Monday, January 23, 2012

Captain Henry Bedinger.

Henry Bedinger, was of the Virginia line, he entered the service in June,1775, in Captain Hugh Stephenson's company of Riflemen, and was appointed sergeant before he left the recrvting rendezvons at Shepherdstown Va. He marched with his company to the siege of Boston and served till his company was discharged in June of 1776. He was in June of 1776, made a Lieutenant in Captain Abraham Shepherd's company, in Colonel Hugh Stephenson's regiment of Riflemen.

In August of 1776, Colonel Stephenson died, and Colonel Moses Rawlings assumed the command of the regiment. Captain Bedinger, was with regiment at the defense of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776. He was captured there and detained a prisoner of war, "four years wanting sixteen days." His service is accredited to the end of the was, and received a pension in Berkely county Va., under the act of May15, 1828, as a Captain, to which he had been promoted to while a prisoner.

Pension application of Henry Bedinger S8059, Transcribed by Will Graves [State of Virginia, Jefferson County] For the purpose of obtaining the benefit of an act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution” approved on the 15th day of May 1828.

I, Henry Bedinger of the County of Berkeley in the State of Virginia, do hereby declare, that I was an Officer of the Continental line of the Army of the Revolution and served as such in the end of the war, at which period I was a Captain in the fifth Regiment of the Virginia line, And I do also declare that I afterwards received certificates (commonly called commution Certificates) for a sum equal to the Amount of five years full pay, which sum was offered by the resolve of the 22nd of March 1783 instead of half pay for life, to which I was entitled under the resolve of the 25th October 1780.  Witness my hand this third day of June 1828.
S/ Henry Bedinger

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