Revolutionary War General. Born in Marbletown, New York, Daniel Brodhead started his military career as a commissioned lieutenant colonel for the 8th Pennsylvania regiment of colonial troops. He was recognized for bravery by George Washington at the battle of Long Island and was promoted to colonel upon which he led the defense of Philadelphia. He was made commander of the western department of Pennsylvania overseeing six different forts: Pitt, McIntosh, Laurens, Tuscarora, Henry, and Armstrong. Under his command, his most famous raid was against the Seneca indians. He was made a brigadier general by George Washington after he was acquitted of a court marshal for misappropriation of supply funds. He was one of the founders of the Society of the Cincinnati. (bio by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332)
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My 7th great grandfather. -
Joey Oller Added: Apr. 2, 2016
Daniel Broadhead,IV is the husband of Elizabeth Depuy Brodhead my 2nd cousin 6x removed on my father's side of the family (John Depue LeBar Jr. 1921-1976). "The grave is but a covered bridge leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!" by: Henr...(Read more) -
Catherine LeBar Hamon Added: Mar. 27, 2016
Daniel Brodhead IV was my Great Great Grandfather. My Grandmother (Velma Josephine Brodhead)was so very proud of him and his contributions. It's so incredible to see the effort people have taken to provide such fantastic information. Thanks to all -
Mary Stevens Added: Jan. 26, 2015