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Benjamin Rogers
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Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832

State of Tennessee

Campbell County

On this eleventh day of December 1832 personally appeared before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and quarters ........ for said County it being a court of record Benjamin Rogers a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged 77 years who being first duly sworn according to law, duth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the acts of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

He states that he was born in Culpeper County in the state of Virginia in the year 1755 the record of which he has in his Bible and moved from said, and from the County aforesaid to Wythe County in the state aforesaid, and from there, to the County of Blount in the state that of aforesaid, where he now resides.

He states that he was living when called in to the service in the County of Wythe in the State of Virginia and lived there all the time of the war. He states that he entered the service of the United States a volunteer under Captain (William) Herbert, Col. (William) Christian and General (Andrew) Lewis and served in that tour more than three months.

He sates that his second tour of duty was something over three weeks, and that he was also a volunteer in that tour, the names of the officers he does not at this time recollect.

He states that his third tour was something over three weeks, that he recollects serving under Capt. (Arthur) Campbell and Capt. Tracy(?) and Colonel Preston tho' he does not at this time recollect what tour it was he served under them, nor whether he served more than one tour or not under the last named officers.

He states that his fourth tour was something over three weeks, and that the exact time and names of the officers he does not at this time recollect.

He states that his fifth tour was something over three weeks, and that the exact time and names of the officers he does not at this time recollect.

He states that his sixth tour was something over three weeks, and that the exact time and names of the officers he does not at this time recollect.

He states that his seventh and eighth tour was something over three weeks, but he does not recollect the exact time nor the names of the officers at this time.

He states that he served the eight tours above named, and he is confident that he served each one as long as he has stated but how much longer he cannot at this time tell.

He states that he marched in his first tour through Green Brier and to Canaway (Kanawah River between WV and Ohio) and was there dismissed. (NOTE: This is clearly the Battle at Point Pleasant which was part of Dunmore's War and took place Sep-Oct 1774 and although very important was not part of the Revolution. Capt Herbert's company arrived at Point Pleasant a few hours after the battle took place. The force was discharged immediately because Lord Dunmore was concerned for his safety after making an "early" peace with the Indians.)

He states that he marched twice to the Moravian Towns in the State of North Carolina and marched once to Ready Creek and once to How (Haw) River in the State of North Carolina but what towns it was that he was at those places he does not at this time recollect.

He states that they were drawn up in a line of battle on Flaw (Haw) River to fight the army of Lord Cornwallis and that the regulars were also at that place. It was commanded by General Greene and the militia was commanded by General Preston, Greene's aide-de-camp, Greene's aide-de-camp came to the commander of the militia upon which there was an arrangement made that the horses of the militia should be given to the care of a few men that is to say six horses to one man. (Note: This is clearly the battles at Whitzell's Mills on Reedy Creek and Guilford Court House which took place on 6 Mar and 15 Mar 1781 respectively. For more information on these battles, see: Battle at Guilford Court House under Bits and Pieces.)

He states that he served all the tours above named a volunteer, and that they all amounted to more than eight months tho' the precise time he cannot recollect. He states that he received a discharge in writing at the end of ever tour, that the most of them was given by General Preston but that he had ...... ....... for time to have copies ...... ....... some time since, but when or where he cannot tell.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except to the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the ....... of any state he says that William Chambers and Abraham Hayter can testify to their belief as to his service as a soldier of the United States.

Sworn to and subscribed this day of year forsaid.

(his mark)

Benjamin Rogers

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