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Mappy Monday – Thomas Bullard’s tracks during the American Revolution

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Do you have an ancestor that served during the American Revolution?  Did you ever wonder where all he traveled during his service?  Well, I did!  So, I decided to trace the foot steps of my 5th great-grandfather, Pvt. Thomas Bullard based on his personal testimony from his pension record.

So, in his own words, this is where all he went.

Tracks of Thomas Bullard

  1. Thomas started at Duplin Co., North Carolina.
  2. Then he went to Elizabethtown.
  3. Then on to Purrysburg, So. Carolina.
  4. Then he went up the Savannah River to Black Swamp.
  5. Further up the Savannah River and he crossed at Augusta.
  6. Then down the Savannah River to White’s Ferry.
  7. Crossed White’s Ferry to Stono Ferry.
  8. Then to Beaufort.
  9. Then to Crosscreek which is now Fayetteville.
  10. Discharged over Big Peedee River opposite Long Bluff Ferry.
  11. Then he moved to Bladen Co., No. Carolina and re-enlisted voluntarily and went to Big Bridge in New Hanover Co. 10 miles above Wilmington until he was discharged again.

 

And I can’t even get Knucklehead to walk to the mailbox!

I mean seriously, that is a lot of walking, and he only served a total of 12 months and 12 days.

I’ve posted about Thomas Bullard before and you can see that post here: Thomas Bullard Private in the American Revolution.

If you would like a better view of the maps I used above, they are 1779 maps and are available at Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

If you’d like to check the transcripts of your revolutionary ancestors, you can find them here:   http://revwarapps.org/index.htm and you can also check www.fold3.com for the originals.

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