Keith Wallace said,
on February 9th, 2018 at 11:28 am
My ancestor Hugh Wallace was injured in the Battle of Brandywine. He was a sergeant in the 6th Virginia Regiment under Captain James Johnstone. Hugh Wallace enlisted for the term of two years on the 14th day of February 1776 in Lunenburg County. His petition resolution states:
“Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, That the petition of Hugh Wallace, a serjeant in the sixth
Virginia regiment, who lost one of his legs in the battle at Brandywine, is reasonable; and that the petitioner ought
to be allowed the sum of 30l. for his present relief, and a farther allowance of full pay, as a serjeant, during life, and
that the same ought to be charged in the account of this Commonwealth, against the United States of America.”
Source: Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia; circa 1777 reprinted in 1827.