George Mayberry first entered the service in the fall of the year 1779 in Bedford Co, VA under Captain John Cottrell. This was in a company of Cavalry and were marched to New London to guard Tories who had been taken prisoners, serving 3 months as a private soldier. About 15 or 18 months afterwards he was drafted into the Bedford co, VA militia for the term of 6 months under the command of Captain David Baird and in August or the first of September 1781 marched to York Town. At York Town Captain Baird did not have a full company and was discharged, and his men were put under the command of Captain Cummins. At the siege of York Town, he guarded the American Magazine the whole time the siege lasted and that he performed that service under the command of Lieutenant William Kelly and Ensign Bolls. After the British surrender in October 1781 he was taken sick and sometime in November of the same year was discharged having served this term 6 months, as a private soldier.