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his oath of allegiance and went on to serve in the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina; Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, and at Yorktown, all in 1781.At Guilford Court House, a force of 4,000 Americans was defeated by 1,900 British soldiers a fourth of whom died in the battle after nearly three hours "of intense and often brutal fighting," according to a National Parks Service account found Puma Basket Ladies
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be around his family, so maybe his daughters could take care of him," Baird said.Tatum lived for a while in what is now McCalla before settling near "Mt. Pinson," Smith's biography states. Tatum died in January 1835.Based on written and oral historical accounts passed down through his family for nearly 200 years, Baird believes Tatum was a man he could be proud to call family.
This weekend, about 90 people, including public officials and history lovers dressed in Revolutionary War attire, gathered at that spot to dedicate the newly reconstructed marker of Tatum's grave, according to Sue Churchwell, vice president of the Pinson Historical Society.The tomb slab cracked when a large tree limb fell on it during a storm. Steven Baird, a descendant of Tatum, said funds were raised to restore it.The pieces were put back together in April and the marker is held together by a steel frame. A new marker from the Sons of the American Revolution was added alongside a marker placed on the tomb in 1977 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.As part of that restoration, Churchwell said, the ground around four other grave markers there was also cleared. Churchwell said she expects other people are buried there, but no markers identify their graves.So how did a veteran of the nation's fight for independence find his way to Alabama?Baird, citing Edward Smith's book "Edward Tatum: The Forgotten Revolutionary Soldier of Jefferson County, Alabama," said Tatum was born in Virginia most likely Brunswick County between 1740 1750.In 1777 in Henry County, Va., Tatum took Puma Ignite The Weekend
on the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park website.The battle at Eutaw Springs was "a four hour inconclusive bloodbath" and "one of Puma Basket White Heart the hardest fought and bloodiest battles of the Revolution," according to The History Channel. More than 500 Americans were killed or wounded and more than 700 English soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. and French forces, was a turning point in America's fight for freedom, according to a 1931 report by the historical section of the Army War College."It was at Yorktown that the nascent nationalism of each of the thirteen States of America was assured of eventual coalescence into a single nationalism," that report stated. "The Independence of the United States was now assured."In 1783, Tatum received two land grants, totaling 656 acres, in Virginia in recognition of his military service, according to Smith's biography.By 1800, Tatum and some of his children migrated South, living for a while in South Carolina and Tennessee, where Tatum served as coroner for Lincoln County, before coming to Jefferson County in 1819, the year Alabama became a state. Some of Tatum's family was already living here, Baird said."I think he wanted to Puma Creepers Rihanna Tumblr
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