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Pension Application for

          Dilmus Johnson Jr.

 

S2662 Pension Claim

 

 

 

States he enlisted in Fluvanna Co., Va in Sept 1777, in the Va. State
Militia as a Private at the age of sixteen. He was born Apr. 3, 1761
and served on several different tours between his enlistment in the
Revolution in 1777 and the year 1781. In 1777, as a private under the
command of Capt. Joseph Hadon in a Va. Regt. commanded by Col. Ennis,
they rdsv at Old Williamsburg. In 1781 he marched under the command
of Capt. Daniel tilman in a Regt commanded by the Marquis de
Layfayette. They marched to Richmond where they made but a short stay
and from there marched 12 or 14 miles to Baylys Run where they stayed
for some time. He was then taken sick and sent to richmond Hospital
and was then furloughed and went home to Fluvanna County. Again that
year on Sept. 1, 1781, he re-entered service and marched from
Fluvanna County to King and Queen County in Va. They were placed
under the command of Capt. Anderson in a Regt. of Inf. commanded by
Col. Campbell and from thence marched to the appointed side of the
river -- Little York. They stayed there until the 20th of Oct. 1781,
when Cornwallis was taken. He was then verbally discharged and went
home to Fluvanna Co.