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Declaration by John Abbott concerning his military service in the Revolutionary War
Abbott, John
Volume 22, Page 93

JOHN ABBOTT.
(Declaration of John Abbott, Pension Office, Washington, D. C., “I, 32089, Old War and Navy Division.”)

Enlisted June 1st, 1781, at Guilford, under Capt. Wm. Little, in the regiment of Maj. Armstrong and Col. Dixon, marched at once to “High Hills of Santee,” S. C., “where he remained at H’d Quarters something like two months, when he was ordered under Lt. Andrew Manning with 24 other men, to join Col. Lee’s Legion at Singleton’s Mills on the High Hills of Santee, to which regiment he was attached during the remainder of the time of his said enlistment, and that he served in said regiment under Lee, as herein stated, and under said Lieut. Manning and Captain Rudolph; that during the time of his being attached to said reg’t under Lee, as aforesaid, he was at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, and in several skirmishes with the Tories and British not worth mentioning, save the attack made on Dorchester under Col. Wm. Washington and Lee and Marion, and one troop of ——’s horse, where the British were then stationed, who abandoned the fort and burnt the same, leaving a part of their cannon spiked,” &c.

N. B. Lt. Col. Henry Dixon’s regiment was the 2nd of the new levies of Continental Troops raised after the capture of Charleston to replace the North Carolina Brigade surrendered there.—Ed.