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Baker Pegram
1758 - 1830


Philip Alfeld, a descendant of Baker Pegram has provided us with the following:

He joined the 6th Virginia Regiment of Continental Line and was mustered in at Williamsburg on January 1, 1776. I wonder if he visited the graves of his grandparents in the Bruton parish churchyard not far from the muster site. He served as a sergeant in Captain Fox's company. Baker Pegram crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 with Washington and served in the campaigns of 1776-1777. He was with his regiment at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 and he was mustered out at Valley Forge in February 1778. He spent the remainder of the war as a captain in the Dinwiddie County militia and commanded his company when the militia was called out in 1780 to repel Benedict Arnold's raid along the James River. He was marching his company to Yorktown in October 1781 when he received news of Cornwallis's surrender to Washington. Following the war, Baker Pegram remained an officer in the militia. He ultimately served as a Major of one of the battalions of the Dinwiddie County regiment in the 1790s.

Thanks  Philip for all the information you have generously shared!


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