MIL-REV: 1832 Henry Rae Pension Application

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  • Title MIL-REV: 1832 Henry Rae Pension Application 
    Short Title MIL-REV: 1832 Henry Rae Pension Application 
    Author NARA, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Roll M804 
    Call Number Case File (ref. pending) 
    Repository NARA: National Archives and Records Administration (USA) 
    Source ID S198 

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    State of South Carolina
    York District

    On this 16th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before before W. D. Martin Judge of the Court of Sessions & common pleas now sitting Henry Rae a resident of the State of South Carolina in the District of York aged in his Seventy fourth year who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

    That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer in the month of February in the year 1775 or 1776 under Capt. Joseph Brown and Lieutenant Feemster. That he went to Charleston and served in this Tour two months.

    In 1778 was drafted to guard the frontier of the State of South Carolina against the Indians under Capt. Saddler and lieutenant Wilson this Service took place in the fall season of the year and was out this tour two months.

    In 1779 was drafted and taken to Orangeburgh and lay there a considerable time under Col. Thomas Neal, and that Governor Rutledge and Col. (?Senph) was there at that time, thence marched across Edistoe with the intention of joining general Lincoln. An express had arrived that the British were pushing for Charleston. We then crossed Edistoe and marched immediately for Charleston in order to arrive there before the enemy if possible and succeeded and remained there [bottom of document truncated]

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    as soon as the British left the City, we were then marched to Dorchester and joined General Lincoln Lieutenant Col. Watson arrived in camp. Some time after this I came home, being out this tour about four months.

    In 1780 volunteered in scouting parties to suppress the Tories, sometimes under Capt. Jamieson, and sometimes under Capt. Barnet, and sometimes unofficered and continued in this service about Eleven Months, during this Eleven months tour we went to North Carolina and while there served under Col. Lock against the Tories in the forks of theYadkin, and from thence to Ramsours under Capt. Jamieson of South Carolina.

    Then volunteered and joined General Sumpter at Hagglers Branch, thence sent in a detachment under Col. Bratton against Capt. Hook on Fishing Creek. The next Battle was under General Sumpter at the Hanging Rock, next Battle under General Sumpter at Blackstocks on Tiger River, in all about six months.

    In 1781 joined Gen. Sumpters army and marched to Fridays Fort below Columbia, about five weeks.

    Next tour Joined Gen. Greens army at Bever creek marched from thence to Orangeburgh with the intention of fighting the British but Green declined and withdrew. We were under Col. Moffit ["Capt Ephraim Wood" scored out] and Lieuftenant Hamilton sent by Gen. Green to Bigham Church drove the enemy from that place, and was afterwards [bottom of page truncated]

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    about the last of June 1782 drafted and entered the service under Lieut. Woods and Capt. Commandant William Hannah, and in this expedition he served two months.

    That during these different periods he was not stationed with any of continental troops, except a short time with Genl Lincoln and Genl Greens army near Orangeburgh. That according to best of his knowledge he was born in Ireland in the County of Entrim in the year 1758, and that he was living in South Carolina Chester District when called into service, and have lived since the revolution in York District South Carolina and lives there at this time, and that he never received any written discharge for any of these services.

    He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to any pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court

    Henry Rae
    MMcWhorter (Clerk)

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  •  Notes 
    • Henry Rae applied for his War Pension at the same Court Session in York, South Carolina, as Capt. James Jamieson and Joseph Jamieson; the service of all three overlaps that of of John Darwin