|Birth: ||May 26, 1759|
Daniel Spencer was a dark-haired young shoemaker from Pomfret, Conn. On July 8, 1780, exactly one month before turning 21, he began his service in Capt. John McGregier's Company of the 4th Infantry Regiment, Connecticut Continental Line. The outfit had suffered through the harsh winter at Valley Forge
By July 4, 1853, those days of hardship and danger were relegated to the dim past. Daniel Spencer basked in celebrity as one of the last surviving soldiers of the Revolution. He was honored for being part of that brave band of Americans whose sacrifice paid for our country's freedom. He died a year later
Canajoharie Falls Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Andrew L.
Record added: Dec 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23449882
A member of the elite Sheldon's Dragoons.He sat up all night fanning his commanding officer, Captain George Hurlbut, who had been shot in a fight during which the British captured a supply ship. Spencer's account of the death of the officer differed marke...(Read more)|
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With gratitude for your service. Rest in Peace|
Added: Mar. 16, 2008
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