Pension Application of Leonard Hale: S5488
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Virginia, County of Nelson SS:
On this 29th day of August 1832, personally appeared before the Court of Nelson
County, Leonard Hale a resident of said County of Nelson and State of Virginia, aged Seventy six
years, who being first duly sworn, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to
obtain the benefit of the provision under the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he
enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1778, in a company commanded by Captain
David Mann of the Virginia line, and served in the Fourth Regiment of the Virginia line, under the following named Officers, Captain Mann, Major McGill, and Col. Charles Porterfield, that he was discharged from the service at Richmond after the capture of Cornwallis at York [19 Oct 1781], that he was constantly in the service under various officers from the time of his enlistment till he was discharged at Richmond as aforesaid, that he resided in the town of Williamsburg in the state of Virginia when he enlisted, that he was at the battle of Camden in North Carolina [sic:
South Carolina, 16 Aug 1780], where Col. Porterfield was wounded, of which he died, that the
soldiers under him were then passed to other Regiments or under other Officers Ė that he
continued to remain in the service under other officers all of whom he does not recollect. part of
the time he was under Geníl. Davis [sic: William Richardson Davie] of North Carolina, and under Geníl. Green [sic: Nathanael Greene]. He was also at the battles of Ninety Six [Siege of Ninety-Six SC, 22 May - 19 Jun 1781] and at the Eutaw Springs [8 Sep 1781]. Ė He thinks he was discharged from a company commanded probably by Capt. Calloway, but of this he is not certain, and from the 41st. Regiment of the United States army. He also states that his name will be found, as he is informed by a gentleman who has seen it, on the Virginia Roll, and that he is the same Leonard Hale.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present,
and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency of any State.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Leonard his X mark Hale