Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802

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Morgan was a frontiersman who prospered as a Virginia farmer. His military career began when he served as Captain of one of the two Virginia rifle companies, and led Arnold's march to Quebec (1775). He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1780, serving until July, 1781 when he retired to "Saratoga," his estate near Winchester, Va. He commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, and was elected to the Fifth Congress as a Federalist representing Virginia.

From the description of Papers, 1763-1800. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122498100

Daniel Morgan, a brigadier general in the Continental Army, was best known for commanding a special corps of light infantry men officially known as the Rangers, but more commonly called Morgan's Riflemen. This Rifle Corps was sent to join the Northern Army and in Setember 1777 served with great distinction in the American victory at Saratoga. Morgan also served one term as a Federalist member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

From the description of Orderly book, 1777. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122580230

American general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Providence [N.C.], to General Greene, 1780 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612942

Continental Army general; in 1795 commanded Virginia Militia ordered by George Washington to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.

From the description of LS : to Alexander Addison, 1795 Feb. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580900

Physician.

From the description of Document, 1789, Sept. 12. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35203631

U.S. representative of Virginia and army officer.

From the description of Collection, 1778-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452915

After the Revolutionary War Morgan retired from the Continental Army with the rank of brigadier general. In August 1794 he was placed in command of the Virginia militia sent to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion, and remained in command of the district for some time after order was restored.

From the description of ALS : western Pennsylvania, to Isaac Craig, 1794 Dec. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489364

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referencedIn Park, George, fl. 1782. Letter, 1782 July 23, Craven County, Ninety-Six District, [S.C., to] M. Arthur Park, Chester County, [S.C.]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. Letter to an unknown correspondent mentioning Lee's financial arrangements with a "Mr. Chevallie" and a compliment paid him by General Daniel Morgan [manuscript] 1793 Jan. 6. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Burnet, Ichabod, ca. 1756-1783. Letter, 1783 Jan 23, "Camp Pedee" [Marlboro County, S.C.]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Collection, 1778-1783. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. ALS : western Pennsylvania, to Isaac Craig, 1794 Dec. 25. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Papers of Nathanael Greene, 1781-1782. Library of Congress
referencedIn Allason, William, 1731-1800. Records, 1722-1847. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Losse de Bayac, Charles Joseph de, b. 1742. History and journal of Charles Joseph de Losse de Bayac, 1763-1783. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Autograph letter signed : New Providence [N.C.], to General Greene, 1780 Nov. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1943 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn Callahan, North. North Callahan papers, 1930- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1775-1785 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Newspaper clippings regarding Daniel Morgan, Captain John Smith, and Gen. William T. Sherman. [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henry B. Dawson papers, Dawson, Henry B., 1836-1913 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Lewis family. Papers of the Lewis family, 1744-1860. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Theodorus Bailey Myers collection, 1542-1876 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. LS : to Alexander Addison, 1795 Feb. 7. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Cowpens Centennial Committee. Souvenir Pin, 1881. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Winchester (Va.). Papers, 1779-1956 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Autograph letter signed : to John Mercer, 1783 Feb. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811. Draper manuscripts: Jonathan Clark papers, 1728-1810. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1735?-1802. Orderly book, 1777. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Daniel Morgan collection, Morgan, Daniel collection, 1764-1951, 1764-1832 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Miller, Gary J. No matter how thin you slice it, there is always two sides: a review of Banastre Tarleton's affect on American history [typescript] : [2001?] / by Gary J. Miller. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1937 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
creatorOf Myers, Theodorus Bailey, 1821-1888,. Theodorus Bailey Myers collection, 1542-1876. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alexander, William, 1726-1783. Selected papers, 1767-1782. 1776-1782 (bulk). New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. Library of Congress
referencedIn George Washington Papers, 1592-1943, (bulk 1748-1799) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789. Letter to Daniel Morgan, 1781 July 20. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Order-books, 1775-1861. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Papers of James Monroe, 1771-1818. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Robinson-Morgan families. Papers, 1819-1943. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Papers, 1763-1800. Library of Virginia
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Muster roll and payroll [manuscript], 1778-1780. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. [6 A.L.S., Camp Waxhaw Creek [S.C.], 7-15 Nov. 1780 : to William Smallwood, [New] Providence, [N.C.]]. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Document, 1789, Sept. 12. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Simms, Charles, 1755-1819. Papers of Charles Simms, 1731-1822. Library of Congress
referencedIn Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896,. Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, newspaper clippings, 1816-1895 (bulk 1833-1895). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. The German allied troops in the North American war of independence, and related materials, ca. 1767-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Virginia Regiment, 11th (1777). Orderly book, 1777. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Beall-Booth family. Beall-Booth family papers, 1778-1956. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Losse de Bayac, Charles Joseph de, b. 1742. History and journal of Charles Joseph de Losse de Bayac [microform] : papers, 1763-1783. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Morris, Lewis, 1754-1824. Lewis Morris papers, 1781 Jan. 12-1795 Aug. 23. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. Orderly book of Daniel Morgan, 1777. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Burnet, Ichabod, ca. 1756-1783. person
associatedWith Callahan, North. person
associatedWith Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811. person
associatedWith Cowpens Centennial Committee. person
associatedWith Craig, Isaac, 1742?-1826. person
associatedWith Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. person
associatedWith Dawson, Henry B., 1821-1889 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. person
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associatedWith Miller, Gary J. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Morgan, Simon. person
associatedWith Morris, Lewis, 1754-1824. person
associatedWith Myers, Theodorus Bailey, 1821-1888, person
associatedWith Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789. person
associatedWith Noble, George. person
associatedWith Park, George, fl. 1782. person
associatedWith Robinson-Morgan families. family
associatedWith Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. person
associatedWith Simms, Charles, 1755-1819. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896, person
associatedWith Triplett, Francis. person
associatedWith United States. Continental Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Army. Virginia Regiment, 11th (1777) corporateBody
correspondedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Winchester (Va.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Subject
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
Occupation
Soldiers
Army officers
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Virginia
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Birth 1736-07-06

Death 1802-07-06

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