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Morgan, Daniel

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

Nationality: American
Categories: General, Politician

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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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