Major General Daniel Morgan

Major General Daniel Morgan (HM2LD)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.12', W 78° 9.61'

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Fought everywhere, was beaten nowhere.

Major General Daniel Morgan Response Letter to Congress, c. 1798

The Epitaph on Daniel Morgan's original grave marker at this site:
Major General Daniel MorganOn July 6th, 1802 in the 67th year of his age.Patriotism and valor were the prominentfeatures of his character and thehonorable services he rendered to his country during the Revolutionary War crowned him with glory and will remainin the hearts of his countrymena perpetual monument to his memory.

Congressional Gold Medal
awarded to Brigadier General Daniel Morgan
March 9, 1781
for his victory at the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina
January 17, 1781


A Summary of the Life of Daniel Morgan.
1736 Born of Welsh parents, Hunterdon, New Jersey.
1753 Settled in Virginia, near Winchester; farmer, sawmill superintendent, freight wagoner supplying western frontier settlements.
1755 Wagoner for British Army; served in General Braddock's Expedition in French and Indian War.
1756 Private in Captain Ashby's Frederick County Militia.
1757 Commissioned ensign in George Washington's Virginia Regiment. Shot in face by Indians at Hanging Rock, Virginia (now West Virginia).
1774 Commissioned Captain in Virginia Militia.
1774 Served in Lord Dunmore's War in Ohio.
1775 Commissioned by Congress as Captain in Continental Army.
1775 Morgan's Riflemen, 96 in number, marched from Winchester to Boston in 21 days to answer the call of General George Washington. Morgan's Rifle Company was one of the first 10 companies in the U.S. Army.
1775 Leader of the Vanguard of Benedict Arnold's Expedition to Quebec. Hero of the December 31 Battle of Quebec.
1776 Commissioned Colonel in the 11th Virginia Regiment (Morgan's Rifle Corps).
1777 Hero of the 1st and 2nd Battles of Saratoga, New York.
1780 October 13th, promoted by Congress to Brigadier General.
1781 January 17th, leader and hero of the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina.
1781 March 9th, awarded Congressional Gold Medal for his and his unit's victory at Cowpens.
Post Successful businessmen, miller, farmer and War prominent citizen of Frederick and Clarke Counties, Virginia. Appointed Major General in command of Virginia Militia.
1796 Subdued the Whiskey Rebellion in the Pittsburgh area.
1796 Elected and served one term in the United States House of Representatives.
1802 Died and was buried here at Old Stone Church. He was a member of this church.
1868 His remains were moved to Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester on June 13th.
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HM NumberHM2LD
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745283 N 4341185
Decimal Degrees39.18533333, -78.16016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.12', W 78° 9.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 7.20" N, 78° 9' 36.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 E Piccadilly St, Winchester VA 22601, US
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