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Cape Girardeau County Soldiers

The following list of soldiers who fought on the Colonial side and their information was compiled from the individual pension applications found in the Cape Girardeau County Court Books and the County Clerk’s records available at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center in Jackson, MO.  Further information was gathered from the National Archive’s Revolutionary War Pension Papers and other sources. Only the soldiers living in Cape Girardeau County after having served are listed.

NameRankWhere ServedBattles
Place of Burial

Abernethie, John


Deputy Commissary


Wake County, North Carolina Militia


Boyd, JohnJohn May’s Company & John Bowman’s RegimentExact location unknown, probably northwest of Jackson.  

Brevard, Robert


Private


Rowan County,North Carolina Militia 


Battle of Ramisour’s Mill


Battle of Cowan’s Ford


Battle of Torrence


Jackson City Cemetery

Brock, Uriah


Fifer


1st Artillery Regiment Continental Troops from Virginia


Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Hanging Rock
Siege of 96
Battle of Guilford
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Battle of Camden


Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau

Bull, Thomas


Sergeant


12th Virginia Regiment of the


Continental Line


Battle of Brandywine


Battle at Peola


Battle at Germantown


Battle of Iron Hill


Exact location unknown, probably Washington County, Illinois
Byrd, Amos  Captain  North CarolinaExact location unknown, marker at Byrd-Rumfelt-Wheeler Cemetery between Jackson and Oak Ridge.

Chase, Robert


Private


New York State Continental Line


Battle of Yorktown, 
wounded


Exact location unknown, probably in Madison County.

Cochran, John


North Carolina Cavalry
North Carolina Militia


Siege of South Carolina, taken prisoner


Cook (Kook), Jacob


 Private


 North Carolina


Battle of Charleston, taken Prisoner of War


Exact location unknown, probably Bollinger County.

Deck, John


Private


 North Carolina


Edwards, John


Indian Battles along the Ohio River


English, Thomas South CarolinaBattle of Eutaw Springs, woundedEnglish Cemetery in, southwest Cape Girardeau 

Fleming, Mitchel


Private


North Carolina


Fleming Cemetery, southeast of New Wells 
Gilliland, John

Green, Robert


Ensign


7th Maryland Regiment of the
Continental Line


Battle at Brandywine


Battle at Germantown


Battle at Monmouth


Harbison, John Captain John Holder’s Company

Hartle, Peter


 Private


1st Battalion, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia 


Hartle Cemetery, Bollinger County 
Hays, Christopher ColonelWestmoreland County, Pennsylvania Militia Ware Cemetery, near Fruitland

Hill, Thomas


Cavalry


North Carolina Continental Line


Battle of Ramsour’s Mill


Battle of King’s Mountain


Battle of Cowan’s Ford


Siege of Yorktown


Hitt, John


Private


South Carolina Militia


Hitt Cemetery, east of Gordonville 

Hubbel, Ithamer


Private
Spy


Albany County, New York Militia


Exact location unknown, however there is a marker for him at the Old Bethel Baptist Church Church Cemetery south of Jackson. 

Hutchinson (Hutchins), David


Private


Virginia


Battle of Shawnee Indians


Battle against Mohawk Indians


Battle of Yadkin River


Battle of Guilford


Battle on Isle of Mance


Battle of Reedy Fork


Masterson, William


Pennsylvania Rangers on the Frontier


Washington County, Pennsylvania Associaters & Militia


Pennsylvania Continental Line


Ranging Pennsylvania & Ohio
Massacre at Gnadenhutten 


Exact location unknown, probably between Cape Girardeau and Jackson. 

May, John


Private


6th Regiment of


Pennsylvania Line


McChronister, James


Private


North Carolina Company


McLean (McLain/McLane), Alexander


Private


Mounted Rifleman of


North Carolina Company


Battle of Ten Mile Spring


Battle of Brier Creek


Battle of Two Sisters Ferry


Apple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, east of Pocahontas

Patterson, David


Private
Captain by 1790


Chester County, South Carolina Militia


Exact location unknown, probably northwest of Jackson. 

Randall, Enos


Sussex County, New Jersey Militia


Exact location unknown, Cape Girardeau County, however there is a marker for him at Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery south of Jackson. 
Ranney, Stephen Connecticut Troops Exact location unknown, Jackson 

Seabaugh, Christian


Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia


Shell, Michael  

Smith, John


North Carolina Company


Siege of Charlestown, SC


Dunmores War


Battle of Nub Station


Taylor, Benjamin


Private


North Carolina Company


Battle of Outlaw Springs


Exact location unknown, probably in Stoddard County 
Verden, James South Carolina Colonials 
Walker, John Apple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, east of Pocahontas  
Waters, Thomas W. Major South Carolina Troops Exact location unknown, probably near Commerce in Scott County. 

Wrightington, Thomas


Private


Massachusetts Company


Battle of Valentine Hill


Battle of Fort Stongo


Yount, Jacob


North Carolina Company under General Nathaniel Greene


Dalton Cemetery, Bollinger County
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