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- 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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- 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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