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.