According to his pension statement, Robert Thompson fought with the Regular Army. His service began when he was approx. 26 years old and continued throughout the War. I first doubted that any one individual could have fought continuously however, there is little doubt that an individual of 75 years could have remembered each battle chronologically without participation. He fought in the Battle of Monmouth (1778), marched to Valley Forge, then transferred from the 9th regiment out of the 2nd VA commanded by Col Ball and Major Rupel, discharged in Richmond the summer after peace was made. He fought at Paulus Hook (1779) under Major Light Horse Harry Lee, Battle of Charleston (1780), where he was taken prisoner, The Battle of Camden which he refered to as “Gates Defeat”(1780), Eutaw Spring (1781), the Battle of Guilford(1781), Ninety Six (1781). He died as a Pvt. without any descendants, paid $8/month, $96/per annum. His extended family fought for 12 years, seeking his final payment.