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Revolutionary Pension Application of George Fuller

Common Law Order Book 1, Page 186
April 16, 1818

George Fuller who resides in the County of Russell in the State of Virginia, wishing to become a pensioner under a late law of the Congress of the United States, this day personally appeared in Court, and declared on oath, that he entered the military service of the United States on the first day of May 1781 and continued twelve months in active service as a private soldier in a North Carolina Regiment, commanded first by Colo. Dixon and afterwards by Colo. Ash. He was then interrogated by the Judge of the Court, who was a Lieutenant in Colo. Lee's Legion which formed a part of the Southern army under the command of General Green, and who was with the said Army during a part of the year 1780, almost the whole of 1781 - all the year 1782, and until the troops were disbanded in 1783. The answers rendered by the above named George Fuller with respect to the names and rank of several officers of the North Carolina line, the position of the Southern army at various times, remarkable incidents which occurred in camp, and in the action fought at Eutaw Spring on the 8th of September, 1781; afforded to the said Judge conclusive and perfectly satisfactory proof that the said Fuller was in service a great part of the time of which he speaks. He also proved by the testimony of two respectable persons, to wit: Francis Browning and Abraham Fuller that he was in said service in the capacity aforesaid, for the term of twelve months. It was also proved to the satisfaction of the Court that the said George Fuller is in indigent circumstances and has a large family.

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