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Davis, Walter

Walter and his wife moved from Virginia to Ohio. He is honored there, in Jackson Co., Ohio, as Revolutionary War soldier.

My 5th great-grandfather, Walter Davis, fought in the Rev. War. I have all his war records and pension records.

Private WALTER DAVIS enlisted December 10, 1776 in the 10th Continental Regiment which was part of the 3rd Brigade’ (He was born in Virginia in 1754)

Jan- Dec 1777 He was with Captain Thomas West’s 10th Continental Virginia under Col. Edward Stevens

The 10th fought as part of Weedon’s 3rd Brigade under Nathaniel Greene’s division of Left Wing Continentals.

They fought in the Battle of Brandywine (just west of Philadelphia) on September 11, 1777 and also in the Battle of Germantown (just north of Philadelphia) on October 4, 1777.

Jan- March 1778 He was with Captain Thomas Wests’ 10th Virginia under Major Samuel Hawes

June 1778 He was with Captain Thomas West’s 10th Virginia under Captain John Green at Valley Forge

July- Sept 1778 He was with 10th Virginia at White Plains, NY. Sick in September

October 1778 He was with Captain James Williams 6th Virginia under Col. William Russell

Nov -Dec 1778 He was still with 6th Virginia under James Williams

On June 28th, 1778 George Washington and his army attacked British forces at Monmouth, New Jersey. Weedon’s Brigade fought as one of the 14 brigades in the main Army. After the Battle of Monmouth they moved on to White Plains, NY. where the 10th Virginia became part of the 6th Virginia on September 28, 1778.

Jan-March1779 He was with Captain James Williams 6th Virginia commanded by Col. John Greene at Camp Middlebrook

On 30 day furlough until April then transferred to a different unit.

April 1779 He was with Lt. Thomas Pearson’s 6th Virginia, commanded by Col. John Greene at Camp Middlebrook

May – Sept 1779 He re-enlisted for duration of the War. Now with Captain Nathan Lamme’s 6th Virginia – commanded by Col. John Greene at Smith’s Clove . Sick at Middlebrooke May to June

Oct-Nov 1779 Lamme’s 6th Virginia – Camp Haverstraw

December 1779 Lamme’s 6th Virginia, – Camp Morristown, NJ

-Betty Larsen Berentson

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