Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gone for Soldiers: Abraham Heath (About 1740 - 1807), Soldier (Part VII)

Abraham Heath, a paternal fifth grandfather, must have been very happy to see the end of February 1778 because it marked the end of his two years enlistment in the Virginia Line of the Continental Army. There's no indication that he considered remaining with the army and had probably already left before Baron von Steuben began to drill the troops.

[A Winter Encampment is Valley Forge National Historical Park's official orientation film, currently shown daily in the park theater. It is an overview of the historical events that took place at Valley Forge during the 1777-1778 winter encampment in the American Revolution.]

You can read my earlier posts about Abraham Heath's military service here: Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V, and Part VI.

Next time we'll look into Abraham's life after his military service.

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