REVOLUTIONARY PENSION APPLICATION OF BERNARD REYNOLDS

Law Order Book 9, Page 383
August 7, 1832

On this 7th day of August 1832 personally appeared before the County Court of Russell and State of Virginia, Bernard Reynolds, a resident in the County of Russell and State of Virginia, aged sixty nine years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, passed June 7th, 1832: - That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1779, with Lieutenant John Vaughan, and served in the State Regiment of the Virginia Line under the following named officers: The Regiment to which he was first attached was commanded by Major Waller, and the Company to which he belonged was commanded by Captain Upshaw, Lieutenant David Mann, and the name of the Ensign not recollected. That he left the service of the United States in the month of April, 1783, having obtained his regular discharge in writing, in the city of Richmond, Virginia, which said discharge had been since either lost or misplaced, so that he cannot now produce it. That the said Bernard Reynolds entered the service of the United States under his enlistment as aforesaid for the term and period of three years, and that after being in said service about six months in the same year, to wit 1779, he enlisted for "during the War", with one Captain Thomas H. Drin in the State Regiment of the Virginia Line, commanded by Colo. Charles Porterfield, and as well as he now recollects, by Major Upshaw. The company in which he enlisted the second time was commanded by Captain Thomas H. Drew, Lietenant David Mann and the name of the Ensign not recollected.

That at the time of his first entering the service of the United States he resided in the County of Caroline and State of Virginia, where he was born and raised. That he was in the battle of Gates' defeat near Camden, South Carolina, and at the taking and surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Little York in Virginia. That the said Bernard Reynolds, after enlisting in the County of Caroline, Virginia, marched to the city of Williamsburg, where he joined the Regiment commanded as before stated from which place his said Regiment was marched to the south in order to reinforce Charleston, South Carolina, That in this march he crossed Taylor's Ferry on the Roanoke river, passed through country lying between that point and Hillsborough in North Caolina; from thence he and his regiment marched to Salisbury in the same state, and, after having passed the last mentioned town and marched about twenty miles towards the point of destination, information was received that Charleston had fallen into the hands of the enemy. His Regiment then immediately retreated back to Salisbury, from which place they marched directly and joined General Gates' Army in the State of North Carolina. That the said Bernard Reynolds and the Regiment to which he belonged, continued attached to General Gates' Army until the defeat near Camden as aforesaid. - After Gates' defeat he the said Bernard Reynolds with the rest of his Regiment who had survived that engagement, rendezvoused at Hillsboro, North Carolina, from whence they were marched into Virginia, and continued in the service of the United States in the said State of Virginia until the proclamation of General Washington to rendezvous at Goochland Courthouse, Virginia, at which place his Regiment did rendezvous pursuant to the said proclamation, at which time and place Colonel Charles Dabney took command of the Regiment to which he the said Reynolds belonged. That the said Regiment immediately took up its line of march to Little York and participated in the glorious triumph obtained there in the capture of Cornwallis. That the said Bernard Reynolds, although nominally belonging to the State troops performed continental service in the Army of the United States until the close of the War for which he last enlisted. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension of an annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of any Agency in any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Bernard Reynolds

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier, and served as he states.


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