 1843, page 2

Dales Denier, Lewis Frederick (1751-1837)
New Hampshire
Salem Gazette (Salem, Massachusetts), 3 March 1837, page 2

Davie, William R. (-1820)
Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina
Boston Intelligencer (Boston, Massachusetts), 2 December 1820, page 2
Hallowell Gazette (Hallowell, Maine), 13 December 1820, page 4

Davis, Daniel (1750-1851)
Idaho
Madison Daily Banner (Madison, Indiana), 24 February 1851, page 3

Davis, Hugh (1756-1843)
Virginia
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 1 March 1843, page 3

Delano, Amaziah (1758-1850)
Maine
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill
Portland Weekly Advertiser (Portland, Maine), 26 November 1850, page 1

Dismukes, John (1725-1818)
Georgia
Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 7 April 1818, page 3

Dodge, Henry (1760-1821)
New York, Quebec
Battles fought in: Quebec
Albany Gazette (Albany, New York), 2 January 1821, page 3

Draper, James (1755-1843)
Georgia, Virginia
Battles fought in: Guilford Courthouse
Albany Evening Journal (Albany, New York), 25 August 1843, page 2
Daily Atlas (Boston, Massachusetts), 26 August 1843, page 2
Globe (Washington, D.C.), 24 August 1843, page 3

Drinkwater, Samuel (1761-1853)
Massachusetts
Norfolk Advertiser (Dedham, Massachusetts), 2 August 1834, page 3

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