The Resource LOCATED IN OVERSIZE, BOX 9

LOCATED IN OVERSIZE, BOX 9

Label
1776 June 19
Inclusive dates
1776 June 19
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Commission, 19 June 1776, for John Nelson (1748-1827) as captain of the Sixth Troop, 1st Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons. Signed by Patrick Henry
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Biographical or historical data
John Nelson was commissioned captain of the 6th Troop of the 1st Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons, also known unofficially as Bland's Horse, 1st Legionary Corps, on 19 June 1776. He served as 6th Troop's captain until November 1776, when he became captain of the regiment's 3rd Troop. He resigned in February 1777. In 1779, Nelson became major of a newly organized Virginia regiment of cavalry. He died on 18 February 1827.
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Vi
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Commission
Label
LOCATED IN OVERSIZE, BOX 9
Note
LOCATED IN OVERSIZE, BOX 9
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
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000493276
Type of unit
p.

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