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.