"Ensign Downing's Escape" Battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778 - S/N Print

Price: $225.00


W. Britain

Limited Edition of 350. Signed and Numbered Print.

Overall: 30.75" x 24.25"
Image: 26.75" x 20"

At 78 years of age, Gabriel Cory was already a townsman of some celebrity in Milford, the seat of Pike County, Pennsylvania, on this cold Wednesday morning, January 23, 1833. As he lowered his right arm from giving sworn oath and was seated before the three justices of the court of common pleas, his gaze and mind sharpened. As required by the Pension Act of 1832, he was being asked to recount for the court the dates, places and key events of his service as a Revolutionary War soldier, now a half-century distant. After serving militia tours during 1776 and 1777 in his native New York and in New Jersey, he “… settled at Kingston on the Susquehanna River …,” opposite Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
This idyllic upper Susquehanna’s Wyoming Valley had been first colonized only during the prior decade by two combative factions of settlers from Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The outbreak of the Revolution found the “Yankees” in dominance, produced the designation of their martial contingent as the 24th Connecticut Regiment of Militia, and yielded their resolution to "unanimously join our brethren in America in the common cause of defending our liberty".

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