Richard Woolsey, from our children’s dad’s side, also fought in the Revolutionary War. Once again the “stories” link in Family Tree has some fascinating information. Here are just a few highlights:
Richard Woolsey – Enlisted at Newburgh, Orange County, New York in Capt John Montgomery, Col Lewis Dubois’ reg’t in 5th line in Gen Wooster’s Brigade
1776 Aug 27
Richard Woolsey – Battle of Long Island –1st major confrontation since the Declaration of Independence.
1776 Aug 29
Battle of Kings Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx
1776 Oct 28
Battle of White Plains – unfolded across Chatterton Hill and Battle Hill
Garrisoned at Fort Montgomery, assigned to build and guard the fort.
Winter – 1778
Encamped in New Windsor, New York
You can read Richard’s whole story here.
In addition, the story of Reuben Warriner is found here.