Friday, May 04, 2012

Major George Tudor And His Men Prisoners Of War.

Major George Tudor, of the 3rd., Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Colonel Lambert Cadwallader, was captured at Fort Washington.  At the time of his capture he was a captain, and the following soldiers of his company were taken prisoner with him on the memorble 16th., of November, 1776.

Charles Fleming
John Wright
James McKinney
Ebenezer Stille
Jacob Leinhart
Abraham Van Gorden
Peter Daubert
William Carbury
John McDowell
William McKague
Henry Parker
James Burns
Henry Kepler
Baltus Weigh
Charles Beason
Leonard Huber
John McCarroll
Jacob Guiger
John May
Daniel Adams
George McCormick
Jacob Kettle
Jacob Miller
George Neason
James Kearney
David Sutor
Adam Bridel
Christian Mull
Daniel McKnight
Cornelius Westbrook
Luck Murphy
Joseph Conklin
Adam Dennis
Edward Ogden
William Scoonover
James Rosencrants

Major Tudor was exchanged May 10, 1778, and repaired quicky to join his regiment, then at Schoharie, New York.

Those unfortunate and devoted patriots endured the horros of the prison-ships and prison-houses of New York; nor is it known that they were ever exchanged by a kinder interposition then death.  They lived to inscribe their names high up on the sombre walls of their prison, and died martyrs for the cause of American Freedom, appealing with their fellow prisoners to their countrymen that in case American Independence should ever be achieved, a monument would be erected over their bones, which were washed and exposed on the shores of the Wallabout.

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