16 July 2016

Francis McDonnell At Stony Point


"...[the Seventh] served in Canada in the campaign of 1775, 1776...[and] was in the actions at...Stony Point...".

"The famous "forlorn hope" under Lieutenant James Gibbons at Stony Point was comprised of twenty men, mostly drawn from the Seventh Regiment, and it is recorded by Alexander Garden, Major of Lee's Legion, that the commander of the "forlorn hope" himself informed him that it was an Irish soldier from the Seventh who hauled down the British flag from the fort on the occasion of the memorable assault.

More about Francis McDonnell/McDonald here.

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