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Re: Charles Porterfield 1750-1780 Rev. War hero
Posted by: Connie Date: October 18, 2001 at 20:41:25
In Reply to: Charles Porterfield 1750-1780 Rev. War hero by Ron Harper of 798

Here are some sources I have identified, but I have yet to locate/review them.

He kept a journal from July 3 to July 23, 1776 while a prisoner in Quebec which was published in “The magazine for American History” April 1889 and in the “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography” for October 1901 1. The entire journal was published in 1902 and is contained in Volume VI of the Southern Historical Association 1.

His participation is outlined in Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington and numerous other historical publications

Also just FYI1. The U.S Congress on the 14th of October, 1780, passed the following resolution: “Resolved that the thanks of Congress be given to Generals Smallwood and Gist, and to the officers and soldiers of the Delaware lines; the different Corps of artillery; Colonel Porterfield’s and Major Armstrong’s Corp of light infantry, and Colonel Armand’s Cavalry; for their bravery and good conduct, displayed in the action of the 16th of August last year, near Camden, in the State of South Carolina 1.”

I am interested to see what you pull together!


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