Revolutionary War hero General Horatio Gates (1728–1806), was painted long after he led his troops to victory at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Although his military career was turbulent, the English-born Gates is represented in the uniform of a brigadier general, decorated with the medal that Congress ordered struck to commemorate his triumph at Saratoga.
Better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who disguised as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. She is one of a small number of women with a documented record of military combat experience in that war.
Col. Edward Jackson was the paternal Grandfather to Stonewall Jackson and Edward Jackson served Randolph County, Virginia as Surveyor; Justice; State Legislator; Captain and Colonel of the Militia, 1787; Commissioner of the Revenue, 1791; High Sheriff, 1792. He also served as a Justice in Harrison County, Virginia
Horatio Gates (1727-1806) was an American brigadier general during the Revolutionary War. Born in England, he served in the British army. He later settled in Virginia and joined the American army. General Gates defeated British General Burgoyne in 1777 at the Battle of Saratoga, New York. He was said to have been involved in a conspiracy to replace General Washington, but his part was never determined. Congress in 1780 gave him command of the southern army where he lost the Battle of Camden.
Original Caption: Miner Spreads His Lunch Out on a Bench in the Shower and Time Card Room of the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #3 near Richlands, Virginia. He Hauls Equipments Into the Mine During His Work Shift 04/1974 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13864 Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929- Subjects: Richlands (Tazewell county, Virginia, United States) inhabited place Environmental Protection Agency Project DOCUMERICA Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.g...
Nathanael Greene,Revolutionary War American Major General, was born August 7, 1742. He is remembered for his successful military command in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War that forced British General Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas and relocate to Virginia.
Mrs. Lydia Graham shared her reminiscences with a reporter for the West Virginia Review in 1934, when she was 96 and the sole remaining widow of a War of 1812 veteran. She was born during Van Buren’s administration, near the place where she spent her last years.