Pension Application of Daniel Miller S5762

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State of VirginiaMontgomery county Sc.

On this 3rd day of September 1832 personally appeared before the county court of Montgomery, Daniel Miller Senír. resident of said county and state aged 85 years next December who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by an act of Congress passed June 7th 1832; That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1775 or 1776 in the county of Augusta in the state of Virginia with Captain Michael Bowyer (Robert Gammel was Lieutenant) and the regiment was commanded by Colo. James Woods [sic: probably James Wood of Frederick County] in the Brigade commanded by Geníl. [Charles] Scott, in the line of the state of VirginiaThat he was in the Battle of Germantown [4 Oct 1777], Monmouth [28 June 1778], and Brandywine [11 Sep 1777], and at the storming of the fort at mud Island [See note below]that he enlisted to serve for two years, which time he served out, but after his term of service was ended, he was kept for two months longer, until the Campaign was shut up, and was then discharged at Robinsonís plain on the North river in the state of New York by Capt. Russell. I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any state whatever. Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year aforesaid.

††††††††††† [signed] Daniel Miller Senír.

 

NOTES:

††††††††††† The fort on Mud Island referred to by Miller is now called Fort Mifflin. Its capture by the British on 15 Nov 1777 enabled them to control the Delaware River and occupy Philadelphia.

††††††††††† The file contains a Treasury Department document showing that the unnamed widow of Daniel Miller was paid the amount due from his last scheduled payment until 28 Feb 1840, the date of his death.