The Resource Letter and testimony of Charles Ewell, 1825 Feb. 1
- Letter and testimony of Charles Ewell, 1825 Feb. 1
- Inclusive dates
- 1825 Feb. 1
- Gibson, George, 1747-1791
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
- State government records -- Virginia
- Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
- Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
- Ewell, Charles
- Letters (correspondence)
- Contains a letter from Charles Ewell, Richmond, to William B. Page, Senate, regarding his answers to questions concerning officer's command of the militia and regular army. Also includes testimony of Charles Ewell before a Committee of the Senate certifying that he served as captain of the 1st Virginia State Regiment under Col. George Gibson. Ewell notes that the two regiments commanded by Col. Gibson and Brent were reduced and commanded by Baron von Steuben. In addition, Ewell states that he was called upon by Governor Jefferson to take command as Town Major in Richmond and also as Commissioner of Prisoners by General La Fayette in 1781. Finally, Ewell writes that the two state regiments were consolidated after the siege of York and commanded by Lt. Col. Charles Dabney
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- Biographical or historical data
- Charles Ewell was born in 1760 in Prince William County. He enlisted at the age fifteen in an independent company raised during the Revolutionary War. Ewell served as lieutenant of the 1st Virginia State Regiment and was promoted to captain in 1778. In 1781, Ewell served as town major for the city of Richmond and was appointed Commissary of Stores by the Marquis de Lafayette. He petitioned the General Assembly in 1824 for half pay for his services during the Revolution. Ewell married Maria D. Craik (maiden name Dorcas) in Alexandria on 1 October 1818 and had six children including John, Maria V., Joseph D., Edwin, Lucy, and Sarah A. Naylor. Charles Ewell died on the 1st day of April 1830 in McCracken County, Kentucky.
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- Citation source
- Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
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