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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Richard Luttrell, Jr.:Virginia Militia

Richard is not a direct ancestor of ours. He is the brother of
Grandpa John’s
great-great-grandfather, Robert Luttrell.

Pvt. Luttrell served under Major George Rogers Clark in the successful campaign northwest of the Ohio in 1778-79 (The old Northwest Territory) during the American Revolution. His service earned him two land grants following the war.

In July 1778, Col. Clark's militia including Richard Luttrell and about 175 men crossed the Ohio River at Fort Massac and marched to Kaskaskia, taking it on the night of July 4. Cahokia, Vincennes, and several other villages and forts in British territory were subsequently captured without firing a shot, because most of the French-speaking and American Indian inhabitants were unwilling to take up arms on behalf of the British. To counter the militia advance, Henry Hamilton reoccupied Vincennes with a small force. In February 1779, Clark's militia returned to Vincennes in a surprise winter expedition and retook the town, capturing Hamilton in the process.

In 1980 Richard would be appointed Ensign in the Fauquier Militia by Thomas Jefferson.image

The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
Littrell Family Veterans Video

reposted from 2016: 41

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