Spirit of 1775

Spirit of 1775 (HM21BC)

Location: Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 25.706', W 77° 48.761'

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Liberty or DeathDon't Tread on Me

Less than half mile eastward is the famous spring around which, from their rendezvous on lands of Morgan and Bedinger, July 17th, 1775 Captain Hugh Stephenson's Company of Virginia Riflemen, 98 volunteers started on their bee-line march to Boston Town, 600 miles away, reporting to General Washington on August 11th. They all pledged to meet at this spring fifty years hence, if alive.

Captain          Hugh Stephenson
First          William Henshaw
Second          George Scott
Third          Thomas Hite
Fourth          Abraham Shepherd
Ensign          William Pyle

First          Samuel Finley
Second          William Kelly
Third          Josiah Flagg
Fourth          Henry Bendinger

First          John Crawford
Second          David Miller
Third          Henry Barrett
Fourth          George Michael Bedinger

     Surgeon          Garrett Tunison

Meeting at the spring in 1825, only two of the five survivors were able to keep their pledge:
Maj. Henry Bendinger of Berkeley County
Maj. George Michael Bedinger of Kentucky.

Erected by
Pack Horse Form Chapter,
July 1932
HM NumberHM21BC
Year Placed1932
Placed ByNational Society Daughters of the American Revolution – Pack Horse Ford Chapter
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Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257901 N 4368097
Decimal Degrees39.42843333, -77.81268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 25.706', W 77° 48.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 42.36" N, 77° 48' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4849 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, US
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