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Continental Colonel William Washington
William Washington Born: February 28, 1752; Stafford County, Virginia
Died: March 6, 1810; Sandy Hill, South Carolina

Battles: Trenton, Monck's Corner, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse



1752
February 28 - William Washington is born in Stafford County, Virginia.

1775
- William Washington is elected Captain of the newly formed 3rd Virginia Regiment.
August - William Washington sees action at the Battle of Harlem Heights.

1776
- William Washington is wounded during the Battle of Trenton.

1777
- William Washington is promoted to Major of the 4th Continental Light Dragoons.

1778
November - William Washington is ordered to "contingently take command" of the 3rd Dragoons
- William Washington is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

1779
- William Washington and the 3rd Dragoons are ordered to South Carolina.

1780
March 27 - William Washington skirmishes with Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton near Sandy Hill.
April 14 - William Washington is at the Battle of Monck's Corner, South Carolina.
May 6 - William Washington is at Lenud's Ferry, South Carolina.
December 4 - William Washington skirmishes at Rugeley's Farm.
December - William Washington skirmishes at Hammond Stores.

1781
January 17 - William Washington sees action at the Battle of Cowpens, North Carolina.
March 15 - William Washington sees action at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
April 25 - William Washington sees action at the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill.
September 8 - William Washington is captured at the Battle of Eutaw Springs.

1782
April 21 - William Washington marries Jane Elliot in Charleston, South Carolina

1791
- William Washington hosts President George Washington at his home at Sandy Hill.

1798
- William Washington is appointed a Brigadier General.

1810
March 6 - William Washington dies.








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