Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262 to Honor Three American Revolutionary War Soldiers

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR along with VFW Post 7262 will be having three marker dedications in honor of American Revolutionary War Soldiers on Saturday, September 16th in Harrison Township cemeteries. The first dedication will be at 1:00pm at the Old Friendship Cemetery on Eaton-Ft. Nesbit Road, New Madison for William Brodrick. Immediately following the Brodrick dedication, Joseph Wiley's marker will be dedicated at Providence Cemetery on the east end of Wiley Road from Braffetsville-North Road. The third dedication will be for Peter Rush at First Universalist Cemetery at East Washington St. in New Madison at approximately 2:00pm.

William Brodrick, Joseph Wiley and Peter Rush were American Revolutionary War Soldiers who moved to Darke County after the War. Brodrick was a private in the New Jersey Militia. He later volunteered at Valley Forge and the Battle of Monmouth where he was injured. Wiley was a Private in the Virginia Militia who served mostly in North and South Carolinas. Peter Rush was a Private in the Pennsylvania Militia under Captain Henry Rush.

Please plan to attend and honor our county's Patriots. Descendants of these soldiers are still in the Darke County area and are welcome to attend the dedications.

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