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Morgan, Daniel

Born: 1736 AD
Died: 1802 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General, Politician


Daniel Morgan is a US Federalist politician and general in American Revolution.


1736 - Born 6th of July in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.


1755 - Hired to accompany the Braddock Expedition against Fort Duquesne.


1758 - Joined a company of Virginia rangers as an ensign. While carrying dispatches from Fort Edward to

Winchester, Virginia, his party of only three men was ambushed.


1762 - Returned to work as a teamster and bought a house in Winchester, he set up housekeeping with Abigail Curry.


1763 - Remained active in the local militia, he was a lieutenant preparing forces to resist the Indian uprising known as Pontiac's Rebellion.


1773 - Married Abigail Curry they already had two daughters, Nancy and Betty.


         - He prospered at farming, building a farm of 255 acres (1 km²) near Winchester.


1774 - Went to war again in the action known as Dunmore's War, now as a militia captain.


1775 - Marched them to Boston, Massachusetts in only twenty-one days, arriving on 6 August and led an outstanding group of snipers nicknamed "Morgan's Sharpshooters".


1777 - Rejoined Washington, Morgan was promoted to colonel for his efforts at Quebec.


1778 - Morgan was among the 372 men captured and remained a prisoner.


1780 - Urged to reenter the service by General Gates, but he declined.


         - On 13 October Morgan received his promotion to Brigadier General.


1781 - Morgan briefly joined Lafayette to once more pursue Banastre Tarleton, this time in Virginia, but they were not successful.


1794 - He was briefly recalled to national service, as he led militia units to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.


1797-1799 - Representative from Virginia.


1802 - Daniel Morgan died 6th of July at Saratoga, New York.


1821  - Virginia named a new county - Morgan County - in his honor.





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