Pension Application of John Hackett: S37979

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris


Virginia towit

At a Court held for the County of Giles the 29th day of June 1819 personally appeared before the Court John Hackett aged Sixty years resident in the County of Giles and State of Virginia who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress Intitled an act to provide for certain persons Ingaged in the land and navel [sic] services of the United States in the revolutionary war that he the said John Hackett Inlisted for the term of two years on the day of March in the year of 1776 in the County of Botetourt in the State of Virginia in the Company commanded by Captain Thomas Posey of the Regiment commanded by Colonel _____ [William] Dangerfield of the 7th Regiment in the brigade commanded by Genl _____ [William] Woodford in the line of the State of Virginia on the Continental Establishment that he continued to serve in that Corps or in the service of the United States during the two years the term of his inlistment, when he the said John Hackett again inlisted in the the said Corps in the service of the United States for the term of three years the term of his inlistment and he the said John Hackett then inlisted during the war in the same Corps and served in the same untill the conclusion of the war and was discharged at Richmond in the State of Virginia and that he the said John Hackett has lost his discharges he the said John Hackett was in the battle of Jermen Town [sic: Germantown] and in the battle of mammoth [sic: Monmouth] and in the Seage of Charles Town [sic: Siege of Charleston] when he the said John Hackett was taken prisoner by the British in Charleston and continued a prisoner about fourteen months when he was exchanged at James Town in Virginia he then joined the same Corps and marched to the South where he was put under the command of General [Anthony] Wayne and was attacked by a party of Indians and was wounded in the thigh and continued in the South to the end of the war when he was discharged at Richmond as afore said

The said John Hackett produced in Court Joseph Anderson who stated on oath that he knew part of the Services were performed by the said John Hackett he the witness states that he knew the said John Hackett served the first two years as stated in his declaration, and the said John Hackett is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support and that he has no more Evidence in his power to prove his further Service, and the Court do Certify that It appears to their satisfaction that the said John Hackett did Serve in the Revolutionary war as stated in the preceeding declaration against the Common Enemy for the term of two two [sic] years at one time on continental Establishment and they do now Transmit the proceeding & testimony taken and had before them to the Secretary for the department of war. pursuant to the direction of the aforesaid act of Congress and the Court are satisfied that he needs the assistance of his Country for Support