Brizendine, Reuben

Pension Application

BRIZENDINE., Reuben. S.6754.

3 Sept, 1832, Charlotte Co., Va. Reubin Brizendine of said county aged 70 or 71, declares he entered service 22 March 1781, for eighteen months and marched from Essex County under William Wyatt to Chesterfield Barracks then commanded by Capt. Kilpatrick. Lt. Robert Craddock from Amelia County served with him the eighteen months. His company with others of Capt. Scott., Capt. Gambling, Capt. Parker, Capt. Martin and Capt. Moss were attached to Col. Harris’ detachment. From Chesterfield Barracks they were forced to retreat to Cartersville on James Rivers then to Richmond, stayed a few days and then to Pointy Fork on James River under Gen. Steuben, then to North River in Fluvanna Co. Va, at old Mr, Ross’s, then to Halifax County where they were ordered by an express from Gen. Washington to march to old Williamsburg and then to Springfield about three miles below that place. Gen. Washington came to their camp and viewed the army and they were ordered to close in upon Little York. They remained after Cornwallis surrendered until the prisoners were marched off by the militia. They then marched back to Williamsburg, stayed a few days and marched to New Castle on Pamunkey River, then to Cumberland Barracks under Col. Febiger, Maj. Finly and Maj. Willis and wintered there. From Cumberland Barracks they marched under Col. Posey to Georgia to Ebenezer on Savannah River. Gen. Wayne took command and they marched to Widow Gibbins’ five miles from Savannah. They had a battle with the Indians at which Gen, Wayne had his horse shot from under him, That night they killed an Indian chief named Sego. From there they marched to Gen. Greene’s army to Ashby Hill, S.C. and then marched in front of Greene’s army to a small branch and stayed there until the eighteen months had expired. They marched back to Cumberland Barracks and were discharged by Gen. Scott.

John Davis.. Benjamin Roddy.. Benjamin Fisher,, Thomas Clark, James Brown and Jeremiah Moody of Essex County served the whole eighteen months with him.

Reuben Brizendine of Charlotte Co., Va,, private in the regiment of Col. Harris in the Virginia line for eighteen months from 1781, was placed on the Virginia pension roll at $60 per annum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 2835 was issued 7 Dec, 1832.

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