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Honored by Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

Charles Pigg


BIRTHPLACE
King William County, VA
Born 1764
HOMETOWN
Morgan County, AL, United States
Died 1720

BIOGRAPHY


Charles Pigg entered service in Apr 1781 as a resident of King William Co, VA, and was drafted as a minute man from the militia under Capt. Robert Drury and Col. Benjamin Temple, and marched to Williamsburg, then to Hanover town on the Pamunkey River, to observe the approach of the British and Tories, to prevent them from burning the place. They were next ordered to Gloucester to prevent the British from crossing over the River from York Town to that place. There they had two skirmishes with the Enemy in opposing their attempts to cross, in both of which this affiant was present. At this place he was stationed until the taking of Lord Cornwallis [19 Oct 1781], and he was present and assisting in that glorious event. He then returned home, being in service from the first of April until the latter part of October a term of more than 6 months in continuation.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war Charles Pigg continued to live in VA until he moved to TN about 1826, where he lived for 2 years when he moved to Madison Co, AL. He died in Morgan Co, AL in 1837.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1781-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Yorktown