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Nathan Peak

Death unknown
Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 181598960 · View Source
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Biography written by the Finding the Maryland 400 project ( Used here in hopes of connecting with existing ancestors.

Nathan Peak enlisted in the Continental Army "for the Defense of American Liberty and Independence," as a member of a rifle company commanded by Michael Cresap in 1775. He served as a rifleman for nine months before joining Capt. Barton Lucas' Third Company of the Col. William Smallwood's Maryland Battalion in the beginning of 1776, and he served with the Third Company until the army was reformed in December. During this time, the Maryland Battalion fought at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, where Lucas's company took heavy casualties; it is uncertain if Peak was present for the battle. Their other actions included the battles of White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton.

After reenlisting, Peak became a member of Capt. Nathaniel Ewing's company, and was subsequently commanded by Edward Prall, Henry Gaither, and Walker Muse. He was appointed to be deputy commissary of the First Maryland Regiment under Col. John Gunby in January of 1781, and was wounded at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse shortly after. Peak was taken prisoner at some time in the next two years and held in Charleston, South Carolina, but was parolled and returned to Maryland. He was later discharged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

After the war ended, Peak moved to Switzerland County, Indiana, where he owned about twenty-nine acres of land and worked as a farmer. He married a woman named Catherine, but it is unknown if they had any children. The date of his death is unknown.


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